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 kinds.
  • In the case of RIMT (Running It Multiple Times), only the first run will count towards the jackpot
Texas Hold’em (Includes Rush & Cash)
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Four twos or higher

PLO, PLO-5 & Short Deck (Includes Rush & Cash)
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Four Jacks or higher

Bad Beat Jackpot Payout

RecipientHold’em and Rush &Cash Hold’emPLO and Rush &Cash PLOPLO5Short Deck
Bad Beat Winner (Pot Loser - 2nd best hand)30%15%10%20%
Bad Beat Opponent (Pot Winner)10%5%3%6%
Rest of Players (Other Pot Losers)2.5% Each1.2% Each0.8% Each1.5% 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 not dealt the hole cards, 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. 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
  • $$$: Jackpot payout based on blind levels
  • 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 Four twos or higher to qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot. For Omaha and Short Deck (including Rush & Cash), lose with Four Jacks or higher to qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot.

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. 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.
  3. Natural8 reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without prior notice, and at its sole and absolute discretion.
  4. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Natural8 website.
  5. 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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