Second Bad Beat Jackpot Hits in One Day at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, February 15, 2012 --( The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino produced a second Bad Beat Jackpot Friday on a Texas Hold ‘Em table. This time, the jackpot netted $77,404, and was divided incrementally among ten players at the table. A separate jackpot hit earlier in the day for $129,572, for nearly $207,000 given out Friday in Bad Beat Jackpots by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

John Williams of Solomons, Md., received a check for $38,702, representing fifty percent of the Bad Beat Jackpot, for his hand of Aces full of queens. A Chester, Va., man received a consolation pay out of $19,351 for his high hand of quad jacks. The top-prize pay out to the player of the second-highest, “losing” hand is what the Bad Beat Jackpot represents: a consolation prize for being beaten when holding an otherwise rare, high hand.

The remaining eight players on the table each received a pay out of $2,418.87, representing the final twenty-five percent of the $77,404 jackpot.


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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