Poker player hits $2 million cash prize at Uncasville casino
Poker is not only a fun game, it can also be extremely rewarding. Ask Lauren Renaldi, who scooped a staggering jackpot whilst playing a Chinese variant of poker at the Mohegan Sun Casino. The gambling enthusiast from Oakdale (Connecticut) took home $2 million in cash
Exciting gambling paradise
Renaldi was enjoying a game of pai gow poker
when he hit the progressive jackpot, which netted him a whopping $2 million. The Oakdale resident scooped the life-changing bonanza at the Mohegan Sun Casino, where players can enjoy 42 tables packed with poker. Additionally, the Uncasville-based gambling venue boasts nearly 5,000 slot machines
, lots of table games, plus a modern race book facility.
Poker variant with Chinese roots
Double-hand poker, which is another name for pai gow poker, features 52 cards, and one joker. Up to six players can join the table, in addition to a dealer. The banker can be either one of the players or the casino croupier. Competitors receive seven cards, which are used to create two poker hands
. Immigrants from China reportedly introduced the poker variant in the US.