Lucky punter scores $3.6 million at Perth casino from $15 poker buy-in

A Perth man has turned a $15 poker punt into a $3.6 million win to claim Australia’s largest ever casino table jackpot.

The lucky player became an instant millionaire when he pulled off a royal flush with just a $15 buy-in at Crown Perth casino on Saturday night.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, has broken the casino’s previous Texas Hold’em Poker benchmark by almost one million dollars.

A royal flush includes ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit. Source: Getty, file

The previous Crown Perth record was set in September 2016 when $2.7 million was won, also thanks to a royal flush.

Crown Perth chief operating officer Lonnie Bossi said celebrations hadn’t stopped for the winner.

“To have a record breaking $3.6 million won at Crown Perth is quite extraordinary,” he told the West Australian.

“This is Australia’s biggest ever jackpot won on the tables and I am so excited to see that go off here.”

What is a royal flush?

In poker, a flush is a hand that contains five cards all of the same suit.

A royal flush, however, is the highest possible value flush of sequential rank.

The highest value straight flush includes ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit.

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