MULVANE, Kan. – Whooping and hollering, high fives and victory dances are not your average scene in the Poker Room at Kansas Star Casino, but Tuesday, Dec. 24 was radically different. 

An entire table erupted in cheers, clapping, and congratulations in the Poker Room, filtering quickly out to the rest of the casino with the news: the biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in Kansas Star Casino history had just been hit, totaling $196,282.

In a Bad Beat Jackpot, the entire table shares the jackpot. The "loser" is actually the big winner, claiming 50 percent of the pot, the "winner" of the pot gets 25 percent and the rest of the players at the table share the remaining 25 percent. The last time the Bad Beat Jackpot hit at Kansas Star was Sept. 2018.

Poker Room player Lynette from Junction City, KS received the winner’s end of the split of 25 percent. She was not expecting to be $49,070 richer when she flipped over her four jacks to crush the four 10s and couldn’t contain herself as she jumped up from the table with excitement.  

William from Howells, NE was over the moon with excitement in winning the “losers” portion of $98,141. Just for sitting at the table on that fateful Tuesday afternoon, other poker players received $7,010 each.

"Like the lottery, the jackpot has to climb to a life-changing amount before the players will start chasing it. This recent Bad Beat amount was just that and it’s all everyone is talking about." said Mike Dickson, Director of Table Games at Kansas Star Casino.

"We had a secondary jackpot growing alongside the primary, so when the Bad Beat hit, the secondary becomes the primary. The exciting news is the new Bad Beat jackpot is already at $88,193" Dickson said.

For more information about the Kansas Star Casino Poker Room and the Bad Beat Jackpot, visit http://www.kansasstarcasino.com/play/poker-room.

About Kansas Star Casino

The Kansas Star Casino, located just off Exit 33 on the Kansas Turnpike, has become south-central Kansas’ leading entertainment destination. The casino offers more than 70,000 square feet of casino space, over 1,740 slot machines, 52 table games, and a ten-table live poker room, as well as five restaurants, including the award-winning Woodfire Grille. Adjacent to the casino is the 42,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Kansas Star Arena, an event center that accommodates up to 6,500 guests for headliner events such as Journey, Pat Benatar, Championship Rodeo, mixed martial arts events and more. Kansas Star also features an 11,000-square-foot Event Center, equestrian facilities and the 300-room Hampton Inn & Suites. In 2014, Midwest Gaming and Travel awarded the Kansas Star more than 25 honors in its annual Reader’s Choice Awards, including “Best Casino Hotel” and “Best Concert Venue” in the state of Kansas. For more information, visit http://www.kansasstarcasino.com. Connect with Kansas Star at on Facebook and Twitter. Kansas Star Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.