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Bad Beat hits at Seminole Coconut Creek


The mega-bad beat hit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Tuesday afternoon.

It was for $180,393.

Evan Rosoff of Boca Raton won $90,196 when his jack-high straight flush lost to a king-high straight flush by Itzkhak F., (that's all they gave me) also of Boca Raton, who took home $54,117. The remaining seven players at the table in the upstairs poker room won $ 4,510 each.

The debut of the Seminole Mega Bad Beat Jackpot of $365,407 was at Seminole Casino, Hollywood on Jan. 3. Approximately 48 hours later it was hit again, on Jan. 5 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa, for $147,365.

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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