Fri, May 25, 2012
One very lucky Club Lasseters member has won a life changing amount of cash after winning the Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 at Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs. Taeho Kang pocketed $105,000 cash after being dealt a Royal Flush. Mr. Kang also received a further $5,000 cash due to his back bet in the opening deal bringing the total to $110,000.
Mr. Kang says “I am so excited and happy to have won this cash. I also won $4,400 from a $1 slot machine at Lasseters a few weeks ago. I am so lucky.”
Kang plans to use the money to open his own restaurant in his home town in Seoul, Korea. Kang has worked in kitchens for the last three years and is an aspiring chef. “I still cannot believe it; I haven’t been able to sleep the last two days with plenty of dreams and excitement on my mind. My work colleagues tell me I look very tired” says Kang.
The Caribbean Stud Jackpot is now back up to $114,000 and is open daily from 2pm. The international standard casino boasts 17 table games and 300 electronic gaming machines.
Lasseters Hotel Casino is currently undergoing a $35 million development to the property with their new resort style pool officially opened in January this year. The development also encompasses 66 new rooms due to open in July, a 180 seat dining space, VIP gaming room and commercial gymnasium. Lasseters currently has 140 award winning deluxe rooms, four restaurants, two bars, a sports lounge and a night club. The property adjoins the Alice Springs Convention Centre and is the second largest employer in Alice Springs.