The Playground Poker Club in Montreal was packed on Thursday last week when two players split a $1,210,989 bad beat jackpot after a straight flush took down 4-of-a-kind. According to Poker News, the loser of the hand (Elphege Delarosbil) was playing at a $1/2 No-Limit Hold’em table when his quad jacks ran up against a straight flush on the river by Shane Galle.
This legitimately horrific bad beat triggered the in-house bad beat jackpot which had accumulated to $1,210,989. Of that $1.2 million, the lion’s share when to the loser of the pot ($460,149) while the winner of the hand took home $230,088 from the jackpot. The seven other players at the table each took home around $33K as well. Furthermore, EVERYONE playing poker in the room took home $1,224 just for being there.
As you can see from the footage below, the card room turned into a mad house when all of the cards had been dealt:
According to Poker News, the bad beat jackpot at Playground Poker Club in Montreal is a progressive jackpot that’s always building. The in-house bad beat jackpot starts at $250,000, so that’s where it reset after the $1.2 million was paid out. The minimum qualifying hand is AAAA but that dips down every 3 weeks until it hits Quad 8’s.