The Taj Mahal should be the city’s poker room of choice this weekend as it offers up both a chance for a five-night stay in the Dominican Republic (with a major poker championship involved) and sees some bad beat mania take root.
The casino’s bad beat jackpot was at $457,000 Friday, as once again the Taj shows amazing luck (or is it player’s bad luck?) in creating super-sized bad beats.
As we’ve said, the Taj still offers the traditional bad beat, with quad deuces as the minimum and 50 percent of the jackpot going to the bad beat winner/hand loser. The hand winner gets 25 per cent and the remaining players at the table get 25 percent.
Saturday, the Taj also offers up a satellite tournament that will award prize packages to attend the Puerta Plata Poker Championship at the American Casino in the Dominican Republic on March 23-27. The satellite will award seats at the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, $1,100 + $150 main event as well as travel expenses, five nights accommodations and a chance to meet poker great T.J. Coutier.
Meanwhile, the Caesars combined jackpot sits at about $328,000 with the minimum hand down to four eights. The Borgata’s full jackpot, quad 10s or better, is at $131,000 with the smaller jackpot, quad deuces to quad nines, at $32,816. The Tropicana’s jackpot was over $240,000.
Speaking of the Trop, there are no scheduled Playboy bunny appearances as there was at the casino’s poker room a couple of weeks ago, but it’s always nice to reminisce.