Wednesday was a historic day at Canada’s Playground Poker Club when the largest bad beat jackpot in live poker history was won in a low-stakes cash game. The jackpot reached an impressive CAD $2,590,185, or roughly $1.9 million USD.
Celebrations erupted as the jackpot hit, and the popular Quebec card room promptly posted pictures of the exciting moment on social media. Customarily, the player who lost the hand gets the most substantial portion of the prize, with the winner also taking a significant share. The remaining players at the table divide the rest.
The excitement of the game reached its peak when the board revealed 2710108. A player holding 1010 was assured of a win even without the best possible hand. That’s because losing his hand would only set off the bad beat jackpot, which would translate to a life-changing sum.
But the unexpected happened. His quads were beaten when an opponent revealed 69 for a straight flush. This spectacular hand set off the record jackpot and made history.
Interestingly, Playground Poker Club isn’t new to such jackpots. It was home to the previous largest bad beat jackpot, an uncanny resemblance to this recent one. In June 2022, quad 10’s lost to a straight flush, resulting in a $2.2 million jackpot ($1.64 million USD).
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