I've heard that one as well.
Here is one that I witnessed at the Seminole casino poker room personally.
At a table next to me the bad beat was hit for somewhere between 100-150k
While they were waiting to be paid- one of the players left ( he was not in the hand)
He never returned
In Florida at the time (they still may) they checked got child support owed
He owed so he just left so he didn't get arrested and money seized and given to her anyway ( I think without him signing) they could not give it to his ex
They did pay everyone else at the table
The Poker bad beat jackpot story is somewhat true.Quote: chaunceyb3
Many stories seem to come up repeatedly when chatting with other gamblers- here are three popular tales. Are they urban legends or do they have a hint of truth to them? Feel free to share other stories you've heard.
Pai Gow Poker
A down-on-his-luck gambler is playing Pai Gow Poker with his last few dollars, betting the table minimum with no bonus bet. Miraculously, he is dealt a 7 card straight flush. He turns to the player next to him, who is playing the bonus, shows his rare hand to him and says: "Give me half of your envy bonus or I'm tossing this hand away." The player refuses to share. The down-on-his-luck gambler quickly slides his cards into the discard tray, forfeits his bet, and leaves the table.
Alternate Version: The player agrees to share the envy bonus with the gambler, then tells him to screw off after he receives the $5,000 in cheques.
Low Stakes Limit Hold'em
Two old timers who have a mutual dislike for each other are playing a low stakes poker game, when a hand comes up on the river. The board shows two jacks and two kings, and there is an enormous bad beat jackpot. The first player bets, the second player raises, the first player re-raises, and after several more raises, the first player is all-in.
The first player proudly shows his pocket jacks. The other players at the table anxiously turn to the second player, knowing he is a tight player who only plays good hands and a bad beat jackpot is possible.
The second player flashes his cards- pocket kings, so only the dealer sees them, then slides his cards into the muck. He says to the first player: "Bob, I hate your guts so much, I'd rather kill myself then see you win the bad beat jackpot."
World Series of Poker
A preliminary event at the World Series of Poker is on break, and a young player who is the tournament chip leader overhears the following conversation between two old time road gamblers in the hallway.
"Hey Sam, you still in this tournament?"
"Yeah Paul, I got about a hundred thousand in chips."
"That's about what I have", says Paul. "You wanna swap 20%?"
"Alright, let's do it. Good luck." They shake hands and part ways.
The young player waits until Sam walks far away, then runs up to Paul and says: "Sorry to bother you, sir. I just want to let you know, Sam was playing at my table. He just busted before the break."
Paul laughs and says; "That's alright, I didn't even enter this tournament."
The Bad beat story is true unless everyone involved was lying. I'm sure there's still employees and players there that were involved.Quote: rsactuary
I've heard all those stories, under completely different circumstances. I doubt any of them to be true.