Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Hit For $270k At Ohio CasinoFebruary 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Bad beat stories are an integral part of the poker culture, and everyone at one time or another has had to endure hearing a friend’s story about losing with a top tier hand against improbable odds. However, occasionally the story has a happy twist, especially when it takes place at a casino’s bad beat jackpot poker table which makes a point of rewarding the misfortune of a player losing with quads or better.
Well, that is what happened recently after a huge $270,000 jackpot was hit on Tuesday, Feb. 11th, at an Ohio casino. The jackpot had been growing into the tri-state area’s biggest ever Bad Beat jackpot when it was was eventually hit at the Horseshoe Cincinnati. On that fateful day, Cincinnati’s Gary Costa had his quad 7’s cracked by the jack-high straight flush of Michael Humprhreys, which automatically released the casino’s bad beat jackpot.
Following the unlikely hand, Costa was awarded $108,000 for the indignity of losing with quads, while Humpreys received $54,000 for the winning hand. Furthermore, the other six players at the table all picked up $18,000 a piece purely for being at the table when the bad beat occurred.
Commenting later on the record bad beat payout in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana area, Horseshoe Cincinnati’s poker room manager Jason Newman, said: “This was an incredibly exciting day for the local poker players. Paying out the largest Bad Beat ever in the Cincinnati area, it’s a rare occasion that players buying into a game for $100/$200 get to walk away $100,000 richer.”
Other recent bad beat jackpot winners, include seven players who released a $183,623 bonus at Harrah’s in Philadelphia, last month. Then, Anthony Nicodemo collected $91,811 when his quad kings were beaten by David Gallagher’s flopped straight flush at a $1/$2 NLHE table. Gallagher then received $45,905 for winning the hand, while five other players took home $9,181 for just being at the table.