Caesars Pays Out $800,000 Bad Beat Jackpot In Atlantic City
Narong Sae Whited Earns $237,154 For Losing With Quads
Usually a poker player would be furious if they had quad nines lose to a king-high straight flush, but this incredible bad beat was probably one of the better things that ever happened at a poker table to Narong Sae Whited of Shelton, Washington, who earned the lion’s share of the largest bad beat jackpot since the concept was first introduced in Atlantic City in 2010.
A bad beat jackpot is a prize that is paid when an incredibly strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger one. The required strength to qualify varies from casino to casino, but in this case required four of a kind to be beaten by a straight flush or higher. The jackpot is funded by a fee taken by the casino from all the tables participating in the promotion.
This particular cooler situation meant that Caesars Entertainment paid out nearly $800,000, which was divvied up between 411 players at five separate Caesar’s properties around the city.
Although Atlantic City local Nick Angelakopoulos won the pot with his straight flush, he was only the second biggest winner of the day. Whited, who took the bad beat, was awarded $237,154, while Angelakopoulos took home $158,422. The rest of the jackpot with split between the 409 other players that were concurrently playing at the participating Caesar’s poker rooms, with each player garnering a $958 payday.
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