We all have to endure a friends story about a bad beat, let’s hope the next time it’s because they have hit the bad beat jackpot at the local card room.
Take for instance Cincinnati’s Gary Costa. According to PokerNews, he ran his quad 7’s into the jack-high straight flush of Michael Humprhreys which triggered the Horseshoe Cincinnati's bad beat jackpot.
Costa, for being on the losing end dragged 6-figures home to the tune of $108,000 while Humpreys, for having the better hand, got half at $54k. Like in most cases, all those dealt into the action also picked up a piece of the pie as the remaining 6 players all walked with an extra $18k.
If you remember last month, the bad beat jackpot hit at a $1/$2 table at Harrah’s in Philadelphia: for $183,623.
If that sounds cool to you then you may want to consider booking a flight or whatever and getting your ass to the Borgata. They recently announced that their big bad beat jackpot (quad 10’s or better busted) is ready to burst and the prize pool currently has toppled the $400k mark. The Borgata blog states that the last time the jackpot his was just this past December when it reached the $476k mark, which makes one think that it’s due to hit again soon!
Bonus stuff: from the bad beat photographer Pat Lyons.