The Trump Taj Mahal poker bad beat bonus was hit for $296,800 on Friday, Dec. 14.
The casino did not release the identities of the players or where they’re from. But we do know what game they were playing—$2-$4 hold’em. That’s important because in limit games where the stakes are more modest, players are more likely to chase straights and flushes than in no-limit.
At the Taj Mahal, the player who loses the bad beat hand gets 50 percent of the jackpot. The winner of the hand gets 25 percent and the remaining players at the table share 25 percent.
When the Taj Mahal bad beat hit on Friday, a straight flush in spades beat quad 8s.
The board showed: 8 clubs, 9 clubs, 7 spades, 10 spades, and 8 spades. Player on seat 4 held 8 Diamonds, 8 hearts. Player on seat 10 held 6 spades, 9 spades.
The player at seat four took home $148,400.50. The player at seat 10 took home $74,200. The other five players at the table each took home $14,840.05.