Online Poker Bad Beat Jackpot

Bad Beat Jackpot

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade! If life gives you bad beats, there’s the Bad Beat Jackpot! Let us offer a dash of comfort and a hint of relief for those heartbreaking moments.

What is a Bad Beat

Have you ever had a strong hand that you think would win the pot but it doesn’t? Play poker long enough and you’ll have one or two of those heartbreaking moments. Now you can turn those bad beats into a winning hand with the Bad Beat Jackpot. The Bad Beat Jackpot offers relief for Hold’em, Omaha and Short Deck (Including Rush & Cash) games.

How to Qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot

If you’ve satisfied the “Lose Criteria” you’ll be able to win a share of the Bad Beat Jackpot prize pool.

  • No committed pot amount needed to make the jackpot hand.
  • Hand must go to showdown.
  • Both the winner and the loser must use two hole cards to make the best 5 card hand combination. Pocket pairs are required for winner/loser’s four of a kind.
  • In the case of RIMT (Running It Multiple Times), only the first run will count towards the jackpot
Game TypeLose Hand Criteria
Hold’emAces Full of Tens
PLOFour Twos
PLO5Four Eights
Short DeckFour Sixes
Rush & Cash Hold’emAces Full of Tens
Rush & Cash PLOFour Eights

Bad Beat Jackpot Payout

Recipient% of jackpot Pool per Blind
Bad Beat Winner (Pot Loser - 2nd best hand)10%
Bad Beat Opponent (Pot Winner)3%
Rest of Players (Other Pot Losers)0.8% Each
  • All blinds share the same jackpot payout percentage, despite the jackpot being allocated differently for each blind.
  • Jackpot prize will be credited directly to your balance
  • If you have already received your hole cards, rest of players rewards will be given even if you leave the table or are disconnected (even if your hand is automatically folded).
  • In Rush & Cash, jackpot will not occur in tables with 5 or less dealt players.
  • If you are "sitting out" or are not dealt hole cards during the Bad Beat Jackpot hand, you will not be qualified to receive the “rest of players” rewards.

The Jackpot Fund

Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, and Rush & Cash will share the same jackpot fund, with its sole purpose being the prize pool for Bad Beat Jackpot hits and its payouts. The jackpot fund will continue to grow by reserving certain amounts from Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, and Rush & Cash games. In other words, your cash prize for hitting the jackpot will always be waiting!

You can check the Bad Beat Jackpot pool live in the PC client lobby/tables and the mobile client lobby.

Fund Accumulation
  • For Hold’em, PLO, PLO5, Short Deck and Rush & Cash Hold’em & Omaha, if the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 30 big blinds(BTB), the amount equivalent to 1 big blind(BTB) will be reserved for the jackpot fund.
  • For Short Deck, the amount equivalent to 1 Button Blind will be reserved for the jackpot fund for pots that exceed or is equal to 100 Button Blinds.
  • In Rush & Cash, no amount will be reserved for the jackpot fund in tables with 5 or less dealt players.

The Details

  • Jackpot: Available for Hold’em, Omaha and Short Deck (including Rush & Cash)
  • How: Satisfy the lose criteria for a share of the Jackpot prize pool
  • $$$: Be rewarded with up to 10% of the Bad Beat Jackpot
  • You’ll Love: The chance to win some money back
  • Perfect For: Players who’ve had an unlucky streak

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What hands are eligible for the Bad Beat Jackpot?

For Texas Hold’em (including Rush & Cash), lose with Aces full of Tens or higher to qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot. For PLO, lose with Four Twos or higher to qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot. PLO-5 lost criteria will be Four Eights or higher while Short Deck lose criteria will be Four Sixes or Higher. For Rush & Cash PLO, the lose criteria is Four Eights or higher.

Q: I satisfied the lose criteria but didn’t receive the jackpot prize. What should I do?

If you believe that you are eligible for the jackpot prize but have not received it, please contact our 24/7 live support and provide us with the Hand ID for further investigation.

Q: What games are eligible for the Bad Beat Jackpot?

Games that are eligible for this promotion are Hold'em, Omaha and Short Deck. This includes Rush & Cash Hold’em and Omaha.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Players must be aged 18 and above to participate in this promotion.
  2. Prizes are awarded instantly at the end of the hand.
  3. Prizes will be awarded regardless of disconnections, if the player is confirmed to have qualified for the jackpot.
  4. If there are more than three jackpot-qualified hands, Bad Beat Jackpot is awarded to the player who comes in second in the hand. Other player who lost will receive Rest of Players rewards.
  5. Players who are not dealt hole cards are not eligible for the Rest of Players rewards.
  6. Bad Beat Jackpot is not available to players from Netherlands (or players who have the NL flag).
  7. - Bad Beat Jackpot fund amounts will not be taken out from pots won by players from Netherlands (or players who have the NL flag.)

    - Bad Beat Jackpot feature will not occur even if the conditions are satisfied if the player (Bad Beat Winner) is from Netherlands (or the player has the NL flag). (In this case, Bad Beat Jackpot fund amounts will not be taken out from winning pots, regardless of the pot winner's site or residence country)

    - Players from Netherlands (or players that have the NL flag) will not be awarded any jackpot rewards, regardless of their position in that hand (Bad Beat Winner, Bad Beat Opponent, or Rest of Players.)

  8. Bad Beat Jackpot does not apply to VIP tables.
  9. Natural8 reserves the right to investigate any players suspected of fraudulent activity, and take any necessary action. In the event of multi-accounting, bonus hunting, or foul play, Natural8 reserves the right to forfeit any prize amounts that have been paid along with any remaining cash balances, without prior notice.
  10. Natural8 reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without prior notice, and at its sole and absolute discretion.
  11. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Natural8 website.
  12. Natural8 is an advocate of safer gambling. If you feel you might have an online gambling problem, do seek further advice or counseling at www.begambleaware.org
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