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 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|
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you need more assistance, feel free to contact our friendly support staff who are ready to assist you 24/7.
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 Twos or higher.
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.
Terms & Conditions
- Players must be aged 18 and above to participate in this promotion.
- Prizes are awarded instantly at the end of the hand.
- Prizes will be awarded regardless of disconnections, if the player is confirmed to have qualified for the jackpot.
- 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.
- Players who are not dealt hole cards are not eligible for the Rest of Players rewards.
- Bad Beat Jackpot is not available to players from Netherlands (or players who have the NL flag).
- 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.)