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Transforming Bad Beats into Golden Opportunities

Shane C

Aug 31, 2023

Bad Beat, Fish Buffet, ThanksGG

When it comes to the world of online poker, Natural8 stands out as a platform that not only offers thrilling gameplay but also a range of innovative promotions that turn the tables on bad beats, making every hand dealt an opportunity for success. In this article, we're diving deep into Natural8's trio of promotions – ThanksGG, Bad Beat Jackpot, and Fish Buffet – each designed to elevate your online poker journey and bring the excitement of victory even in the face of challenging defeats.

ThanksGG: Turning Bad Beats into Triumphs

ThanksGG Flipout

ThanksGG is Natural8's way of giving players a reason to smile, even after a tough loss. We all know that bad beats can be frustrating, but ThanksGG has transformed that frustration into a chance for redemption. 

Whether you're reeling from a bad beat or basking in the glory of a triumphant win, Natural8 has your back. Introducing GGCare and GGCheers – the dynamic duo designed to turn your poker journey into a thrilling adventure. If you meet the qualifying conditions for bad beats, suckouts, or coolers, or if you hit a big hand or big pot, GGCare and GGCheers automatically enroll you in the exhilarating $100,000 ThanksGG Flipout Tournament. 

Your starting stack for the flipout tournament is determined by various factors, including the pot size and the gravity of the situation. If you're fortunate enough to have two or more qualifying hands from GGCare or GGCheers, you'll accumulate additional tournament chips for each, bolstering your starting advantage.

How Does ThanksGG Flipout Work

In flipout tournaments, every player goes all-in on each hand until a victor emerges. It's a unique format that removes strategic choices, leaving the fate of the game solely in the hands of the cards. And here's the beauty – you don't even need to be logged in to play. Upon meeting the criteria, you're automatically registered. So, kick back, relax, and anticipate the outcome.

It's worth noting that the spectrum of eligible cash games encompasses a variety of engaging formats, such as Hold'em, Omaha, Short Deck, All-In or Fold, Rush & Cash, and Spin & Gold. Please note that while the GGCheers aspect isn't currently available in tournaments, it's a feature we're excited to introduce in the near future.

Bad Beat Jackpot: Linking the Thrill

Natural8 - Bad Beat JackpotIf you've spent enough time at the poker table, you're no stranger to those heart-wrenching moments. Welcome to the realm of the $8,888,888.88 Bad Beat Jackpot – a game-changing opportunity that transforms disappointment into triumph. This jackpot isn't just a prize; it's a lifeline for players in Hold'em, Omaha, and Short Deck (including Rush & Cash) games.

The concept of a bad beat jackpot revolves around rewarding players when an exceptionally powerful hand falls victim to an even more formidable one. Yet, it's not as simple as triggering the jackpot with a mere cracked pair of aces; we're delving into the realm of ultra-strong hands, such as quads or superior combinations, succumbing to superior forces.

The criteria for qualifying as a "bad beat" include specific hands in different game variants. For instance:

  • Hold’em/Rush & Cash Hold’em - Full House: Aces Full of Tens or Better.

  • PLO/Rush & Cash PLO - Quad 2s or Better.

  • PLO5 - Quad 8s or Better.

  • Short Deck - Quad 6s or Better.

Remarkably, even if you lose the pot, you could emerge as the ultimate victor with the Bad Beat Jackpot. Meeting the qualifying criteria entitles you to claim 10% of the Jackpot Pool (each blind level has its dedicated jackpot allocation). Additionally, the winner of the pot receives 3%, while the remaining players share 0.8% each, underscoring the communal nature of the game and the thrill of shared success.

For a detailed guide on the Bad Beat Jackpot, check out this "Bad Beat Jackpot: A Detailed Guide on How It Works".

Fish Buffet: Swimming Towards Rewards

Natural8 - Fish BuffetSpeaking of second chances, Natural8's Fish Buffet promotion offers players a unique way to earn rewards as they play. The concept is simple: the more you play, the more fish points you accumulate. Even if you lose the game, you will still earn Fish Buffet points. 

These points determine your Fish Buffet rank, ranging from Plankton all the way to GGPlatinum. Each rank comes with its own set of rewards, and the higher you climb, the better the rewards get. Collect the required points within the time limit to rank up. Once done, you can spin the wheel and collect your reward in “My Fish Buffet” within the Natural8 app.

For Fish Buffet (Poker), on average, players will be rewarded 100 Fish Points for every $1 paid in rake and fees. This value may vary based on a variety of factors, such as but not limited to, game type or tournament played, player behaviour at tables, and deposit history. For Fish Buffet (Casino), the points are collected at the point of wagering. The amount of FP you earn varies depending on the game you play.

Here's the catch – if you don't maintain your activity, you will be demoted to the previous level. But worry not! The Fish Buffet system is designed to be fair. Even if you're busy and can't play as often, you won't lose all your progress. Your remaining fish points won't go to waste – they'll be carried over to a lower rank, ensuring that you can always pick up where you left off.

If you want to play at a leisurely pace without worrying about the time limit of 30 days, you can opt to switch to a lower Platinum rank. For example, if you are at the Whale rank, you can switch to Platinum Octopus. Your Platinum Rank lasts for one year from the moment you switch, except for Platinum Fish, which has an unlimited time period. 

With Platinum Ranks, you will receive rewards every Monday at a fixed rate. No more worrying about spins and time limits. Do note, however, that if you don't collect the required points in one year, your rank will drop down to a lower Platinum Rank. If you are at Platinum Shark, you will fall to Platinum Whale and so on, until you reach Platinum Fish, where there's an unlimited time limit.

If, one day, you are no longer interested in being at a Platinum Rank, you can switch back to the regular Fish Buffet and try for a higher level.

Embrace the Rewards of Natural8!

The world of poker has always been about more than just the cards – it's about strategy, skill, and seizing opportunities. Thanks to Natural8's innovative promotions, the narrative of bad beats has undergone a transformation. From the ThanksGG Flipout tournaments that breathe life into losses to the Bad Beat Jackpot that rewards tenacity, and the Fish Buffet that promises rewards for resilience, Natural8 is reshaping the landscape of online poker. 

As you navigate these promotions, remember that every bad beat is a potential stepping stone toward triumph. So, as you play your cards, take comfort in the fact that Natural8 is the platform where bad beats lead to brilliant opportunities.