Fortune earned on one hand of poker

jetset

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PROFITABLE POKER NIGHT FOR UK HOUSEWIFE

Put down a quid, pull out GBP 258 000 on one hand of poker!

Warehouse worker Anne Taylor (48) earns GBP 200 a week at a plant in the Yorkshire industrial city of Leeds, UK but after a stunning poker win at Napoleons Casino in the midlands city this week she may be moving up.

The skilled....and lucky poker player walked away from a game with GBP 258 982 after one hand and 15 minutes, competing for a pot which has built up over three years and was offered to the first player dealt a royal flush.

The mother of two, who had visited the casino for a little entertainment with her husband Robert, bought into the game for GBP 1 and found she had been dealt a hand with the 10, jack, queen, king and ace of hearts.

She said yesterday: "I was staggered. I had to keep checking the cards for a mistake. I put them down and that was it. I'd won. I was shaking."

Taylor says the windfall will be invested for her retirement, although a celebratory trip to Las Vegas has not been ruled out. "I will probably have a go on the poker tables out there but you won't catch me gambling it all," she said.
 

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Was this some sort of Royal flush bonus or on the "casino Stud poker" game with a progressive meter. (Similar to "Caribbean Stud poker" casino game in Vegas.)

I have never seen live poker rooms with a Royal flush bonus progressive and it would never get that high surely!!
 

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Was this some sort of Royal flush bonus or on the "casino Stud poker" game with a progressive meter. (Similar to "Caribbean Stud poker" casino game in Vegas.)

I have never seen live poker rooms with a Royal flush bonus progressive and it would never get that high surely!!

I think it was Stud Poker with a progessive jackpot that most of the UK B&M casinos offer now.

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Scooter7

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3 years... really? hard to belive...

A dealt royal is about a 643,000 to one shot. Off the top of my head, if there are as many as 5 tables running full (7 spots) about 1/3 of the time at about 2 minutes per hand for a year, that would be a little under a 1/2 million hands per year. Needing almost 1.5 million hands to hit a royal isn't statistically outrageous and I've been pretty generous with guessing at how many hands/year are dealt.
 

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Ahhhh, and here I was thinking you were being disparaging about a woman poker player who, as far as either of us know, could be a skilled and experienced player as well as being extremely fortunate.

I thought you were being a bit dog-in-the-manger, actually.

I say good luck to the girl - a very nice windfall.
 

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