I seen an article on my phone about 2 major jackpots being hit just after Midnight in Las vegas. One was at Caesars for almost 2 mil on Pai gow poker. The other was at flamingo on Texas hold'em bonus for $480K and change. The one at flamingo was a royal flush. Not sure what you would need since it was pai gow since you are dealt 7 cards. Maybe a 7 card straight flush? Would you be able to use the joker? Cost of progressive bet? The article was on the las vegas review journal where I read it. Anyone have any other info than what was listed? Don't really post that much so not sure how to include a link to the article.
That Pai Gow jackpot could have been mine in June at the Flamingo! I think it was around $1.6 million when I got this:
To answer your questions: yes, a 7 card straight flush pays the jackpot, doesn’t matter if it has the joker or not for the progressive. $5 bet.
(I never bet the $5 progressive so I was not disappointed with my hit. I would have been out of money long before I got that SF had I been throwing away $5 each hand).
If you allow a joker to be part of a 7 card straight flush, the probability goes up by 7x: 0.000001453 or 1 in 688,139 (approx).
If there 6 players at the pai gow poker table and one player gets a 7card natural straight flush, what are the odds that at least one other player gets a 7card straight flush (with or without a joker?) The probability of that is 0.0000157 or about 1 in 63,720.