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Playground Poker Club Records Another Seven-Figure Bad Beat Jackpot

Straight Flush Over Straight Flush Leads To $1.3 Million Payout


Poker Twitter lit up this week after a massive bad beat jackpot paid off on Sunday at the Playground Poker Club in Quebec, Canada. The hand saw a straight flush top another straight flush for more than CAD $1.3 million ($949,480 USD).

Playground pays out 40% of the jackpot to the loser of the hand with 20% going to the winner. The rest of the players seated at the table get a share of another 20% and the other players in the room also get 20%. The “loser” secured about CAD $537,627 ($392,666) with the winner grabbing CAD $216,814 ($158,354 USD).

“Congratulations to the loser of the hand, the winner, everyone at the table, and all other signed-in NLHE players!” the property noted on Twitter.

A Look At The Hand

For the uninitiated, a bad beat jackpot awards a cash game player with a premium hand who loses to another player with an even better premium hand. The house takes out a dollar from each hand and the bad beat pool continues to build until paying out, similar to a progressive slot machine.

The hand in question saw one player all in with 6Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit on a board of 7Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit ASpade Suit. The lucky loser may have scored a straight flush, but an opponent held the JDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit for an even bigger straight flush.

The unlikely result paid off in a big way for those in the Playground that night. The property ramped up the excitement even more by throwing some confetti to the mix.

Just The Latest Jackpot At Playground

The Playground has been the home to two massive payouts in just the last few months. In August, the property paid out a CAD $2.6 million ($1.9 million USD) jackpot.

That hand came in a $1-$2 no-limit hold’em cash game and saw a player with pocket tens hit quads. Despite that, another player turned a straight flush with 9Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit on a board of 8Diamond Suit 10Heart Suit 10Diamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit for an even bigger hand.

The losing player grabbed a bit over CAD $1 million ($774,084 USD) with the winner securing CAD $518,037 ($387,042).

That total broke the cardroom’s previous record of just over $2 million, which was set in June. After the most recent jackpot payout, the pool was immediately reseeded to $108,789, which was the amount already in the back up jackpot.