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Loto-Quebec Cashes Out Record Online Poker Bad Beat Jackpot

Written By: Maya Michaels | May 6, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

Loto-Quebec, the online gambling corporation operating in the Canadian province of Quebec, has announced that the biggest online bad beat jackpot ever was won.

The OK Poker product on its Espace-jeux online gambling site had issued a new record online bad beat jackpot the previous week as the players at the table shared a whopping C$755,896 (US$537,711).

On the evening of April 30, Raymond Desjardins was playing poker on OK POKER. It was only when it got to the river, and the cards already dealt were a 10 of spades, 6 of diamonds, 10 of hearts, 8 of spades, and 7 of spades, that he realized he had a straight flush of spades.

Raymond immediately called over his son: “Come see! I’ve got a straight flush!” When one of his opponents decided to go all in, he knew he was about to win big.

“That’s when I saw my opponent play the worst beat hand. When I saw those two 10s, that was it… I was ecstatic! My son and I let out a big whoop,” the Montrealer excitedly explained.

“It was a really happy moment. I can only imagine how my opponent felt when he saw that he’d won the most money with his losing hand!” 

Desjardins got his hands on $188,974, while his opponent with the second-highest ranking hand (or worst beat hand) won $377,974. The other players at the table scooped $31,495 each. 

Desjardins, who loves to fish, says he’s still in shock and wants to wait a little before making any plans on how he’ll spend the money. He does, however, plan to celebrate the win with family.

The win surpasses a C$676,443 bad beat jackpot awarded late last year at the land-based poker room at Casino du Lac-Leamy. 

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