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$450,768Seven poker players split progressive bad beat jackpot at the Casino de Montréal

$450,768Seven poker players split progressive bad beat jackpot at the Casino de Montréal

Montréal, August 5, 2019 — On the evening of Friday, August 2, the Casino de Montréal saw seven of its poker room players, all from Greater Montréal, each score a share of its $450,768 progressive bad beat jackpot. The bad beat hand belonged to Christian Moreau—who dealt a straight flush—only to see it topped by Georges Nehme and his straight flush. While Nehme pocketed $112,692 for earning the winning hand, Moreau banked $225,384 for his bad beat win.

The other five players at the table each collected $22,538. Those players are Abrahim Wadhai, Jérémie Roy, Louis Tsui-Cardinal, Gonzalo Ariel Ferrari Spampinato and Ian Monahoyios.

 

About the bad beat jackpot

The bad beat jackpot is a progressive jackpot that rewards the player with the second-highest ranking hand (i.e. the bad beat hand), as well as the other players at the table who took part in the hand. A player feels that they have a sufficiently strong hand to win the game, but they end up losing to an even stronger hand held by another player? They win the bad beat jackpot! Losing has never been so rewarding.

 

How to win

To win the bad beat jackpot, the player who took part in the hand must lose with a four-of-a-kind 10s or higher.

 

Progressive jackpot payout structure

In the event that the progressive jackpot is won, 50% of the pot goes to the player with the second-highest ranking hand (i.e. the bad beat hand), 25% goes to the player with the winning hand, and the remaining 25% is divided equally among the remaining players.

 

About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities.

 

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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