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$1,669,442Record bad beat jackpot is won at Casino de Montréal!

$1,669,442Record bad beat jackpot is won at Casino de Montréal!

Montréal, April 20, 2018 – The Texas Hold’em bad beat progressive jackpot of $1,669,442 was just won at the Casino de Montréal! This whopping amount is a record for a North American land-based casino!

The bad beat jackpot is a progressive prize that is awarded to an unlucky player and the other players at the table.

To win the progressive jackpot, a player who takes part in a hand must lose with four 10s or better. Losing has never paid out this big!

The “unlucky” hand

  • Guymet St-Lot had a pair of 10s.
  • Guillaume Leduc-Frenette had an 8 and a 9 of diamonds.
  • The three first cards revealed a 10 of hearts, a Queen of diamonds and a 10 of diamonds.
  • Mr. St-Lot was sure to have four 10s.
  • The Turn, the fourth card revealed a Jack of diamonds, changing the outcome of the game by giving Mr. Leduc-Frenette a straight of diamonds.
  • Thus, Mr. St-Lot lost with four 10s and pocketed the bad beat jackpot!

The winners

The jackpot of $1,669,442 is divvied up as followed: 50% of the amount goes to the losing hand, 25% goes to the winning hand and the other 25% is shared equally among the other players at the table.

  • Guymet St-Lot, of Montréal, won $834,711.
  • Guillaume Leduc-Frenette, of Montréal, won $417,356.
  • Charlemagne Etienne, Rudy Conception, Jeffrey Batmanian, Cody Michel, Jean-François Marin, Kassoul Karimi and Ermelito Dones Lebario each pocketed $59,622.


  • “What a surprise! I don’t know what I’ll do with the cash yet. I am a reasonable person, I’ve outgrown the days when I would have bought expensive cars. I might buy a new house, but I’m going to take time to think it through and listen to the advice of Loto-Québec,” said Mr. St-Lot a few minutes after winning more than $800,000.
  • “There was a lot of celebrating going on at the Casino de Montréal! We are very happy for the players that won these big amounts at today’s bad beat!” mentioned Marc Laporte, General Manager of the Casino de Montréal.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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