Australia’s Biggest Table Jackpot Paid Out

Elouise Spencer - 13 June 2019

An incredibly lucky man is celebrating the win of a lifetime after an AU$15 Poker buy-in led to him winning Australia’s biggest-ever table game jackpot. The player, who has remained anonymous, managed to win the Texas Hold’em game, and the AU$3.6 million up for grabs, with a Royal Flush at the Crown Perth Casino in June.

The jackpot surpassed the previous record win by just under AU$1 million. That record was set in 2016, when a player won AU$2.7 million, also with a Royal Flush. The game’s highest-ranking winning hand, it is comprised of a 10, jack, queen, king, and ace of the same suit.

An Extraordinary Win

In an interview, the casino’s COO, Lonnie Bossi, said the winner, as well as the venue, was still celebrating the unbelievable payout.  He added that he was thrilled it had happened in the Perth casino. However, Bossi could not comment on how the winner plans on spending his new fortune.

What Is Texas Hold’em?

Texas Hold’em arguably is the most popular Poker variation in the world. After placing opening bets at the start of the game, each player at the table receives two face-down cards.

Several betting stages then take place. The first is the flop, which sees the dealer deal three face-up community cards to the table. This is followed by a fourth card known as the turn, and then a fifth card known as the river. Players can call, raise, check, or fold after each betting round.

The community cards remain in place on the table, but can be used by all players to supplement the two cards they were dealt initially. That is what the anonymous winner of Australia’s largest-ever table game jackpot did.

About Crown Perth

The Crown Perth first opened its doors on 30 December 1985, when it still was known as the Burswood Island Casino. At the time, it was the country’s biggest gaming venue, and it had the distinction of being the third-largest in the world.

It is open all day, throughout the week, and has as many as 2400 game machines, including slots, Video Poker, and Keno. It also has a few hundred tables that offer card and table games. Among them are Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow, and Caribbean Stud, as well as Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Blackjack, Cow Singer, Money Wheel, Sic Bo, and Roulette.