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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.
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.
If you’ve satisfied the “Lose Criteria” you’ll be able to win a share of the Bad Beat Jackpot prize pool.
|Game Type||Lose Hand Criteria|
|Hold’em||Aces Full of Tens or Better|
|PLO||Four Twos or Better|
|PLO5||Four Eights or Better|
|Short Deck||Four Sixes or Better|
|Rush & Cash Hold’em||Aces Full of Tens or Better|
|Rush & Cash PLO||Four Twos or Better|
|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|
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.
• If there are only 2 players seated, the table will be treated as a regular 2-Blind table, and 1BB will be contributed.
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 Twos or higher.
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.
- 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.)