Bad Beat/Weekend Update
What better way to kick off and update of the city’s bad beat jackpots than with the tale of a hit? The Borgata saw its junior bad beat jackpot hit early Wednesday for $51,055.
Jeong Yoon of San Antonio Texas was sitting on pocket deuces while James Sparacio of Moorestown had pocket eights. Both hit quads.
Yoong took home $20,423 and Sparacio $10,213. The remaining seven players took home $2,917. The hit came about 1:20am.
The casino’s full jackpot (with quad 10s the minimum) is now at about $166,000. The small bad beat (quad deuces the minimum) pays about 25 percent of the jackpot.
There’s also a burgeoning monster jackpot brewing at The Taj Mahal, which has reached about $364,000. That’s pretty good considering that the Taj still plays by the traditional rules, with quad deuces as the minimum.
If it gets through the weekend, we could have another bad beat-zilla on our hands.
The Caesar’s Entertainment combined bad beat is at about $242,000 and the Tropicana’s bad beat was approaching $220,000.
And it’s worth mentioning that the Tropicana will have a special appearance by Playboy Playmates Shannon James and Laurie Fetter in the poker room at 7pm Saturday.
After that, there’s pretty normal action in the city through February.
That gives this blog a chance to take a much-needed break next week. The daily tournament listings will still be updated through the Poker Atlas, but the posts will be pretty scarce.
In the meantime, have a lucky Valentine’s Day (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).