Craps Player Wins $5.3 Million, Then Leaves $150k Tip For DealersJune 7, 2011 8:47 am
Two months after the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City was relieved of $5.8 million by a high-rolling blackjack player, another gambler has now won $5.3 million from the same casino.
Unlike his fellow high-roller, however, the unidentified gambler won most of the money whilst on a six-hour lucky streak at the craps table. As well as wagering over $100,000 at a time on the craps table, he is also believed to have played some blackjack and mini-baccarat.
Nevertheless, the unknown gambler was not the only person celebrating his good fortune at the end of the night, after he showed his gratitude by leaving a more than $150,000 tip to be shared out between the Tropicana table games dealers on duty that night.
In the meantime, the Tropicana Casino and Resort will be reeling so soon after Don Johnson, 49, caused the casino’s revenue in April to fall by 20% following his record $5.8 million blackjack win.
Despite Don Johnson then complaining of being refused to play again at Atlantic City’s casinos, Tropicana’s billionaire owner, Carl Icahn, quickly moved to dispel any such rumours at his casino and stated:
“I congratulate him on his winnings. That’s what gambling is all about. We’d be happy to see him again.”
Carl Icahn also extended the same invitation to the mystery $5.3 million craps player. Commenting on the recent massive wins and the Tropicana’s high-stakes strategy, new CEO Tony Rodio said:
“Mr. Icahn and his company understand that with this strategy, there is a little bit of volatility. Sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield…This is Mr. Icahn’s strategy. He has made no bones about this strategy. He feels very confident. We are not afraid to offer aggressive limits.”
With over 30 years experience in the casino industry, Mr Rodio also added that he had never encountered two high-rollers winning over $5 million a piece at the same casino in so short a time period.