A casino aficionado in England says that he is ‘over the moon’ after banking a £37,000 ($45,370) jackpot late last month thanks to a modest £1 ($1.22) side bet on a three-card poker game.
The unidentified punter was enjoying some time on the tables inside the Grosvenor Casino Sheffield on September 27 and had placed the modest side bet in hopes of topping up his main prize. However, the player subsequently watched in disbelief as his cards were turned over and the supplementary wager came in to leave his richer to the tune of £37,000.
The Sheffield native revealed that he has yet to decide how he will spend his new-found wealth but thanked Grosvenor Casino Sheffield and a watching crowd that had enthusiastically cheered his triumph.
“I’m just so surprised,” said the successful punter. “I wouldn’t have thought I could win that much from £1; it's amazing. I can still hear the cheers from the other players. People were shaking me and clapping my back while I was taking everything in. I’m over the moon.”
Opened in 2009, Grosvenor Casino Sheffield in one of three casinos in the South Yorkshire city of some 600,000 people with the 23,500 sq ft facility featuring six gaming tables, more than 40 slots and a sportsbook. The property owned and operated by the Grosvenor Casinos Limited subsidiary of land-based and online gambling behemoth Rank Group moreover, hosts a sports lounge as well as the country’s largest dedicated electronic gaming arena outside of London.
The General Manager for Grosvenor Casino Sheffield, Andy McNairn, declared that his venue, which is located inside a former Mecca Bingo enterprise on Duchess Road, has played host to a number of triumphs over the years and that it is ‘always a thrill experiencing a win in the casino’.
“The atmosphere is electric and everyone is so happy to celebrate each other’s jackpots,” McNairn said. “Big congratulations to the winner on whatever he plans to spend his jackpot on.”