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New Jersey Man Turns $5 Bet Into $1M at Atlantic City Casino

"Harold" was at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, playing Three Card Poker's "6 Card Bonus" bet

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    Man Turns Small Bet Into Big Payout at NJ Casino

    A man at the Borgata Casino -- who we're calling Harold M. -- turned a $5 bet on three-card poker into $1 million Saturday night at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The odds of this happening are more than 1 in 20 million.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 24, 2018)

    Happy holidays, indeed! A gambler from Lakewood, New Jersey, turned a small bet into a huge payoff Saturday when he delivered a royal flush -- and the casino delivered his $1 million winnings.

    The man is only being identified as "Harold M.," which seems smart. But we do know how the bet went down.

    "Harold" was at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, playing Three Card Poker's "6 Card Bonus" bet. He bet $5. And he was dealt the 10, queen and ace of diamonds.

    Nice. Even nicer: The dealer’s hand was the 9, jack and king of diamonds.

    The result was a 6-card diamond Royal Flush.

    According to a spokesman for the casino, experts at wizardofodds.com confirm that the odds of hitting the 6-card Bonus Royal Flush are 1 in 20,348,320.