Borgata Small Bad Beat Hit
The Borgata’s small bad beat jackpot hit for $50K Wednesday night, bringing the total jackpot down to $428,310.
That’s still the highest jackpot in the city, but does show that the drain of the small jackpot hits will probably keep the casino from ever setting a bad beat record in the city (about $670K).
Still, the full jackpot has a minimum of quad 10s, which would be annoyingly high if there wasn’t the small bad beat (quad deuces to nines minimum).
The small jackpot was reset right back to $50,000.
Anyhow, according to the Borgata, “Michael Hanlon (North East, Md.) had his quad 2’s beaten by a 5-high straight flush held by John Latorre (Galoway, NJ).
Even though Hanlon lost the hand, he took home $20,000, while Latorre added $10,000 to the winning pot. The eight remaining players at the table each won $2,500.”
It’s too bad we don’t have a better hand breakdown like we just got from the Trop (hint, hint), because you have to wonder what these two guys were even doing in the hand?
Pocket deuces I can see in position, maybe, but really, a five high straight flush?
I’m guessing Latorre had the ace and low kicker suited and hit a great flop.