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$ 63,966 Bad Beat Jackpot Won At Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Monday, December 23, 2013
Contact: Jennifer See 814-464-5409

Bad Beat Winner Greg $31k 12.21


$63,966 Bad Beat Jackpot Won At Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA, December 21, 2013 — For the second time in less than two months, a losing hand in Presque Isle Downs & Casino’s poker room caused another “lucky” player to walk away with big money. Gregory Worner of Erie, PA took home $31,983 from his “losing” hand. The bad beat jackpot occurs when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. At Presque Isle Downs & Casino the qualifier is Aces full of Kings (player must have pocket Aces).


This is the fifth Bad Beat Jackpot won since opening their poker room in October of 2011.


Michael Pagan of Lorain, OH won $15,991.48 for his “winning hand”. The remaining share was split among eight players each winning $1,998.94. Steven Martin of Ridgeway, PA; Gerry Gendlin of Erie, PA, Joshua Suvak of Independence, OH; Jeffrey Wells of Union City, PA; Steven Volman of Meadville, PA; Donald Hart of Erie, PA; Brian Robson of Erie, PA, and Adella Pilliteri of Waterford, PA all shared in the $15,991 remaining.


The casino started the Bad Beat Jackpot to create more excitement around the game. And that strategy continues to be paying off in spades.


“The Bad Beat Jackpot was created to enhance the customer experience by providing an additional opportunity for the players to win,” said Mike Tamburelli, Presque Isle Downs & Casino VP and General Manager.


The last bad beat jackpot was awarded November 9, 2013 when James Kaputa of Saegerstown, PA won $99,943.26 and Joseph Armeni of Conneaut, Ohio won $49,971.64. Eight other players won $6,246 each as part of the table share.

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