MONTRÉAL, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - There are a lot of poker players at the Casino de Montréal who hope to lose a winning hand these days. And with good reason: The Bad Beat progressive prize has reached more than $400,000!
The Bad Beat is a prize shared among the players at a table where one of them loses despite having a hand with four 8s or better. The loser of that hand takes home 50% of the prize, the winner 25% and the others share the remaining 25%.
"Our customers love this type of progressive prize," said Kevin Taylor, Head of Québec Casino Operations and General Manager of the Casino de Montréal. "The opportunity to win such a big prize with a losing hand is very exciting and makes the poker experience all the more entertaining."
Slot machines with big winnings
Major winnings may also be in store for slot machine fans at the Casino de Montréal. The Grand Prix game jackpot has reached over $722,000, while Roue de fortune and Monte Carlo pots are already over $320,000! The two Quick Hit Platinum Triple Blazing 7 machines are at over $200,000.
Since early November, the Casino de Montréal has paid out $3,200,000 to winners of slot machine prizes worth over $5,000.
A record jackpot of $3,144,283.60 was won on a Québec casino slot machine in 2003. More recently, a $1,059,204 jackpot was won with the Grand Prix game at the Casino de Montréal in 2014, and a lucky player took home a $887,180 prize in February 2015.
For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Director, Communications and Press Relations, Loto-Québec, 514-499‑5130; Information: Danny Racine, Media Relations Advisor, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101