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Table games get progressive treatment at Station properties

Mark Swiecionis deals to Melda Heeg and her daughter Lori, both of Illinois, at a Pai Gow table at Sunset Station in Henderson Oct. 27, 2011. Station Casino’s have linked their Pai Gow tables to enable progressive jackpots.

Pai Gow Progressive at Stations

Galina Burnip deals at a Pai Gow table at Sunset Station Casino in Henderson Oct. 27, 2011. Station Casino's have linked their Pai Gow tables to enable progressive jackpots. Launch slideshow »

The first cross-property progressive jackpot for a table game has arrived in Nevada.

Station Casinos and Shuffle Master Inc. recently debuted an intercasino jackpot for Fortune Pai Gow Poker. It links winnings between Red Rock Resort and Sunset Station.

“Cross-property connectivity was the next logical step for Shuffle Master in enhancing and broadening our progressive product offerings,” John Hemberger, Shuffle Master’s table games division general manager, said in a statement. “Players witness the meters incrementing in real time at a faster clip to drive bigger progressive jackpots than a standalone or intraproperty progressive.”

A player needs a seven-card straight flush to win the progressive jackpot. If someone hits it, every player at the table who made a progressive wager during that round wins an “Envy Bonus.”

For now, the linked jackpots are limited to Red Rock and Sunset Station. Station Casinos spokeswoman Lori Nelson said the company is testing the product and could expand it to other properties if players like the concept. The linked jackpot was more than $194,000 as of Wednesday.

The Station group and other casino chains often link bingo, poker and keno jackpots between properties, but a main-floor table game has never been connected across properties.

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  1. Just for the record, Galaxy Gaming, a Las Vegas based company was the first to successfully install a cross property progressive table game platform in Nevada. Utilizing thier Deuces Wild table game, Galaxy linked nine (9) tables across the Station Casino system. Shufflemaster would like to beleive they were first, however we have been doing this successfully since April 2011. Stop by your favorite Station Casino and see for yourself. You are limited to just two properties either. You can stop into almost any of them.

  2. Why don't they restart progressive VP at every Station. The Progressive started at $100,000 and someone had to win prior to reaching $150,000. That was great and anyone could win.