Weekend Poker Update
Harrah’s combined bad beat is getting scary big and has topped $490,000 as of about 1:30pm Friday. The last couple of weekends, the jackpot — which draws from all four Harrah’s Entertainment poker rooms in the city — has been picking up more than $20K and will easily pass $500,000 if its still in play by Monday Morning.
The minimum bad beat hand is at quad threes, so it could go at any moment.
The Harrah’s jackpot pays 30 percent to the bad-beat loser, 20 percent to the hand winner and splits 50 percent among all players in cash games at all Harrah’s rooms – Showboat, Harrah’s, Caesars and Bally’s.
Meanwhile, the Taj Mahal’s bad beat, which had climbed close to $250K, has hit and the jackpot was reset to about $61,000. We’re trying to track down the info on the winners.
The Borgata’s bad beat has topped $202,000. The Borgata splits its bad beat high and low. A bad beat of quad 10s or better splits the entire jackpot. A bad beat of quad deuces to quad nines gets about 25 percent, or about $50,000.
Also, The Phish Phamily Poker Classic will be held at the Trop Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 30-31). Proceeds benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, formed by Phish fans in 1996 to support music education for children.
The tournament is already sold out at 108 players playing for a modest prize pool of $6,000 (this is for charity remember) and raffled prizes.
And of course, all eyes will turn to the Taj Mahal on Monday when the United States Poker Championship gets under way.
Here’s a reprint of the schedule. Oh and Happy Halloween.