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£1 Poker Bet Nets £115,000 Jackpot

5 January 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Hull Daily Mail: "A Lucky punter is £115,000 (US$207,748) the richer after scooping a casino jackpot with a single £1 poker bet.

"Incredibly, the winning bet on being dealt a royal flush came during his first ever visit to Napoleons casino, in George Street, Hull, after being signed in by a friend.

"…The £115,536 pay-out on a £1 side bet was also the city centre venue's biggest ever jackpot win on a single poker game.

"Today, the lucky winner - who is from Hull and is in his early 40s - was keeping his identity close to his chest as his cards by opting to remain anonymous.

"…The progressive poker game has become a popular feature at the company's four Yorkshire casinos in Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Hull.

"The game includes a rolling jackpot which had not been won for six months at the casino in Hull.

"…The progressive casino stud poker game at Napoleon's usually involves six players betting on what hands they are dealt…"

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