Every once in a while a bad beat can be a good thing as illustrated this past Sunday at Harrah’s in Philadelphia when a couple of $1/$2 NLHE players walked away with five figure scores after their hands helped hit the $183,623 bad beat jackpot.
Philadelphia’s Anthony Nicodemo hit a set of kings and eventually rivered quads in a losing effort when David Gallagher, from Ridley Park, flopped a straight flush. Everyone knows that a beat that bad qualifies for the bad beat jackpot and so Harrah’s started to dish out the prizes.
For losing the hand, Nicodemo walked with the lion’s share of the loot claiming $91,811 and Gallagher, who took home the negligible pot, scored an additional $45,905 for winning the hand.
They weren’t the only winners though. According to the Casino City Times, there were 5 other guys just watching the action who were in the game. Each of these luckboxes walked with $9,181 just for sitting in.
Harrah’s Philadelphia, a Caesar’s property, promptly reset the bad beat jackpot to it’s $100k base and started the process all over again.