Courtesy of The Orleans
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 3:58 p.m.
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A Las Vegas woman who has been playing at the Orleans for a decade won a jackpot of more than $2.2 million this week.
The jackpot winner, identified only as Tamara, was playing a penny Wheel of Fortune machine. Many slot players have favorite machines, and this was Tamara's.
After playing for three hours Monday evening, she decided to give the machine a few more spins, an Orleans spokeswoman said. That's when she hit the progressive jackpot of $2,256,246.45.
True to its namesake, The Orleans gives visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.
Located just a short way from the center of gambling on the Strip, The Orleans offers a collection of attractions that helps to draw in a mix of locals and visitors.
In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the property has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an 850-seat showroom and a 9,500-seat arena, home to the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team.
The hotel also has 14 dining options, including Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.