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5Dimes to Pay Bad Beat Jackpot Winner $54K After Mounting Pressure

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Jan/09/2019

  • 5Dimes says it has agreed to pay the winner of a Bad Beat Jackpot after they initially confiscated funds

  • Grading site Sportsbook Review confirmed their decision

  • SBR claims 5Dimes did not properly publicize deposit policy

  • Outside of this incident, 5Dimes has not skipped a beat since owner's disappearance back in September


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San Jose, Costa Rica-based 5Dimes has agreed to pay out a $54K Bad Beat Jackpot following intensive pressure and bad press on various posting forums.

The company is rated A+ on Sports Book Review.  That site was first to report the player would be paid in full.

The player confirmed this news late Tuesday.

"I am almost speechless.  I have just received the news from Matt of SBR that I will be paid in full!!! Thank you to Matt and all of SBR for your support in this matter. Also thank you to Optional for him in dealing with my mistake. I would like to show my gratefulness to SBR any way I can."

5Dimes claimed via SBR that players were to have deposited funds in order to qualify for Bad Beat Jackpot wins but that this was not properly publicized on their site.  It appears as if they added this requirement only after the $54K was hit.

5Dimes utilizes the Grand Poker platform.  The popular sports betting company has gone through a number of online poker platforms over the years, primarily due to the volatility in the North American facing Internet poker sector. 

Gambling911.com in recent months has become the most read website among 5Dimes customers following the disappearance of that company's found back in September.  The 5Dimes story was the most trafficked in 2018 outside of major sports events such as the McGregor-Khabib fight, Kentucky Derby and Super Bowl.

"The amount of inquiries coming into the G911 site related to 5Dimes is a testament to just how big their customer base is," notes Gambling911.com Senior Editor and Head of Operations, Payton O'Brien.

Initial reports suggested that Sean "Tony" Creighton from Bridgeport, West Virginia had been kidnapped.  Sources close to Gambling911.com now say that the Costa Rican Star, which first reported the kidnapping, may have been duped into reporting certain aspects of the story.  Sources within 5Dimes tell Gambling911.com that 5Dimes lead attorney had even threatened to sue the paper. 5Dimes Management confirmed Creighton's disappearance via a terse statement back in October.

Outside of this issue, Gambling911.com is yet to see any disruptions in service at 5Dimes.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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