Man hits for $1 million on a $5 bet at Live! Casino & Hotel

A visit to Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland on Saturday will be one to remember for a Laurel man who turned a $5 investment into a million dollar win!

Local media report that Manuel Ortiz played at the Super 4 Blackjack table for just about two hours before he placed the lucky $5 bet that hit the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot for a staggering $1,075,710.

The lucky Ortiz was all smiles when the casino handed over the larger-than-life check that is sure to change a few things for the Laurel, Maryland man.

According to the Live! website, the Super 4 Progressive Blackjack wager “wins whenever the Dealer gets Blackjack, or whenever the Dealer’s “up card” is an Ace. Additionally, any player who makes a Super 4 Progressive wager shall receive an Envy Bonus when another player at the same table is the holder of a Royal Flush. When the dealer has Blackjack, the player’s two c 7BALL ards and the dealer’s Blackjack are combined to make a four card hand.”

Owned and operated by Baltimore-based The Cordish Companies, Live! Casino Hotel opened on June 6, 2012, and features a 160,000 square foot gaming floor with approximately 4,000 of the latest, high-tech slots, more than 200 live action table games and 50 poker tables spread across two levels.

The Maryland casino will soon be home to Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio, the state’s first and only outdoor gaming area. The outdoor space will feature slots and table games and offer Ticket In/Ticket Out (TITO) Tables, also a first in the state. According to the Live! website, the outdoor gaming area is scheduled to open on May 1, 2018.

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