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    Rams rookie RB Ronnie Rivers hits royal in LV for over 500K

    Ronnie!!!!




    Ronnie Rivers won big at Caesars Palace on Saturday on a single hand of three-card poker. (Harry How/Getty Images)
    Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers almost doubled his rookie salary Saturday in a single hand at Caesars Palace.
    Seriously.
    Rivers hit the “Mega Progressive Jackpot” at a three-card poker table at the famed Las Vegas casino on Saturday after pulling up a royal flush. That earned him an incredible jackpot of $514,837.


    The former Fresno State star went undrafted after his senior season, where he put up 788 yards and seven total touchdowns. He spent time this season with the Rams and Arizona Cardinals, and had 21 yards on nine carries in a pair of games with the Rams in October.
    Rivers signed a one-year, $705,000 deal with the Rams — but ended up taking home an estimated $515,670 after the season, per Spotrac. His one 3-card poker hand was just a few hundred dollars shy of matching that mark. Rivers is due to make $870,000 with the team next season.
    Rivers, according to KVVU Fox5, was in Las Vegas celebrating his and his mom’s birthday when he hit the jackpot. The plan, he said, is to go purchase a house with his winnings.
    Almost matching your yearly income is certainly one incredible way to celebrate your birthday. Well done.

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    Boom!

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    and he is going to purchase a home. smart guy not blowing the money frivolously.

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    It must be Super Bowl week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    and he is going to purchase a home. smart guy not blowing the money frivolously.
    Cool story. Props to this guy on hitting it.

    So, AKQ suited?

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    Did he hit it on the river???

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    Ronnie Rivers,great name

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    Pretty cool story

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    Buy a house? What about hookers and blow?

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    But how much did he lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    and he is going to purchase a home. smart guy not blowing the money frivolously.
    If he was smart he wouldn't be playing video poker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicername View Post
    If he was smart he wouldn't be playing video poker.
    true but sometimes you play that just to pass the time. i have wondered to those machines when needing to kill time and you don't want to get involved at a table.

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    $500,000?
    What was the side bet amount? $25?
    Usually it is $5, and the progressive is under $100,000

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    His father Ron Rivers Sr was the backup RB to Barry Sanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicername View Post
    If he was smart he wouldn't be playing video poker.
    I think it was 3 card poker table game

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    He has a good name for a poker pro

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    Love playing this game

    Almost hit the progressive when I was in London

    Had the AKQ of spades and dealer turned over Ten of Spades and the Jack... of clubs

    Would have been around a £70000 score

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