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Bad Beat Jackpots

Post by NicolasWSOP on Sat May 23, 2009 11:32 am

How exactly do bad beat jackpots work? They've always confused me lol.

Do sites consider a bad beat to be a one outer?
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Re: Bad Beat Jackpots

Post by The Big Donk on Sat May 23, 2009 12:47 pm

It varies from room to room. Live rooms usually are more lax (because they deal out far fewer hands) so a bad beat usually starts and Aces Full of Kings.

Most of the online poker rooms work their Bad Bad Jackpots like this:

If you four of a kind 8's or better and you lose the hand, you just hit the Bad Beat Jackpot. To qualify for the jackpot, you must be playing at a designated Bad Beat table and both of your hole cards and both of your opponent's hole cards must play.

For example, a few nights ago I hit a straight flush. I lost because my opponent hit a royal flush. This happened in a tournament, not at a bad beat table, so no jackpot. Had that happened at a Bad Beat table, I'd have been IN THE MONEY!

The way it is paid out is typically as follows:
Roughly 50% of the Jackpot is paid to the player who had the losing Bad Beat hand.
Roughly 25% goes to the player with the winning hand.
The remaining 25% is distributed to the other players at the table.
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Re: Bad Beat Jackpots

Post by NicolasWSOP on Sat May 23, 2009 12:55 pm

Thank you for clearing this up for me.

So even the other players not involved in the hand get some money? That's very interesting!
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Post by blackulakingz on Sun May 24, 2009 4:21 pm

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Last edited by blackulakingz on Sun May 24, 2009 4:24 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : wrong thread)
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