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Pittsburgh Poker Players Strike Gold In Massive Bad Beat Jackpot

Royal Flush Beats Quad Aces At Rivers Pittsburgh Casino


After already setting a record U.S. bad beat jackpot in 2022, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh produced another major payout for eight no limit hold’em players on Tuesday night. The lucky rounders won a share of a $905,622 jackpot.

Casinos running bad beat jackpot promotions take a dollar out of each cash game pot to add to a jackpot prize pool. The payout is triggered when a qualifying premium hand is beaten by an even bigger hand. In this case, one player held four aces but was beaten by another player with a royal flush.

Collecting The Cash

Scott Thompson, of Washington, Pennsylvania, was the big winner by actually losing the hand. His four aces were worth 40% of the jackpot for a top payout of $362,250. Brent Enos, of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, held the royal flush and secured 30% of the prize pool for $271,686.

At Rivers, the remaining players at the table split the last 30% evenly. That amounted to $45,281 for each of the other six players at the table.

“We are unexpectedly and happily becoming a national bad beat jackpot hotspot,” Rivers general manager Bud Green. “Congratulations to our winning guests and to our Rivers Pittsburgh poker room team members for doing a terrific job.”

Just Latest Bad Beat Jackpot Score

Green is referencing some other recent payouts at the Pittsburgh property. The casino set a U.S. bad beat jackpot record in August 2022 with a payout of $1.2 million.

That jackpot saw a West Virginia player take home $490,708, a player from Pittsburgh win $368,029, and the remaining six players at the table each win $61,338.

This year has also seen some major jackpots at Playground Poker Club in Quebec, Canada. The most recent came in October with a CAD $1.3 million ($949,480 USD) payout. The property also awarded a jackpot of CAD $2.6 million ($1.9 million USD) in August.