Las Vegas local Thomas Zanot, had a lucky start to 2023 when he was dealt a seven-card straight flush of spades while playing pai gow poker at Flamingo Las Vegas. The hand earned him a progressive jackpot win of $6,443,401 – over six times larger than the largest pai gow progressive payout at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts in 2022 – in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 8.
Caesars properties in Nevada feature a linked pai gow jackpot across the company’s more than 40 tables dedicated to the game. The pai gow poker mega progressive jackpot hadn’t hit since March 2022.
Zanot had been playing Pai Gow for about three hours before his big win. He hopes to use his winnings to buy a house.