California Hotel and Casino Guest from Hawai’i Hits Nearly $330,000 Jackpot Playing Pai Gow Poker

LAS VEGAS—A Hawaiian resident turned his Las Vegas vacation at the California Hotel and Casino into a nearly $330,000 payday when he hit a seven-card royal flush playing pai gow poker on Thursday, Aug. 22. The winner requested to remain anonymous.

This is the third major win in the last three months at one of Boyd Gaming’s downtown destinations. On July 22, a Hawaiian resident took home a $114,307 jackpot when she played the Dragon Wheel® with Bonus Spin slot jackpot at Fremont Hotel and Casino. On June 30, another Fremont hotel guest won $221,380 playing the Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot Sevens slots jackpot.

About The California Hotel and Casino

Located at the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The California Hotel and Casino is fondly known as the Ninth Island for its Hawaiian flair. The property features a 36,000 square foot casino, six restaurants including Redwood Steakhouse, California Noodle House and authentic Hawaiian favorites at Aloha Specialties, more than 700 hotel rooms and more. The casino features popular table games such as Blackjack, Let It Ride, Progressive Pai Gow Poker and more, and boasts more than 1,000 slot machines. Additionally, the California includes a keno lounge and sports book. Additional information on the California can be found at, on Facebook ( and Twitter (@TheCal). The California is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service.  For additional Company information and press releases, visit