PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the wee hours of this morning, poker players in a game of 1/3 No Limit Texas Hold’em won the largest bad beat jackpot in Pittsburgh history at Rivers Casino. Eight players at the table walked away with more than $480,574.85.
To win the Bad Beat Jackpot in Rivers’ Texas Hold’em game, the losing hand actually earns the most cash, the winner takes second prize and the table splits the rest. The “losing” player won $192,234.85, the winning player received $144,172.00 and the six other players received $24,028.00 each. Any win of $1,200 or more is considered a jackpot.
“It’s been very exciting to watch the bad beat jackpot climb to almost half a million dollars. Our poker players have been enthusiastically waiting to see who our next big winners would be,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Congratulations to all the players at the winning table.”
The previous bad beat jackpot record was $304,963.20, earned at Rivers Casino in February 2015.
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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.