Progressive Pia Gow Jackpots Hit Twice in JulyShuffle Master Inc. has announced that the progressive jackpot on thier Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive table had been hit twice in July. The first major payday happened at the Thunder Valley Casino outside of Sacramento, California. A player there received over $500,000 dollars after they got a seven card straight flush and hit the side bet.
The second jackpot payout was awarded at the Rampart Casino in Las Vegas where a player got $70,000 dollars and also became the casino's second player to trigger the progressive jackpot since the game opened in April. Fortune Pai Gow Poker tables are the first progressive table game that Shuffle Master has released since they acquired Progressive Gaming International Corporation (PGIC)'s Table Game Division in September 2007.
The Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive game lets players make a small progressive wager in addition to the standard Pai Gow poker wager to make them eligible to win a progressive jackpot in addition to thier odds payouts. The seven card straight flush is the top hand and pays 8,000 to 1 and 100 percent of the jackpot.
Mark L. Yoseloff, Ph.D., Shuffle Master Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented that, "Since we began installing the progressive version of our popular Fortune Pai Gow Poker proprietary table game late last year, the enhanced game has rapidly become a staple product in a growing number of casinos throughout North America. Additionally, its increasing installed base and performance is an excellent example of the validity of our strategic initiative of adding value to our existing games in the field."
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