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Who's seen a big win in the Casino?

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Who's seen a big win in the Casino?

About 3 years ago I was walking by the high roller slot room at MGM (Could have been Paris?) and a guy had hit a win for about $50,000.00. I stopped and was just checking out the scene. I told the guy "Hey nice win" and without skipping a beat in a very monotone voice he says, "That gets me about even for the day". I kind of nodded my head and left.

I also saw an asian women win about $6,000.00 at the M Resort. She got it all in cash and she and her two daughters were getting pictures with the cash fanned out in all six of their hands.

What have you seen?

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1. Re: Who's seen a big win in the Casino?

Met Dennis Phillips after he finished 2nd at the WSOP in 2012 for around $375k at the cashier's cage when I was cashing out. He was a nice guy, I shook his hand, but he was pretty ticked off he was close to winning a bracelet.

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I was in the casino when somebody hit the progressive 25 cent Wheel of Fortune downtown once years ago. I think it was just shy of $500,000. I didn't actually see the win happen, but the aftermath was pretty fun.

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"That gets me about even for the day"

That's the thing with big wins. Passers by see the big win and think "woo hoo, they're rich". With rare exceptions the big wins are just part of a long term gambling run and even getting back to even isn't happening for most of these "winners".

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Not to mention the taxes on the slot wins!

Las Vegas, Nevada
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About 3:30 a.m. at O'Sheas a cute Asian newlywed girl (with new husband and father-in-law) rolls the dice forever and hit the fire bet ($1,000 to 1) - numerous people had $5 and $10 on it (but not me, because it is for suckers, lol!). Shut the table down for about a half hour while they had to review the tape before paying people - at least $50,000 grand was paid out. I didn't even have the bet and the intensity of that final roll was really incredible - all she needed was the 4 and when she finally set it as the point you could see the pit getting nervous - it must have taken another 15 minutes of 5's,6's,8's etc. . . before it finally came the hardway! I've seen some hot craps games in my time but never saw a place erupt like that before or since.

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Best I ever did was winning about $12,000 on roulette.

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I saw a similar thing at the Desert Inn years ago, I believe it was $ 25,000. A woman playing a $ 5 slot said after the win... "One more of those and maybe my husband won't change the locks after all" I don't know if she was kidding or not, but she didn't seem nearly as excited about the win as one would think.

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I saw one at Harrahs in Lake Tahoe. Some drunk guy wandered into the hi limit slot room and put $200 in a $25 Triple Diamond Machine and on his 5th spin he got 3 triple diamonds for $62,500! He started hollering like a damn fool and tipped the cocktail waitress a $100 for 3 shots of Jameson for hom and his 2 buddies watching enviously...once they verified the jackpot they asked him how he wanted to be paid and he was like huh? They said do u want cash or check? The guy took $2500 cash and a check for $60k.

That guy was me! ; 0)

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I was walking by a roulette table at the Wynn and saw a women put a ton of chips on one number and thought to myself "what a bad bet”. About 15 seconds later I heard her screaming as her number came up. I never did figure out how much she won but it must have been a lot based on the amount of screaming.

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10. Re: Who's seen a big win in the Casino?

Aliante & Red Rock Casinos had the highest pay outs and I was a local and will admit that. Born & Raised :)