US Players Welcome!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Bad Beat Bad Beat Jackpot

  1. #1
    Senior Member Piscivorous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    US Online Poker Hostage
    Posts
    6,274

    Bad Beat Bad Beat Jackpot

    So, I was at my local card room Saturday.

    The Jackpot had been hit two Saturdays before for ~$98K. It reset at $70K and was currently at $72,800.

    Played about 4 hours when one of the guys at the table next to mine flopped quad 8s, while JJ flopped Jacks full. J on the river brought the house down. Getting quad 8s beaten is the minimum for the big jackpot.

    The floor comes over to record the hand, players and dealer as is customary. Loser is set to win 50%, while the rest gets split evenly about the final 9 players. A small commotion erupts as two players weren't dealt in due to sitting out and they, of course, are suggesting to the floor that they were dealt in. The eye in the sky is called to verify. They state that neither player were dealt in, so the other 7 players shares just went up.

    Then all hell breaks loose.

    The winning hand is nullified because the player is 19.

    Security escorts the kid to their office. Partly because their charter states they have to notify the police and the police are to take custody. Partly because the guy who was beaten suggested he was going to kill the kid.

    That was about the time I decided to go home. Up about $40.
    Harold Camping was wrong. The world ended on April 15th, 2011.

  2. USA Players Accepted!
  3. #2
    OMG! That may be the ultimate bad beat story of all time.

  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Sacramento
    Posts
    20
    Suing sounds like the answer to this one. The cardroom's negligence cost someone a shit load of money. The 19 year old should have been carded. What a disaster, but congrats on the $40. Good to know info, I will check this out with my local cardroom regarding similar situations.

  5. #4
    I know for sure that if an underaged person wins a big slot machine payout, they don't get to keep it. That happens fairly often.

  6. #5
    ^^ Two-time darts World Champion Adrian Lewis is nicknamed 'Jackpot' for that very reason.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Piscivorous's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    US Online Poker Hostage
    Posts
    6,274
    I had heard something like this had happened in Colma [SF peninsula] about 6 years ago, but my knowledge is only second hand. The kid gets charged with a misdemeanor and the house gets fined for allowing him to play even if he used a false ID.

    They are pretty well run here, so it really surprised me.

    There are many reasons the house can nullify a jackpot. Although I have never seen it happen, a friend of mine, who is a dealer, states that they all caution players who start talking about bad beat possibilities with connected boards to refrain from doing so because it can be considered collusion. For a dealer to mention this, it seems there is prior precedent. Also, here in California, you are not allowed to have anything on the felt except chips and card protectors. Money is OK, as long you state that it is playing.
    Harold Camping was wrong. The world ended on April 15th, 2011.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •