Daily News Poker News Online Gaming News Investor News Vegas News Featured Articles
Strategies & Tips Books & Movies
Gaming Life Gaming Tips Comps & Promos
Poker
HOME > Poker > Harrah's Philadelphia player wins $266,533 bad beat jackpot

Harrah's Philadelphia player wins $266,533 bad beat jackpot

7 May 2014

(PRESS RELEASE) -- A certain Californian horse was not the only winner at the racetrack from this past weekend, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack announced that at 9:45pm on 5/2, its Total Bad Beat Jackpot of $266,533 hit at one of its Texas Hold‘em Poker 1-2 No-Limit tables. In addition to the two main poker players embroiled in the hand, six other players received a payout of $11,105 simply for sitting at the table at the time of the hit. To date, Philadelphia’s home of the Bad Beat has paid out over $2,721,398.67 in winnings.

William Foreman, of Philadelphia, PA, thought he had the winning hand when he laid out his Quad Jacks, only to experience a bad beat when opponent Joy Wong, also of Philadelphia, PA, flashed his Royal Flush and secured the win. The losing hand earned Foreman $133,266 while Wong added $66,633 to his wallet.

The Bad Beat Jackpot is a prize that is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. The Bad Beat Jackpot is progressive, with $1.00 taken out of each pot to fund the jackpot (in addition to the regular rake). When a jackpot is won, it will be split among all players sitting at a Bad Beat eligible table and in all of the Caesars Total Reward Poker rooms in Atlantic City at the time of the bad beat with the losing hand getting the largest share.

 
RGT ONLINE SHORTCUTS

> Latest Headlines
   The stories that are the news.

> Daily News
   In depth coverage of the news that
   affects the gaming enthusiast.

> Featured Articles
   Articles by RGT's featured writers.

> Vegas News
   Tales from Sin City.

> Investor News
   Press releases and Investor info.

> Casino City's Online Poker Directory
   The web's most comprehensive online
   poker directory.

> Advanced Search
   Check our archives for past articles.

FREE NEWSLETTER
Sign up for Casino City's Newsletter and a Chance to Win an exciting Casino City Prize
CONTACT RGT ONLINE  |  EDITORIAL STAFF  |  SITE MAP  |  CASINO CITY  |  AUDIOVEGAS