Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City announced that last Friday at 9:17pm, its Total Bad Beat Jackpot of $598,612 hit at Harrah’s Resort, while a separate $160,000 Slot Jackpot hit at Caesars the following day. In two days, 263 winners took home their share of the $758,612 total payout.
The first floor of Caesars proved lucky for one player, as she hit for a $160,000 jackpot. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, struck the jackpot at 11:34am, while in the High Limit Slot area and playing a Double Top Dollar slot machine.
Roy Pilla thought he had the winning hand when he laid out his four eights, only to experience a bad beat when another player, Robert Page, flashed quad kings and sealed the win. Though he technically lost, Roy’s losing hand earned him $180,727 while the Robert’s winning hand yielded him $120,865. In addition to the two players in the hand, another 260 players received $1,143.00 each for being in a Caesars Entertainment (Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s, and Showboat) poker room at the time of the Bad Beat. The Total Bad Beat Jackpot was immediately reset to $299,226.
“I couldn’t believe it when it happened; I’m still a little stunned to tell you the truth,” explained Bad Beat winner, Robert Page of Egg Harbor Township. “I’ve been playing here for a while, because I feel like this is the best poker room in Atlantic City, but this is the first time I’ve really won such a substantial amount.”
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 Harrah’s Total Reward Poker rooms in Atlantic City at the time of the bad beat with the losing hand getting the largest share.