Seminole Casino Hollywood pays out major bad beat
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January 11, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, fl - The Mega Bad Beat Jackpot that started accumulating on Dec.1 at
all six Seminole poker rooms in Florida hit yesterday, Jan. 3, for $365,401 at
the original Seminole Casino Hollywood. At 10:45 p.m. playing Texas Hold-Em,
Fort Lauderdale residents Roderick Jones and Harvey Langer won $182, 705 and
$109,622 respectively. The other seven players split the remaining $73,081, or
$10,440 per person.
The cumulative Mega Bad Beat Jackpot was reset at $132,703 and is already
growing. "Only the Seminole Casinos can offer the Mega Bad Beat Jackpot, so
we're excited to announce this jackpot so soon after its debut. By combining the
bad beat jackpots of six casinos, the life-changing winnings are greater for our
patrons," said Jeffrey Hook, vice president of marketing for Seminole Gaming.
Previously, the Seminole casinos poker rooms had been offering Bad Beat Jackpots
to players accrued only from each casino. The new Mega Bad Beat Jackpot offers
players larger bad beat jackpots with more winning frequency.
The Mega Bad Beat Jackpot is funded by a $1 contribution from each pot of $10 or
greater at each of the six Seminole poker rooms including: Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa, Seminole
Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Casino Immokalee, Seminole Casino Brighton, and
Seminole Casino Hollywood. Jackpot amounts are updated on a daily basis by
management and displayed at all Seminole poker rooms.
To win the Mega Bad Beat Jackpot only the top two hands at the "showdown" are
eligible and both hands must be the best possible combination of five cards. At
least four players must be dealt in a qualifying table. Tables with less than
four players will not have a jackpot drop. Multi-table tournaments are excluded
from winning the Mega Bad Beat Jackpot. Single table tournaments are eligible
until less than four players remain. Players must play their hands
In Sunday's game, Jones won the bad beat playing in seat two with a losing hand
of 6,7,8,9, and 10 of Clubs. The winning hand of Harvey Langer in seat seven was
a 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King of Clubs. In Texas-Hold Em, the requirements are
four 10's or better, beaten by a better hand; both players must use both hole
cards; and two of the four of a kind must be hole cards.
Fifty percent of the Mega Bad Beat prize pool is awarded to the qualifying
losing hand; 30 percent to the qualifying winning hand; and 20 percent divided
among the remaining players
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Director of Poker Operations Peter
Arsenis estimated that the Jackpot accrues about $50,000 a week, offering
customers the possibility of winning $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, $1 million or
more in Mega Bad Beat JackpotS.
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