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Texan Hits $209,188 Casino Jackpot on Carnival's Cruise Ship Ecstasy

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by Ally, Aug 9, 2006.

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    A Tyler, Texas man has become the biggest cruise ship casino winner thus far this year after hitting a Caribbean Stud progressive jackpot for $209,188 while sailing on Carnival's Ecstasy on a cruise out of Galveston.

    Lee Booker drew a royal flush in diamonds on August 6th while sailing home from a cruise to the Western Caribbean, winning the Caribbean Stud Poker Diamond Edition jackpot for a $1 side bet.

    While casino players on a variety of other cruise ships have had big wins this year ranging from BMW cars up to $64,000 in cash, Booker's win was the first six-figure jackpot of 2006, according to the Cruise-Casinos guide.

    It seems unlikely to be the last, however, since the Ocean Players Club Megacash progressive jackpot -- which links Megacash machines aboard the cruise ships of Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Costa, Cunard and other Carnival Corp. lines -- is now more than $830,000.

    It's been over a year since one of the Ocean Players Club Megacash machines yielded a progressive jackpot, and the current jackpot is the highest since a guest on the Jubilee hit it a couple of years ago for $1,065,428.

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