Poker Player Celebrates After Cracked Quad J’s Nets Him $208,052 JackpotApril 29, 2010 9:59 am
Jean Zamor of Fort Lauderdale has never felt so happy to lose a poker hand, after scooping a massive $208,052 Bad Beat Jackpot at the Seminole Casino Hollywood, when his quad Jacks were beaten by his opponents straight flush.
On April 26th, When Zamor found himself staring down at a board of 10h-10s-Jh-9h-Js and holding the Jd-Jc in his hand, there couldn’t have been much doubt in his mind he was way ahead, especially when you consider the odds of being dealt 4 of a kind are one in 4,165.
With the odds of an opponent beating quads with a straight flush at one in 72,192, no one must have been more surprised than Jean Zamor when the hand was concluded and he glanced over to see his opponent holding Qh-8h.
However, his disappointment didn’t last long after it was announced he had qualified for the casino’s Bad Beat Jackpot and would be collecting $208,052 for the indignity of having his monster hand cracked.
Zamor wasn’t the only player at the table celebrating, though, and the winner of the hand Guillermo Nunez-Sotomayor of Hollywood received a share of the jackpot worth $104,264.
With 50% of the Seminole Mega Bad Beat prize pool awarded to the qualifying losing hand and 30% to winning hand; the other seven players seated at the table divided the remaining 20% prize pool amongst themselves and were awarded $5,958 each for just being there.
The casino has now paid out $746,920 in Bad Beat Jackpots since January this year, and commenting on the news, Jeffrey Hook, senior vice president of marketing, Seminole Gaming said:
“The unique Mega Bad Beat Jackpot, that comes from not one, but six Seminole casinos, is paying off handsomely at Seminole Casino Hollywood now with three big wins already this year.”