Edinburgh casino customer wins £100,000 jackpot

A 29-year-old customer had an ace time at an Edinburgh casino when he won a £100,000-plus jackpot with just a £1 stake.

Hamed Shahbazy Nikjeh struck lucky at Genting Club Fountainpark when he placed a £1 side bet playing Blackjack Aces. He was dealt four aces to scoop a jackpot of £100,977 in a game which links 35 casinos.

Hamed, a chef who lives in Glasgow, said: “I couldn’t believe it. It’s the biggest win I’ve ever had. I’d gone to the casino to play poker and thought I’d have a go on the Blackjack Aces before the poker competition started.

“To win such a big jackpot was amazing and means I can buy my dream car – an Audi R8 - and also put money towards a mortgage on a house.”

Genting Club Fountainpark deputy manager Tony Oliver said: “There was great excitement on the night. It’s the biggest jackpot we’ve had here on this game and we’re so pleased for Hamed and his good fortune.”

The Blackjack Aces game links 35 Genting casinos in real time to create a progressive jackpot.Players can win the big cash jackpot from as little as a £1 side bet.

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