Jackpot: Harry Reid Airport Players Strike It Rich on Slots

Posted on: January 25, 2024, 01:54h. 

Last updated on: March 19, 2024, 08:57h.

Three players recently won a cumulative total of $1.1M-plus while on the slot machines at Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport.

Slots at Harry Reid Airport
Some of the slots at Harry Reid Airport, pictured above. Several people won jackpots at the Las Vegas airport this month. (Image: Nevada Globe)

Over just a few days, the three passengers tried their luck while waiting for a flight or after landing and won big in the terminals.

On January 12, one unnamed player collected more than $1M. The total payout was $1,031,200 after a $3 bet on a Wild Wild Buffalo Penny Game located by the D gates.

That was followed on January 18 with two wins. One was for $88K. The other was for $18K.

There are more than 1K slots at the airport.

BetMGM Payouts

Over the past year, BetMGM paid out $138.2M in progressive jackpots in online casino play. That represents a 32% increase over 2022.

BetMGM paid out the largest amounts in Michigan ($53.2 million), New Jersey ($38.8 million), and Pennsylvania ($34.6 million).

In October, a mystery player from New Jersey won the second-largest BetMGM jackpot ever, collecting $3M on a $2 wager on Bison Fury at Borgata Online.

The winner was given a VIP trip to Las Vegas. That included four nights in a two-bedroom suite at Aria Resort & Casino over New Year’s weekend, a dinner at Jean George’s Steakhouse, a $1K gift certificate to Tiffany & Co., and tickets for the Bruno Mars concert at the Dolby Live Theater at Park MGM.

Big Jackpot Wins $1M

Last month, Scott “Raja” Richter won more than $1M in the new high-limit room at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, located on the Las Vegas Strip. It was on December 17 that Richter was playing Aristocrat Gaming’s Dragon Link. After making a $250 wager, he won $1,081,106.

Richter, also known as The Big Jackpot, has about half a million subscribers on YouTube.

Earlier this week, on Sunday, a Rivers Casino Pittsburgh poker player won close to $1.4M, according to Pittsburgh TV station KDKA.

The jackpot totaled $1,391,967, which marks a Pai Gow record at the gaming property. The man won with a seven-card straight flush while playing Pai Gow Poker Progressive.

A local player collected $103,216 on Sunday at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino in Nevada. The lucky gambler was playing Dragon Cash.

The day before, a visitor from Hawaii took home $130K at Las Vegas’ California Hotel & Casino. She was playing Light & Wonder’s Let It Ride game. The unnamed player won the cash after getting a five-card royal flush.