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Bad beat? Pines poker player wins $86K, pushing this year's total past $1.7 million


Another poker jackpot has hit at the Seminole casinos, driving the amount of cash given out since Jan. 3 to $1.7 million.

That's a lot of loot for losing.

This time, Adewale Adeyemi from Pembroke Pines won the Mega Bad Beat Jackpot of $86,730 with a losing hand consisting of four 10s. The winning hand held by 19-year-old Kyle Carino of Cooper City was a Straight Flush in Hearts, 7 to Jack, netting him $52,038. Eight other seated players won $4,337 each. It hit at 9:10 p.m. Friday at the Seminole Casino Hollywood Classic.

A poker bad beat occurs when an apparently unbeatable hand loses to a better hand. Half the pool goes to the second-place hand, 30 percent to the winner and the others at the table divided the rest.

It has hit seven times so far this year, with an average payout of more than $200,000.

You know, I see a lot of players coming in to the Hard Rock, playing the $1-$2 limit table. Question: Has the Mega Bad Beat affected your game?

Note that some other poker rooms have bad beats cooking, too. Palm Beach Kennel, for example, is approaching another record, going over $200K.

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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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