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Megabeat hit for the first time

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by Nevyn, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    I played at the Flamingo to qualify for a freeroll during my stay in November.

    They were phasing out some of the promos (NFL game pot splashes, bad beats, high hands etc.) to build these large jackpots. Probably hurts the regular locals who bank on the promotions to keep their bankroll fresh. It's better for the tourist who does not care for qualifying for a monthly or weekly freeroll, but has the chance to win a few grand just for sitting in the room (or six figures for participating in the hand).

    I thought they said (in November) Reno/Tahoe and Laughlin would be linked as well, but the article didn't mention it.

    Quad Ducks vs. a Wheel Straight Flush looks pretty juicy ($1.4M +).
     
  3. Nevyn

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    Just to clarify, the jackpot doesn't change based on the hand.

    Instead the jackpot grows like any bad beat, but the bigger it gets, the smaller the beaten hand that is required to win it.
     
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    But the jackpot would be that high if Quad 2s would be able to win it. (P.S. It'll never get that high.)
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I was in the room one time when a mini-bad beat was hit. it was quad 9's beat and the minimum for the mega bad beat was 10s or better. so close, but it was still $10k or something.
     
  6. Sinatraatthesands

    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

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    This CET bad beat has killed the Flamingo. And it wasn't locals in there for the freeroll, it was both locals and tourists for the high hand promos! On the other hand Bally's and Harrahs rooms traffic seems to be up quite a bit since the switch.
     
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