Some Borgata News
The frequency with which the Borgata’s small bad beat jackpot hits is getting borderline spooky. It hit Saturday and then hit again yesterday (Wednesday, July 20), shaving $100K off the total bad beat jackpot.
Yet the casino’s total jackpot still comes in at just over $268,000, so obviously, The Borgata’s action is pretty high this month.
The full jackpot is won when a minimum of quad 10s is beaten. The small bad beat is about 25 percent of the total jackpot, but tops out at $50K. In both of the latest hits, the small jackpot was at $50K.
Anyway, this time the jackpot went to Robert Lavizzo-Mourey of Princeton, who lost with quad sixes to Kelly McCarthy of Brigantine, who had quad sevens.
Thus it was a classic bad beat with two pair on the board and small pocket pairs among the players.
Lavisso-Mourey takes home $20,000 while McCarthy wins $10,000. Five other players at the table took home $4,000.
This is the 83rd time the Borgata’s bad beat jackpot, in its various incarnations, has hit in the about three years since the casino introduced the promotion.
Meanwhile, The Borgata has also announced the results of its $250K Double Play tournament, which began Sunday.
The $1,000 buy-in tournament attracted 418 players (though some may have been rebuys in the double play).
That’s a nice payday for the winner, Alex Nepomnyaschiy of Staten Island, who wins $103,597.
The tournament paid 45 slots.
The next big event at The Borgata is scheduled for Aug. 7-10, in a $300,000 guaranteed Deepstack Double Play tournament. The tournament is even richer than the Double Play just finished with a $1,500 + 4150 buy-in.
So far, it doesn’t look like a bounty will be in effect.
There are two qualifiers for the event: A $165 + $25 No Limit game Sunday July 31 at 4pm and two $330 + $50 No Limit games on Saturday Aug. 6 (4pm) and Sunday Aug. 7. (Also 4pm), respectively.