Rivers Poker Room's Record-Setting $1.2M Bad Beat Jackpot Triggered
Benjamin Flanagan of West Virginia won a record-breaking $490,708 bad beat jackpot at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The player who lost the hand received the largest share of the $1,226,000 pool. Raymond Broderson scooped a 30% share. The remaining six players were paid $61,338 each. Nick Rigby, the Pittsburgh native, introduced the "dirty diaper" game to the poker world.
Rivers Poker Room's $1.22 million bad beat jackpot is the largest in U.S. live poker history. In 2018, a player won $427,452 at Motor City Casino in Detroit when his quad threes lost to quad kings. A $2.2 million jack pot was paid out at the same casino in June. Online poker sites such as GGPoker have regular bad beats jackpots. In December 2021, the bad hit jack Pot at GGPs paid $1000,000 over a 24-hour period.