Sunday's Bad Beat Jackpot Largest Ever in Delaware at $118,833

Dover, DE, February 23, 2011 --( The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino produced Delaware’s largest Bad Beat Jackpot to date on a Texas Hold ‘Em table Sunday night. The jackpot netted a total of $118,833, and was divided incrementally among nine lucky poker players.

The winner of the largest Delaware Bad Beat payout is Magnolia, Del., resident Nicholas McCulley, who took home $59,416 cash for Aces Full of Jacks, which was topped by a hand of Four-of-a-Kind Jacks.

“We are pleased and proud to have paid out the largest Delaware bad beat jackpot to date,” said Steve Keener, assistant vice president of Casino Operations. “Our poker room is always fun and loaded with great table action, and jackpots like this ramp up the excitement in the room.”

The unconventional, top-prize payout to the player of the second-highest, “losing” hand is what the Bad Beat Jackpot is all about. It is a consolation prize for being beaten when holding an otherwise great, high hand.

In this case, the $118,333 jackpot was paid out at 50 percent to Mr. McCulley for the second highest hand, 25 percent to the top-ranked hand ($29,708), and the remaining 25 percent divided and paid equally to the seven remaining players at $4,244 each.

Unique to Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the very high reset amount on the Bad Beat Jackpot, which is at an astounding $108,000, nearly tenfold higher than other area casinos.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. The casino is open 24 hours daily and consists of table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, baccarat, let-it-ride and more, and more than 2,600 video lottery terminals controlled by Delaware Lottery. The Crown Royal® Poker Room on the third floor offers Texas Hold ‘Em with a Bad Beat Jackpot and daily poker tournaments. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April. The Colonnade features a Race & Sports Book with professional football parlay betting and horse racing simulcasts, a casino lounge called Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and shops and restaurants consisting of The Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Sweet Perks Too. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1600-seat Rollins Center® and 35,000 sq. ft. of event space. Property amenities include 11 restaurants/bars. For more information, please visit
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