Vacations Hawai‘i Customer Wins $330,000 in Pai Gow Poker at “the Cal”

August 27, 2019, 6:18 AM HST · Updated August 27, 6:18 AM
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A Hawaiian resident turned his Las Vegas vacation at the California Hotel and Casino into a nearly $330,000 payday when he hit a seven-card royal flush playing pai gow poker on Thursday, Aug. 22. The winner requested to remain anonymous.

This image shows an employee displaying the winning hand and what $330,000 worth of chips look like.

This is the third major win in the last three months at one of Boyd Gaming’s downtown destinations. On July 22, a Hawaiian resident took home a $114,000 jackpot when she played the Dragon Wheel® with Bonus Spin slot jackpot at Fremont Hotel and Casino. On June 30, another Fremont hotel guest won $221,000 playing the Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot Sevens slots jackpot.

Located at the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The California Hotel and Casino is fondly known as the Ninth Island for its Hawaiian flair.

The property features a 36,000 square foot casino, six restaurants including Redwood Steakhouse, California Noodle House and authentic Hawaiian favorites at Aloha Specialties and more than 700 hotel rooms.

The casino features popular table games such as Blackjack, Let It Ride, Progressive Pai Gow Poker and more, and boasts more than 1,000 slot machines. Additionally, the California includes a keno lounge and sports book.

The California is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states.

Pictured are employees at the Cal showing the winning hand and what $330,000 in chips looks like. The winner requested to remain anonymous. 

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