Tony Miles, left, embraces first place finisher John Cynn after the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)

Sports betting has turned many Kenyans into instant millionaires, and most of these gamblers have never set foot in a real casino.

Well in the gambler’s paradise that is Las Vegas, John Cynn, 33, hit a huge jackpot in a poker game at the World Series main event in the US.

After graduating from Indiana University in 2008 with a 3.0 GPA, Cynn stuck around Indiana, living in Avon and Plainfield. After six years in his last job as an IT consultant, he moved to Los Angeles. There, Cynn was a full time poker player.

He hasn’t made any decisions yet on what to do with his big win.

“I am going to be careful not to touch a significant amount of the winnings until I’ve talked to a lot of people about what I should be doing with the money,” Cynn said, “and weighing my options carefully.”

John Cynn smiles as he poses after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)
Tony Miles, left, holds up the arm of first place finisher John Cynn after the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)
Tony Miles reacts during the World Series of Poker main event Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)
Tony Miles reacts after a hand during the World Series of Poker main event Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)
Fans of John Cynn react during the World Series of Poker main event Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo: John Locher)