Record Bad Beat Jackpot Hit In Atlantic City
The biggest jackpot ever to be paid out in an Atlantic City casino was hit earlier this week as the four properties in the area owned by Caesars Entertainment doled out a combined prize of $787,320 to over 400 lucky customers.
The bad beat jackpot - which is promoted at Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Showboat Atlantic City – was triggered by Narong Sae Whited who ran quad nines into the king-high straight flush of Nick Angelakopoulos.
For losing the cold-deck hand, Whited collected an incredible $237,154 share of the jackpot prize pool – the largest single bad beat prize ever collected in Atlantic City – with 409 other players at Caesars Entertainment properties all receiving an equal share of $958 each.
The bad beat jackpot had gone untouched since March 2012, when a winning table shared $281,000, but the prize pool was quickly rebuilt to ensure that this month’s payout easily shattered Caesars Entertainment’s previous record of $672,115. The pool will now be reset to $400,000 and the minimum losing bad beat hand will return to four kings and be lowered by one rank each week.
“Record-setting jackpots were made to be won,” said Don Marradino, eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment, in a statement recently released by the company on the record jackpot.