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

Lauren Renaldi jackpotRenaldi 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.
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