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Bad Beat poker jackpot hits for seven players

31 May 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Memorial Day weekend was off to a winning start at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia when seven strangers came together at Table 9 in The Poker Room and got #LuckyatLive when the Bad Beat Jackpot hit for a whopping $609,627.50 – one of the largest jackpots in recent history in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Howard Ohline, of Media, PA; Demerus Lambeth, of Temple Hills, MD; John Dowling, of Kennett Square, PA; Jorge Torrez, of Philadelphia, PA; Francis Baccare, of Sewell, NJ; William Platt, of Folsom, PA; and Konstanti Simotas, of Landsdale, PA, had all been playing 1/3 No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em for several hours when the Bad Beat hit.

A Bad Beat occurs when Four-of-a-Kind Jacks (or better) is beaten by a better hand. In this case, Four-of-a-Kind Queens, held by Ohline, was beaten by a King High Straight Flush, held by Lambeth. A King High Straight Flush is a five-card hand of the same suit in sequence.

Ohline collected 50% of the Bad Beat Jackpot, or $304,814, with the losing hand of Four-of-a-Kind Queens, hence BAD BEAT. 25% of the Bad Beat Jackpot, or $152,407, went to Lambeth with the winning hand of King High Straight Flush. The remaining 25% was split evenly among the other 5 players at the table, each receiving $30,482.

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