Every poker player knows how disheartening losing on a bad beat can be. All of us have been in situations of holding extremely strong cards in hand but nevertheless losing. Often, after an illogical or mathematically poor call by an opponent. Having Four a Kind hand and still losing can also be a serious psychological blow and influence the decision-making for the rest of the game.
Playing at poker rooms that offer bad beat jackpot can ease some of the pain of such heartbreaking losses. Losing on a bad beat at one of these tables will trigger amazing prizes. These are shared by both the losing player and the other active game participants. These jackpots are usually progressive, so they can lead to some truly incredible payouts. At BetOnline poker rooms, bad beat jackpots have been going as high as half a million dollars.
Losing Big to Win Big
Bad Beat Jackpot tables at BetOnline Casino are easily spotted by the yellow star next to them. Having Four of a Kind Deuces or better trumped by the other hand will activate the jackpot. The largest piece of the prize will go to the player holding the bad beat hand. However, other players will also get a share, and a certain percentage will go towards the next Bad Beat Jackpot.
Below you can see how BetOnline Casino shares the jackpot.
- 20% goes to the player with the bad beat
- 15% goes to the winner of the hand
- 12.5% goes to the other players at the table
- 12.5% goes to the players at other BBJ tables
- 35% is reseeded to the next Bad Beat Jackpot
- 5% goes to administrative fees
$170,425.40 Bad Beat Jackpot as It Happened
At BetOnline Casino, players strike Bad Beat Jackpot pretty often. Every couple of days a new big prize is shared among the lucky players. On February 11th, nine poker players had a chance to experience BetOnline’s Bad Beat Jackpot firsthand. A thrilling finish to the hand triggered the BBJ worth $170,425.40. The thrilling showdown between players BARNIESANDLERS and HOUSTON1 ended in a bad beat loss for the latter activating jackpot which rewarded everyone at the table.
BARNIESANDLERS entered the hand with $104.86 in chips while HOUSTON1 had $113.82. When hole cards were dealt, BARNIESANDLERS held the J♥ 8♥ hand. HOUSTON1 had T♠ T♣. After the T♥ 8♣ 9♥ flop, these two were the only ones left standing. The turn revealed T♦ with both players checking. At this moment HOUSTON already had four Tens and a win most likely in a bag. The Q♥ river completed the Q-8 straight flush for BARNIESANDLERS. Understandably, both players went all-in. On the showdown, HOUSTON1 saw his Four of a Kind Tens beaten by BARNIESANDLERS’ straight flush. But, he had nothing to be upset about as that chain of events triggered the Bad Beat Jackpot.
HOUSTON1 ended taking home a cool $34,085.08. BARNIESANDLERS pocketed the $ 207.72 pot and the $25,563.81 prize. Other players at the table also had plenty of reasons to be excited. Each of them won the $3,043.31 reward. Players playing at other BBJ tables at the time also received their share of the prize.