Harrah’s Bad Beat Update
Harrah’s combined bad beat continues to defy the high minimum hand requirements and hit for a third time Thursday, Nov. 18 at about 5:30pm for $282,584.10 at the Showboat.
Despite a minimum hand of quad 10s, dueling straight flushes hit the jackpot.
Poker players throughout the four Harrah’s rooms — Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s, Caesars and Showboat — won $542, basically for not taking an early dinner.
We think that’s about 260 players, but our math is always suspect at best.
Here’s the rundown from Harrah’s:
Howard David of Newark, New York flashed what he thought was a winning hand, a seven-high straight flush of clubs, only to experience a bad beat when Egg Harbor Township native Paul Tavormina laid down his nine-high straight flush of clubs and sealed the win. David’s losing hand earned him $85,317 while Tavormina’s winning hand added $57,059 to his wallet. The Total Bad Beat Jackpot was immediately reset to $199,000.
Which is, of course, not the bad beat total we reported Friday, so we’ll have to work out a better system for getting these numbers from Harrah’s.
We do know that the minimum hand is back to quad queens.