$237,500 Bad Beat Jackpot Won at Four Winds Casino Resort

NEW BUFFALO, MI--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to announce that seven people split a Bad Beat Jackpot worth $237,500 by playing Texas Hold'Em™ on Friday, February 18, 2011.

A W Club member from Buchanan, Mich., was dealt four sixes while playing Texas Hold'Em in Four Winds Casino Resort's World Poker Tour® Poker Room. He thought he had a winning hand, but lost to a player with four sevens, which triggered Four Winds' Bad Beat Jackpot worth $237,500. The W Club member won 40 percent of the jackpot, valued at $95,000, while the player with the winning hand won 20 percent of the jackpot, valued at $47,500.

The remaining players at the table also split 20 percent of the jackpot, with the remaining 20 percent split between players on the top 20 leader board. The top 20 leader board is unique to Four Winds Casino Resort and is based on the amount of hands played in a calendar month. The players on the leader board have the luxury of not having to be present in order to share in the Bad Beat jackpot prize.

A Bad Beat Jackpot is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is played, but loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. Players with the two strongest hands receive the majority of the jackpot with the rest of the table receiving a portion.

The poker room features daily Texas Hold'Em tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $100 and Sit and Go tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $25 to $500. The World Poker Tour Poker Room includes live traditional poker and electronic poker with Poker Pro® tables.

Poker players can earn a $10 food comp at Timbers Fast Food and Deli for every five hours of tracked play on electronic poker or $1 food comps for every one hour of tracked play on traditional poker tables. Players who achieve 1,000 flops in one month on electronic poker tables automatically get $100 Poker Free Play added to their account.

For more information on Four Winds Casino Resort or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.

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Dresner Corporate Services
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