Trop Awards Bad Beat Jackpot of $271,681.51
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 28, 2013) – On the first official summer weekend in Atlantic City, the Bad Beat Jackpot struck again at the Tropicana Poker Club. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, the jackpot was triggered and nine players split a jackpot total of $271,681.51.
“The players were gathered around a $1-2 no limit table, with $435 in the center pot,” said Steve Callender, General Manager at Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City. “John DiSantis was on the edge of his seat when he caught four nines on the river. What he didn’t realize was that another player at the table, Carlo Valente, was sitting comfortably with an even better hand – a nine high straight flush.”
A “bad beat” occurs when a player with a strong poker hand that looks like a favorite to win loses to a player who ends up getting lucky and catching a hand ranked even higher. The Tropicana’s Bad Beat Jackpot is a player-funded progressive jackpot that rewards the victim of a bad beat, so even a losing hand is a winner.
When the four nines held by John DiSantis lost to Carlo Valente’s straight flush, the Bad Beat Jackpot was triggered and $271,681.51 was split among the nine players. John DiSantis, the lucky loser, pocketed $108,672.60. Carlo Valente scored $54,336.29. The remaining players at the table took home equal shares of $15,524.66.
“The Bad Beat Jackpot has been reset to $109,985.35,” Callender said. “Join the action in the Tropicana Poker Room and you could be the next player to score a bad beat.”
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Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With more than 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. For more information, visit the official Web site at www.tropicana.net. Must be 21. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
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Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly traded company that, along with its affiliates, owns or operates 8 casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana Entertainment properties collectively have 6,046 rooms, 7,063 slot positions and 260 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.