MT is at the Taj Mahal and has texted me.
As of 9:27 p.m. on Sunday night, the Taj Mahal bad beat jackpot is at $470,015.
He said last night every table was full. The midnight tournament was held in that side room next to the bathroom (Anyone playing in that tourney at this time is crazy). Surprisingly, he said there were a few stud games going last night as well.
The part that struck me interesting was his actual game. Taj has been known to do this, but he was playing his $1-$2 NL hold 'em on a stud game, which meant they could only fit nine people on the game. Additionally, the table was all the way in the back of the room behind the pit, so whenever the game fell a player or two short, they wouldn't get a new player for some time.
While that is normally annoying, it would have worked out if for the other players on the game if the bad beat got hit on the game, which it almost did.
One card away - again.
Limped hand. Flop came A-3-4 of spades. All-in, all-in.
One guy turns over 2-5 spades, the other turns over pocket 4. They needed the four of hearts for their payday.