Phoenix Resident Wins Largest AZ Table Games Jackpot at Gila River

When your brother says you need to get out of the house, you should listen. That’s the lesson from Luis Rodriguez Gomez, a 21-year-old Phoenix man who visited Gila River Resorts & Casinos Lone Butte in early December and hit a jackpot worth $1,100,075 playing Blackjack.

Gomez was only at Gila River because his older brother convinced him to enjoy a night out. The result? The largest table games jackpot in the history of Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming.

“I was actually down to my last hand when I put down a $15 bet and put $5 on the progressive circle. When I realized what I had won, I immediately jumped on top of my brother,” Gomez told ABC News 15 in Phoenix.

Largest AZ Table Games Jackpot

The historic win, which made Gomez a millionaire, came via a $15+$5 progressive hand on Gila Resort Casino’s new King of Cards Table Games Progressive. Players of King of Cards can link with players at other Gila Resorts locations, which can help maximize potential winnings, as in the case with Gomez.

Following the historic jackpot winner, The King of Cards Table Games progressive has been reset across all three Gila River Resorts & Casinos.

“When we installed the new King of Cards Table Games Progressive, this is exactly the exciting win we hoped to have,” said Kenneth Manuel, the Chief Executive Officer of Gila River Resorts & Casinos, Lone Butte.

Gomez plans to take care of family members with his winnings.

“I want to buy my parents a new house,” Gomez said. “I’d also like to buy a new car for me and my family.”

About Gila River Resorts & Casinos

The Gila River Resorts & Casinos is located in Chandler, where its facility features 1,200 slot machines, the BetMGM Sportsbook, and a wide variety of table games: blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, and many others. The tables games area has more than 30 tables, drink service, and private parking.

With progressive blackjack, like Gomez played at the King of Cards Table Games Progressive at Gila Resorts Casino, players at the table can select to participate in a standard blackjack game and also choose to enter into a second game that could payoff with a massive jackpot.

Gila River Resorts & Casinos Lone Butte isn’t the only place you can find a BetMGM Sportsbook in Arizona. State Farm Stadium, home of the Fiesta Bowl and Super Bowl 57, also has a BetMGM Sportsbook. If you are looking to stay in the comfort of your own home, the sportsbook also has a sports betting app.

With the BetMGM Sportsbook app, claim a $50 free bet + another bonus bet worth up to $1,000 with bonus code SHARP50. Offer is only valid now through December 22, 2022!


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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.