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$1.39 MILLION FORTUNE PAI GOW POKER PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT HITS AT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
Jan 21, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

$1.39 Million Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive Jackpot Hits at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
New jackpot is highest in property’s history, besting a $1.2 million jackpot in 2022

PITTSBURGH — Jan. 21, 2024 — After months of anticipation, a $1,391,967 Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive jackpot hit around 2:45 a.m. today at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.

The jackpot was won when a local Pittsburgh guest was dealt a seven-card straight flush. The winning cards were a 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 of clubs. The player had also placed two optional $5 side wagers, accounting for $25,000 and $3,000 of the total winnings. This is the largest progressive Pai Gow prize claimed at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh to date — and a new property record.

The Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive jackpot has increased steadily since it began on April 24, 2017, and this is the first time the full jackpot has hit. The largest previous payout was for $92,196.72, when a player claimed 10% of the jackpot with five aces, which included the joker, on Aug. 1, 2020.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh still holds the U.S. record for bad beat jackpots. A $1.2 million payout in August 2022 sent a West Virginia poker player home with $490,708 and a Pittsburgher home with $368,029. The remaining six players at the table each won $61,338.

“It’s such a fun and momentous experience watching a jackpot grow until it finally hits,” said Andre Barnabei, assistant general manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “Congrats to our local guest and also to our Rivers Pittsburgh dealers and Team Members for always doing a great job.”

Pai Gow Poker uses playing cards instead of traditional Pai Gow Chinese dominoes. It features head-to-head play against the dealer and an optional bonus bet, which triggers the jackpot. Players and the dealer each get seven cards to make two poker hands — a five-card “high” hand and a two-card “low” hand.

For information about the latest gaming promotions, entertainment and events, visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the $1.39 million Pai Gow Poker Progressive winning hand is embedded in this release; image courtesy of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.

ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH: Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, located on the city’s North Shore and open 24/7, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations. Rivers offers over 2,200 slot machines, 95 table games, 55 hybrid gaming seats, and a 30-table poker room—which holds the record for the largest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. history (over $1.2 million). Home of BetRivers Sportsbook, Pittsburgh’s first and only licensed sportsbook, Rivers is the spot for any and all sports fans and bettors. Other amenities include a diverse lineup of eight distinct bars and restaurants, including Martorano’s Prime, the Italian-American steakhouse by celebrity cook Steve Martorano, and a 25,000 square foot, second-level Event Center that hosts concerts, weddings, and more. Guests of The Landing Hotel adjacent to the casino have immediate access to the gaming floor. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Griffin Horner
For Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
484-683-5980
[email protected]

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