Poker lover wins more than £180,000 at Grosvenor Casino in Canada

Poker lover wins more than £180,000 at Grosvenor Casino in Canada


A man has won a jackpot of more than £180,000. Such a big win he got playing poker at the popular Grosvenor Casino, located in the Canadian port city of Yarmouth.


Thus, 68-year-old Briton Ian Kettle from Colchester, England, decided to try his luck not in a bookmaker's office, as he did regularly, but in the casino's poker room. Remarkably, he had learned the basic non gamestop casinos rules of this table game just six weeks before he visited Grosvenor Casino.


Seated at the table with his wife, Kettle was dealt a few hands, one of which resulted in his highest-ever poker hand - a flush royal. As a result, he hit the jackpot of £182,232.


Immediately after the resounding success, the couple, who have been married for 46 years, called their children to tell them the good news, tipped the dealer and then treated every player at the table to a beer.


Ian Kettle commented on the unexpected win: "I was absolutely stunned when I realised I had the winning combination. I had to double-check and then look at the cards again. Only then was I able to believe what had just happened. I think the other players at the table and the dealer must have done the same thing I did when I showed them my cards. I went to tell my wife about it and then we called our kids. They just couldn't believe it."


Thomas Sharp, general manager of Grosvenor Casino in Yarmouth, added: "We are very happy for Mr Kettle. It's so great to see our customers win the jackpot. The joy that follows such a huge win is beyond explanation."


Ian Kettle and his wife have not yet decided what to do with the money they won. However, they have already transferred £30,000 into their grandchildren's account to ensure they have a "better life".