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Poker Pro Kyle Cartwright Scores Six-Figure Video Poker Royal After Busting WSOP Circuit Event

Kyle Cartwright Hits Third Royal Flush Since Epic Video Poker Run In 2017


Kyle Cartwright after his latest WSOP Circuit win (photo credit: Kyle Cartwright makes his living as a professional poker player, having won more than $2 million on the tournament circuit. But he’s also done pretty well for himself off the felt while blowing off steam at the video poker machines.

Cartwright, the owner of eight World Series of Poker Circuit rings and one WSOP bracelet, won $100,000 Tuesday night after hitting yet another royal flush on a video poker machine in Las Vegas. The Memphis-based poker pro was in town for the WSOP Circuit stop at the Rio and finished 21st in the $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event for $11,913.

Afterward, he jumped in the $2,200 no-limit hold’em high roller event and failed to cash before heading into the pit and finding the lucky video poker machine. He was betting five credits per hand at $25 a spin, risking $125 for each push of the button.

In 2017, Cartwright made headlines for hitting royal flushes at video poker machines in June, July, and August, pocketing $100,000 for each payout.

According to Cartwright, this is now his fifth royal flush jackpot overall. His first three and latest were in hearts. His fourth, which he hit in April of 2018, was in clubs.



over 1 year ago

This is actually his 6th since Summer 2017. He hit 100k in Jun 2017, July 2017, August 2017, December 2017, April 2018, and now this one. All of them were of hearts except Dec 2017 was clubs.