Jamul Casino Gambler Wins $163,528 Ultimate Texas Hold’Em Jackpot

One lucky poker player in San Diego had the Texas hold’em hand of a lifetime this week at Jamul Casino.

A gambler identified as William M. won $163,528.70 on a $1 Ultimate Texas Hold’em progressive bet, the San Diego-area casino announced Monday via its Twitter.

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Ultimate Texas Hold’em is just like regular hold’em, except players can make a raise at any point in the hand. The earlier you make your raise, the more you can bet. Then. Ultimate Texas Hold’em Progressive adds a progressive jackpot into the mix. Any progressive jackpot victories depend on the player’s two hole cards and the first three community cards.

Based on a $1 progressive bet:

  • Royal flush wins 100% of the jackpot
  • Straight flush wins 10% of the jackpot
  • Four-of-a-kind wins $300
  • Full house wins $50
  • Flush wins $40
  • Straight wins $30

At Jamul Casino, William M. was dealt a Queen and 10 of diamonds, and the first three community cards were an Ace, King, and Jack of Diamonds. That gave William a royal flush, awarding him 100% of the progressive jackpot.

According to Wizard of Odds, the odds of landing a royal flush progressive jackpot in Ultimate Texas Hold’em are roughly 1-in-149,254, or 0.0015%.

For comparison, here are the odds of some other notable events:

  • Getting struck by lightning — 1-in-15,300
  • Hitting a hole-in-one in golf — 1-in-12,000
  • Living to 100 — 1-in-3,777
  • Finding a pearl in an oyster — 1-in-12,000
  • Getting injured by a toilet — 1-in-10,000
  • Being born with 11 fingers or toes — 1-in-500

More Info on Jamul Casino

Jamul Casino is located in Jamul, California, just 19 miles east of downtown San Diego. It offers guests more than 1,600 slot machines, 43 table games (including a non-smoking table game section open from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily), and a 10-table poker room that attracts tournament promoters such as the RunGood Poker Series.

Jamul Casino offers progressive jackpots like the one William M. won in Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Pai Gow, Asia Poker, Three-Card Poker, and Four-Card Poker.

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Matthew Bain

Matthew Bain started as News Editor and Content Manager at California Casinos in 2022. Before that, he spent six years as a sports reporter and then deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register, during which time he won nine statewide journalism awards, including the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Outstanding Young Iowa Journalists Award. As deputy sports editor, Matthew oversaw the Register’s recruiting coverage while also innovating the outlet’s high school sports coverage. Matthew graduated from San Diego State and grew up in California, but he’s somehow a Boston Celtics fan. Long story.