UK Man Hits a Huge £13k Win Despite Losing
October 23, 2017
A 27-year-old poker player in Hull, England hit the incredibly rare “bad beat” which has odds of 1-42,391
While playing in the Grosvenor Casino in the city centre of Hull, Joseph Skipsey, 27, won over £13,000 despite losing a hand whilst playing Dealer Dealt Texas Hold’em at the beginning of October 2017.
The odds of hitting the “bad beat” are 0.00002359%, and can only be won when you have an outstanding chance of winning a hand of poker, but eventually losing. Quads over full house, quads over quads, straight flush over quads, can all qualify for the bad beat.
“I go to the casino about once a month with my friends, I only went with about £50! It worked out very well for me I suppose,” said Skipsey.
“In my head, I knew I had quite a good hand and would qualify for the bad beat but was still shocked. The card room staff all congratulated me and my friends were happy for me. It’s amazing to win that much. I’ve only just got the cheque and I’m waiting for that to clear. When it does though I’m looking to buy a new car – I’m not too sure what I’ll get though.”
“One of the Most Exciting Poker Happenings”
Charlie Churchill, the general manager of Grosvenor Casino in Hull, said, “We’re thrilled to have witnessed the bad beat in our very own poker room.
“It’s certainly one of the most exciting poker happenings I’ve heard of in my career and it’s great to be part of the good news with a winner of our own.”
On online casinos, the jackpots for bad beats are usually a lot higher with the largest of all time totaling €1.25m in July 2011, though not all casinos, online or offline, offer the jackpot.
The bad beat usually can only be won if the player wagers a small bet to be eligible to win the bad beat jackpot.
The Grosvenor Casino is a UK based casino chain which is home to over 50 casinos across Great Britain. The bad beat jackpot comes from a community pool which is spread out across the country.
“It’s always a pleasure to see people enjoying our gaming area and having a big win like this creates a really exciting buzz around the casino,” continued Churchill.
“We hope we can get many more players interested with such a rare and exciting eventuality, we must be one of the luckiest casinos in the country right now when you consider the odds!”
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