A player at Harrah’s Philadelphia got a wonderful October surprise.

In the early hours of Oct. 11, he won a $1.3 million mega table games progressive jackpot at Harrah’s in Chester, PA.

It is the largest payout ever at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Royal flush at four card poker

Philadelphia resident Eugene L. became an instant millionaire after he was dealt a royal flush of spades at four card poker.

Eugene was dealt a royal flush (10-J-Q-K-A) of spades and was playing the $5 optional progressive bet that pays 100% of the Mega Jackpot.

Two other players at the table received an Envy bet of $5,000 each. The Envy bet pays when another player at the table is dealt a royal flush.

A big check for the biggest Harrah’s winner

Know before you go: Harrah’s Philadelphia

Harrah’s Philadelphia reopened in late June. It is following the health and safety protocols that apply to all casinos in PA, such as:

  • Casinos can reopen at 50% capacity.
  • Employees and guests must wear masks.
  • There are markings on the floor to promote social distancing.

In addition, at Harrah’s Philadelphia, all guests and team members are required to have their temperature checked via thermal scanners before entering the property. Other health and safety measures are listed here.

Food and beverages are not currently allowed on the gaming floor. Also, smoking is not permitted on the gaming floor, but designated outdoor areas are set up.

PA Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed new orders for increased coronavirus mitigation efforts on July 16. For casinos, it means a temporary pause on drink service and sitting at the bar, and lower capacity limits at restaurants.

Play Pennsylvania was the first to exclusively report that the poker room at Harrah’s closed permanently in August.