The bad-beat jackpot at Coushatta Casino Resort recently hit for more than $444K after accumulating for more than a year. And if that’s not interesting enough, the story behind the hand is hilarious. To qualify, a player needed quad fives beaten. In mid December, there was an Aces Cracked promotion, and at a $4-$8 limit hold’em table aces vs. kings vs. queens were dealt preflop. The board ran out K-Q-5-K-Q as quad kings beat quad queens. When the hands were flipped, people applauded the player for his cracked aces. Once the dealer made it aware that the jackpot had been hit, the table went crazy. The loser of the hand got more than $220K, while the winner got a little more than $112K. The other eight players at the table took home $14K each as a great holiday gift.
But there’s still a lot of money to be won in the bad-beat jackpot at Coushatta as the jackpot was $346K at press time. There’s also a backup jackpot, which hovered around $226K.
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