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Have a Bad Beat Story Worth Telling With the Bad Beat Jackpot at GGPoker

Have a Bad Beat Story Worth Telling With the Bad Beat Jackpot at GGPoker

While it’s true that, once we’ve been involved in real money online poker for long enough, we all have our collection of so-called badbeat stories to tell anyone who wants to listen (and, of course, even those who don’t), there are certain special circumstances in which being on the losing side of this dreaded scenario could be the best thing that’s happened to us.

Today we’re going to look at the potentially life-changing rewards that can be gained via the ongoing Bad Beat Jackpot at GGPoker which, as always, continues to present poker fans with opportunities to win big – even, as in this case, when they lose so badly.

Bad Beat Jackpot at GGPoker: How It Works

A bad beat occurs when a player with a very strong, almost unbeatable hand finds the poker Gods conspiring against them so that they do indeed get beaten. This could be, for example, flopping KKKK, only for our opponent to then fill AAAA – we have experienced a bad beat.

In the case of GGPoker’s Bad Beat Jackpot, however (which is valid via both the PC and mobile client), your initial poor fortune is transformed to leave your bankroll significantly boosted...  

For a Bad Beat Jackpot to hit, the following criteria must be met:

  • The hand must go to showdown.
  • Both the winner and the loser must use both hole cards (two hole cards for PLO/PLO-5) to make up the best 5-card hand
  • Pocket pairs are required for the winner/loser to make four of a kind.

Note that in the case of RIMT (Running it multiple times), only the first run will count towards the jackpot. Meanwhile, satisfying the jackpot conditions takes priority, so even if a player subsequently leaves the table or is disconnected, the prize(s) will be awarded.

GGPoker. Hold'em and PLO bad beat jackpot.
GGPoker. PLO5 and Short Deck bad beat jackpot.

Jackpot Payout

Although the jackpot is allocated differently for each blind, all blinds nonetheless share the same jackpot payout percentage, as shown in the table below:

RecipientPrize
Bad Beat Winner (Pot Loser) - 2nd best hand10%
Bad Beat Opponent (Pot Winner)3%
Rest of Players (Other Pot Losers)0.8%

You’ll notice that it’s not just the Bad Beat winner (i.e. the pot loser) who benefits from the jackpot, as the other protagonist as well as those others taking part in the hand also receive a share.

Regardless of whether your favourite cash game is Texas Hold'em or Omaha you’re always in contention, with Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck and Rush & Cash players at eligible tables all contributing to the special Jackpot Fund, which serves as the prize pool for Bad Beat Jackpot payouts.

Have fun – and remember that a Bad Beat can be a huge win at the GGPoker tables!

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