On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati awarded $270,000 in prize money from a bad beat jackpot — the largest bad beat jackpot of any poker room in the history of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Tri-State area.
The jackpot was struck at Horseshoe Cincinnati’s World Series of Poker room when Cincinnati's Gary Costa had his quad sevens beat by Michael Humphreys' jack-high straight flush. Costa took the largest payday from the jackpot, earning $108,000, while Humphreys was awarded $54,000. The remaining six players seated at the table all won $18,000.
"This was an incredibly exciting day for the local poker players," said Jason Newman, manager of Horseshoe Cincinnati’s poker room, in a press release. "Paying out the largest Bad Beat ever in the Cincinnati area, it’s a rare occasion that players buying into a game for $100/$200 get to walk away $100,000 richer."
*Leading photo courtesy of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati with Gary Costa is to the right of the dealer, Michael Humphreys to the left, and the other six players at the table behind the dealer.