Two Bad Beat Jackpots Hit In Atlantic City At Weekend

Two lucky punters were celebrating their good fortune in Atlantic City at the weekend, after the Borgata and then the Taj Mahal had their Bad Beat Jackpots hit within 24 hours of each other.
Saturday morning saw the first of the Jackpots struck by Ronald Shatilla of Hague, NY during a $1/$2 No Limit game at the Borgata. Shatilla decided to play a 4c-5c hand and couldn’t believe his luck after the flop came 6c-7c-8c.
Amazingly, his opponent Nicholas Marzelli of Northfield hit a higher straight flush on the flop holding 10c-9c and eventually when the cards were flipped over the players knew they had been involved in an incredible hand.
The $252,680 Bad Beat Jackpot was then divided out with $101,071 going to the loser of the hand, $50,535 to the winner and $16,845 going to each of the six remaining players at the table, for merely being there.
As the players toasted their good fortune into the night, another Bad Beat Jackpot down the road was also getting set to mature.
Eventually, at 2:40pm Sunday afternoon at the Taj Mahal the $668,141 jackpot was struck after Jay R. Marlapudi, of Trevose Pa. was dealt pocket kings to Walter Alexander Ayers’ Qh-Jh.
With a Kh-Ah-6s-Ks-10h board falling in the $1/$2 no limit game, both players were naturally anticipating taking down a pot worth a few hundred dollars. However, in the end each of the players got much more than they could have hoped for with the 25 year-old Jay R. Marlapudi celebrating the most after receiving a $335,070 share of the prize pool.
Nevertheless, there was plenty of cash to go around and the winner of the hand Alexander Ayers collected a cool $167,035, while the seven remaining players at the table were good for $23,862 a piece.
With the recent bad beat bonanza at the Taj Mahal and Borgata, there is at least a total of seventeen happy poker players who will be fondly remembering their weekend in New Jersey for quite some time to come.

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