Players hit $500K jackpot in the Canadian casino Lac-Leamy
The other day, the hand that brought players a bad beat jackpot occurred in the Canadian casino Lac-Leamy. One of the poker players named Fadi Semaan hit a quads of tens on the showdown, and his rival Yvon Lalonde collected a quads of jacks. According to the rules of the casino, the jackpot was awarded.
The prize pool amounted to $516 000 at that time, and in order to hit it, it was necessary to lose with quads of tens or with a higher combination. Fadi, who lost the hand, received 40% of the jackpot ($206 000), and the winner (who hit the quads jacks), Yvon, received 20%, which amounted to $103 000.
Five other participants at the table also did not go unrewarded. Each of them got $20 000, and the remaining amount ($103 000) was divided between the casino visitors, who were at other poker tables at that very moment.
The largest bad beat jackpot in live poker history was hit in 2017 at the Playground Poker Club. Back then the players split about $1 000 000, and how it went can be seen in the video: