Well, it took over a year for someone to hit Carbon Poker’s Bad Beat Jackpot, but the wait was well worth it for those lucky enough to get a piece of it. During that time it had ballooned to nearly $1.2 million, becoming a world record for a bad beat jackpot.
The lucky player’s screen name was RUGGIO, who hit a straight flush from 7 to Jack of Hearts. Fortunately for him, AELANI also hit a straight flush, his from the 9 to King of Hearts. I don’t supposed he complained too much though, as for winning the bad beat hand he was paid $208,698 from the jackpot. RUGGIO’s share for being the lucky loser was $417,396.
Other players at the table were also able to share in the good fortune of their table mates. All of the players who were sitting in at the $.50/$1 full-ring, no-limit Hold’em game each received $41,739, just for being a witness to history!
Carbon is part of the quickly growing Merge Gaming Network. They have already started a new jackpot, which is fed from the old jackpot as well as a portion of the rake taken at every specially marked “Bad Beat” table. The new Bad Beat Jackpot currently stands at $258,216, and is growing fast.