Borgata’s Bad Beat Hits
It was a bad beat bonanza in Atlantic City this weekend as the Borgata also saw its full bad beat jackpot hit in a wild hand early Saturday morning.
Of course the other big hit came at the Taj.
Still, the Borgata bad beat paid $252,680 in a battle of straight flushes.
In a $1,$2, No Limit game, Ronald Shatilla of Hague NY, saw an eight-high straight flush lose to a 10-high straight flush in a classic case of an open ended straight hitting on the wrong side. His consolation; he wins $101,071.
The winner of the hand was a local, Nicholas Marzelli of Northfield, who wins $50,535.
Shatilla played a four, five, suited clubs (God only knows why) while Marzelli held nine, 10 suited clubs.
You can guess the flop right away can’t you? It came eight, seven, six of clubs.
We can only imagine the betting from there, but it was probably pretty intense, even for a $1,$2 game.
Six other players at the table won $16,845. The Borgata splits the jackpot 40 percent for the bad winner/loser, 20 percent for the hand winner and a pretty generous 40 percent for the remaining players.
One of the reasons the Borgata never seems to make a run at really high jackpots like we saw at the Taj can be traced to simple luck. The Borgata hits some version of its jackpots (its small jackpot, minimum deuces to nines, pays 25 percent of the jackpot) every 11 days on average.