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Rivers Schenectady pays out nearly $500K jackpot

30 October 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- One lucky guest became nearly a half-million dollars richer in an instant at the Three Card Poker table at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady this weekend.

The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $497,152 on a single hand on Saturday night after hitting the table's progressive jackpot. He drew a 10, king and ace of spades, which combined with the queen and jack of spades in the dealer's bonus hand to make a royal flush. It was the largest jackpot paid since Rivers Casino opened in February.

Four other players at the table bet the progressive and all received a $5,000 "envy" payout.

"Having many ways to play means many ways to win, and at Rivers Casino, we love a winner," said Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady General Manager Mary Cheeks. "We have paid out nearly $20 million in jackpots alone since opening, and we look forward to celebrating even more winners."

A jackpot is a win of $1,200 or more.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features the only live table gaming in the Capital Region, with 67 tables of gaming action.

For more information on gaming, dining, lodging, entertainment and events at Rivers Casino & Resort, visit the website.

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