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Bad Beat Jackpot at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Grows to $194,764

Erie, PA, July 28, 2012 --( The Bad Beat Jackpot at Presque Isle Downs & Casino continues to defy the odds. If the Bad Beat were hit today, one lucky "loser" will walk away with more than $97,000 in prize money by losing to a better hand. The winner of the hand will be entitled to $48,691 and all remaining players at the table would split $48,691 amongst themselves equally.

“We are really amazed that our jackpot has reached this amount,” said Christine Stacy, Presque Isle Downs & Casino Poker Room Manger. “It is astonishing to me that someone will walk out of here with $97,382 in their pockets for losing a hand of poker.”

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

“We started the Bad Beat Jackpot because we wanted to enhance the customer experience,” said Mike Tamburelli, Presque Isle Downs & Casino VP and General Manager. “Having a lot of money at stake like this adds to the excitement of the game. I would encourage everyone who enjoys the game of poker to come out here and play now because you never know when the Bad Beat Jackpot will hit.”

A Bad Beat Jackpot is a prize that is paid 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).

The last bad beat jackpot was awarded in December 2011 when Joseph Carlis of Erie, PA, won $26,836.75 and Edward Felden of Eastlake, Ohio, won $13,418.88 in a 1-3 No Limit Hold’em Game. Carlisi had the losing hand with quad 10’s. Felden won with four Queens. Seven others players won $1916 each as part of the table share.

Only two Bad Beat Jackpots have been awarded since the poker room opening Oct. 3, 2011.

For more information about poker and poker tournaments visit the Presque Isle Downs and Casino website at or contact the Poker Room Manager Christine Stacy at

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
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