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Bad Beat Poker Jackpot In Detroit Reaches $1M

Casino Says It's A Record For City


An historic seven-figure poker bad beat jackpot is in play this weekend at one of Detroit’s Las Vegas-style casinos.

The MotorCity Casino’s Texas hold’em bad beat stood at $1,010,380.45 as of early Friday, according to the casino’s website. The casino said it’s the largest bad beat jackpot in Detroit history. In order to win a share of the jackpot, you must have quads lose to quads, using both down cards.

The 17-table room is one of seven card rooms in Detroit, according to PokerAtlas. There are poker tables at the three casinos and at several bars in the city.

The $1 million jackpot at MotorCity isn’t the only seven-figure bad beat seen in 2017. In August, a $1.2 million jackpot was hit at a $1-$2 table at the Playground Poker Club in Québec, Canada.

A bad beat jackpot at a poker room in Las Vegas was in the news this week for the wrong reasons. A $120,000 pot that was hit after two players both held straight flushes was voided because one of the players exposed his cards prematurely.

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