For weeks the bad beat jackpot at Seminole Coconut Creek had been in the news, steadily building and drawing players from all over the state. When it reached $173K the bad beat poker gods decided it was time to pay out. David Levy may have lost the pot with his quad deuces, but he won the most money. He took home $86,621 when his four deuces ran into Souv Adan Phouthavong’s quad queens at the $5-$10 no-limit hold’em table. Phouthavong pocketed $51,972 and the rest of the table shared the remaining $34,648. The hand was dealt at 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 19.
But the story doesn’t end there. Later in the day, around 5 p.m., the bad beat was hit again. After weeks of no one hitting this monster jackpot two bad beats were dealt inside eight hours of each other. This time the losing hand (aces full of jacks) was held by Rickie Baboolal. He took home $48,792 because Bruce Kaufman held four jacks. Kaufman won $29,280 and the table share was $19,512.
All told, the bad beats paid out more than $270K that day.