(Bad beat triggers Super 10 progressive)Winning a hand of Texas Hold ‘em with four-of-a-kind is a pretty good bet. However, as Rafael Ramirez discovered on Tuesday, December 8th losing that hand can be much more rewarding.
The Valley resident playing in a 3/6 limit Hold ’em game, took home the largest share of the $125,500 jackpot when his unlikely loss triggered the “Super 10” linked progressive jackpot at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.
The Super 10 jackpot is triggered at either one of two Gila River Casinos – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler or Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in the Laveen area, when a hand of four-of-a-kind (tens or higher) is beaten by a better hand from another player at the table. This situation is called a “bad beat” because of the incredibly low probability of losing that hand.
As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have ever happened for Rafael Ramirez and the other 8 players at his table, since this hand qualified to take down the “Super 10” progressive jackpot that was an incredible $125,500 when the hand of four-of-a-kind Jacks that Ramirez showed was beaten by a queen high club straight flush, and the amazing jackpot was shared between all nine players at the table.
The “Bad Beat” loser (Ramirez) won the biggest share (50%) of the Jackpot – A little over $62,000!
The winner of the hand obviously took the pot on the table plus 25% of the jackpot, a bit over $31,000, the remaining players at the table split the a little over $31,000 of the jackpot 7 ways. A pretty nice piece of change for “just watching” that special hand, play out. Congratulations to all who cashed, and if you’re heading to the poker rooms at Vee Quiva or Wild Horse Pass, the new Jackpot re-started at $15,000 and grows by $500 every day until it is hit again!
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is located at 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. in Chandler, AZ.
For more information on this and other events call 1-800-946-4452 or go to their website