At 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, 102 players in poker rooms across Las Vegas celebrated as a king high straight flush beat quad jacks inside the Quad Resort & Casino Las Vegas poker room. This is the fourth time the jackpot has hit since its January launch and the first time the jackpot hit at The Quad Resort & Casino. In what was one of the most exciting Texas Hold’em hands, Micah Kreischer from Lexington, Ohio had pocket jacks while Omar Abu-Eid from Las Vegas, Nev. had the king and queen of clubs.
The flop came out jack, nine, two; all clubs. Abu-Eid had a king high flush and made a $20 bet and Kreischer called. The turn was a 10 of clubs. Giving Abu-Eid a king high straight flush, he bet $95, Kreischer called. The river was the jack of diamonds giving Kreischer quad jacks. Abu-Eid pushed his entire chip stack into the pot. Kreischer immediately called the all-in. Both players showed their cards and the room erupted. Kreischer hit Caesars Entertainment’s Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot! The Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot awards not only the losing hand and winning hand but all players actively playing in any of the participating Caesars Entertainment poker rooms.
Kreischer’s quad jacks being beat by Abu-Eid’s king high straight flush entitled all 102 players in Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Quad Resort & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino poker rooms to split $727,770. Kreischer, having the losing hand, won $150,599 and winner Abu-Eid took home $77,771 while all other players received $4,994 for simply playing in the right room at the right time.
Caesars Entertainment announced the introduction of the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot to the Las Vegas poker market at the beginning of 2013. With a progressive model the jackpot has the potential to climb to more than $1,000,000. Mega Progressive Beat Poker Jackpot has the potential to be one of the the largest promotional poker jackpots in the casino entertainment industry. This multi-casino promotion offers poker players of all skill levels the opportunity to play for a chance at life-changing money.