On a desert casino-hopping trip, came a retiree from Hemet, CA, George Hayes with a friend. A 1¢ Super Spin Wheel of Fortune machine was the one that George simply walked up to and put in $40 or $50. Not long after that, he watched across the centerline, five Wheel of Fortune symbols lined up and he knew it had to mean something big. It turned out to be $1,127,123,88. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Claude Dickerson of Indio, CA says he and his wife have been playing for years. In case Claude was dealt a straight flush, he placed a side bet on a Pai Gow Poker table and he took home the huge progressive table jackpot of $16342588.
Claude Dickerson and his wife decided to kill some time playing their favorite games in the casino after enjoying dinner at the POM restaurant at Fantasy Springs. Claude sat down at a Fortune Pai Gow Poker table. Always making sure to place a side bet on the progressive jackpot, he began with $100 and eventually increased his take to $200. Claude could not believe the hand he was dealt, a straight flush – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Hearts, after about 30 minutes at the table. Claude said he was awestruck that on one hand, he won $163,425.82.
Featuring 30 “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player magazine, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino provides an oasis in the desert. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino stands to meet and exceed the needs of its guests and the community by offering world-class table games, 2000 of the hottest slots, hotel, dining, entertainment and golf at Eagle Falls.Tags: California casino, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, George Hayes, Pai Gow Poker