Just a shade before 8 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 99 players in poker rooms across Las Vegas celebrated as Daniel from London activated the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot when his six high straight flush fell short to Edgar from Mexico’s eight high straight flush inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino poker room.
This is the third time the jackpot has hit since its January launch and all three times the winner was playing at Planet Hollywood. The Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot awards not only the losing hand and winning hand but all players actively playing in any of the participating Caesars Entertainment poker rooms. Daniel’s exceptional hand being beat by Edgar’s even better hand entitled all 99 players in Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Quad Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino poker rooms to share the $538,771 progressive jackpot. Daniel, having the losing hand, won $111,646 and winner Edgar took home $57,765 while all other players received $3,888 for simply playing in the right room at the right time. Daniel’s girlfriend was asleep in their room and had no idea he was playing poker at the time of the jackpot. Safe to say, it was a happy wake-up call.
Caesars Entertainment announced the introduction of the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot to the Las Vegas poker market at the beginning of 2013. With a progressive model, the jackpot has the potential to climb to more than $1,000,000. Mega Progressive Beat Poker Jackpot has the opportunity to become one of the the largest promotional poker jackpots in the casino entertainment industry. This multi-casino promotion offers poker players of all skill levels the opportunity to play for a chance at life-changing money.