ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 18, 2009) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced today a local New Jersey man won $79,528 on Monday, May 18, when Borgata’s Bad Beat Jackpot hit.
At 11:30AM on a $2-$4 Limit Hold’em game, Laurence Harbor, NJ, native Donald McClelland’s quad 5’s lost to Parsippany, NJ native Shawn St. Peter’s straight flush. St. Peter won the hand and the pot. However, it was McClelland who truly won, as he collected forty percent of the $198,819 Bad Beat prize money. St. Peter took home $39,763 for delivering the Bad Beat, while the other eight players at the table took each took home $9,941 for being at the table when the Bad Beat hit.
McClelland’s jackpot hit during Borgata’s $500,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack Tournament, featuring a prize pool over $900,000.
Borgata’s Bad Beat Jackpot has now hit for the eleventh time since December 25, 2008 paying out $1,595,374 in prize money.