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Casino de Montréal PokerSeven players from Greater Montréal split $865,353 bad beat jackpot

Casino de Montréal PokerSeven players from Greater Montréal split $865,353 bad beat jackpot

Montréal, April 30, 2019 — On the evening of April 27, the Casino de Montréal saw seven of its poker room players, all from Greater Montréal, each score a share of its $865,353 progressive bad beat jackpot. The worst beat belonged to Ettehadi Seyedrohollah—who dealt a straight flush—only to see it cracked by Sum Tai and his royal flush. While Tai pocketed $216,338 for earning the best hand, Seyedrohollah banked $432,677 for his bad beat win.


The other five players at the table each collected $43,268. Those players are Michael Côté-Gagnon, Shahrouz Jeyhounian, Éric Maltais, Rincon Salazar Edwin David and Royed Sharifi.


About the bad beat jackpot

The bad beat jackpot is a progressive jackpot that rewards the player with the worst 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 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, a player who took part in the hand must lose with four 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 losing hand (or second highest-ranking 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.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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