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September 10th, 2019 at 11:58:11 AM permalink
I was at the Venetian last night and noticed a $5 red light side bet on lots of games called the Millionaire Progressive. The player wins the million for a royal flush in spades in a five-card hand.

For all the rules and analysis, please click on the link. As always, I welcome all comments.

The question for the poll is would you bet the Millionaire Progressive?
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September 10th, 2019 at 12:03:02 PM permalink
Most states you’d be better off with a $5 scratch off instant ticket than what you observed at The Venetian. I’m not even kidding, I know this from researching Lottery annual reports.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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September 10th, 2019 at 4:49:22 PM permalink
Thanks for the poll shout-out! I'm wondering, though, who you're mad at. I'm always amused at some of your later choices."furious yellow" was the funniest one this time.
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September 11th, 2019 at 3:17:21 PM permalink
Isn't this pretty much the same thing that Caesar's properties are doing?
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September 11th, 2019 at 3:38:58 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Thanks for the poll shout-out! I'm wondering, though, who you're mad at. I'm always amused at some of your later choices."furious yellow" was the funniest one this time.



You're welcome. Glad someone got the Furious Yellow reference. It's not that I'm furious at anybody, I was just making a play on words.

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Isn't this pretty much the same thing that Caesar's properties are doing?



Similar. They have the Millionaire Maker.
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September 12th, 2019 at 4:28:53 PM permalink
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Similar. They have the Millionaire Maker.



Is the MM a progressive jackpot now? Last July when I was in Vegas, someone hit it for $1.4 million-ish at Caesar's Palace. And a week or two ago, it went off at Flamingo for $1.3M. And that's for a five-card royal flush (maybe diamonds only), not a six-card royal like I remember.
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June 26th, 2021 at 12:01:45 PM permalink
Wiz, your article refers to the bet as a "red light" bet, but you don't define what "red light" means. I couldn't find anything by Googling it.

BTW, I'm compiling a list of table game jackpot winners.
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June 26th, 2021 at 1:54:13 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

Wiz, your article refers to the bet as a "red light" bet, but you don't define what "red light" means. I couldn't find anything by Googling it.



Thanks, I guess I should have explained it. It is a bet made by putting a chip on a sensor. If that sensor senses a chip is on it, then a red light on the sensor illuminates. Then the dealer can remove the "red light" side bets from the table, but he can remember who made the bets, because the lights stay on.

I have heard that said sensors often malfunction and are a headache for dealers.

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BTW, I'm compiling a list of table game jackpot winners.



Thank you for all the mentions!
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June 26th, 2021 at 2:09:51 PM permalink
Whoops, I linked to the wrong page initially (the general page about jackpots, not the list of big jackpot wins). I just fixed the link.

The mentions of WoO weren't a favor, I just cite my sources.
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June 26th, 2021 at 4:00:57 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

Whoops, I linked to the wrong page initially (the general page about jackpots, not the list of big jackpot wins). I just fixed the link.

The mentions of WoO weren't a favor, I just cite my sources.



https://www.lvol.com/games/progressive/mb.html

this link has all Megabucks wins since 1995

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