Another Bad Beat Jackpot Hits Today at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, February 12, 2012 --( The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino produced another Bad Beat Jackpot Friday on a Texas Hold ‘Em table. The jackpot netted a total of $129,572, and was divided incrementally among six players at the table. This is one of four of the largest Bad Beat Jackpots to hit in Delaware, all of which hit at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

A Dover, Del., man walked away with a check for $64,786, fifty percent of the Bad Beat Jackpot, for his hand of Aces full of kings. A man from Manitowic, Wis., received a check for $32,393 for his high hand of quad kings. The unconventional, top-prize pay out to the player of the second-highest, “losing” hand is what the Bad Beat Jackpot represents. It is a consolation prize for being beaten when holding an otherwise rare, high hand. The other lucky four players on the table each received a pay out of $8,098.25, representing the final twenty-five percent of the $129,572 jackpot.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino holds the distinction of making the four largest Bad Beat Jackpot pay outs in Delaware, having paid more than a half million dollars since the Bad Beat jackpot was approved by the Delaware Lottery in 2010.


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. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit
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