DETROIT, MI - Talk about a record high and then some. The poker bad beat jackpot finally hit at the Motor City Casino. Turns out, it was also the largest bad beat jackpot in U.S. history.
Just six players were involved in a hand on January 16, 2018 when the record $1,068,590.80 million bad beat jackpot hit.
Scott of Oxford, MI had the losing hand and took home the biggest share of the jackpot at $427,452.52. He had four 3's in his hand which was beaten by Kenneth who had four queens. He won $213,712.76. The other four players at the table won $106,856.28 each. Poker tables hold 10 people and are usually full.
To put this into perspective, the bad beat jackpot generates mild buzz from players in the poker room when it reaches over $200,000. You can imagine the excitement of this record jackpot, which wasn't in Vegas. Nope. It was in Detroit.
"There are winners every day on the floor, but it's not every day that a jackpot that big hits," said Phil Trofibio, Senior Vice President of Casino Operations. "Congratulations to all the players at the table."