Winning a hand of Texas Hold ‘Em with four-of-a-kind, is a pretty good bet. However, as Waylon W. discovered, losing that hand can be much more rewarding.
The Valley resident took home the largest share of a $155,000 jackpot when his unlikely loss triggered the Super 77 linked progressive jackpot at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino on Sunday June 29.
The Super 77 jackpot is triggered when a hand of four-of-a-kind featuring sevens or better is beaten by another player at the table.
Called a “bad beat” because of the incredibly low probability of losing the hand, it turned into the “best beat” Waylon W. and Michael C. could have hoped for.
The Super 77 linked progressive jackpot which connects Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino and Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino was at $155,000 when Waylon W.’s four-of-a-kind NINES was beaten by Michael’s STRAIGHT FLUSH and thus, triggering the amazing Super 77 jackpot that was shared between the six players at the table.
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is located at 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. in Chandler.
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. operates three Arizona casinos owned by the Gila River Indian Community including Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino, and Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino. All three casinos offer a combination of slots, table games, bingo, poker and hotel and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additional information on these and other events is available by calling 1-800-946-4452, or on their website at www.wingilariver.com