Bad Beat Jackpot
Participation / Qualification:
To qualify for the BBJ the BBJ is only available on specially designated tables available under the 'Cash Game' tab.
2 or more players must be dealt into the hand.
Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot. Players which folded without paying blinds do. The losing hand must contain Four of a Kind, 8s, or better to qualify.
The best hand for both the winner and the loser must include their two hole cards, and the hand must go to a showdown.
The hand must be raked and the jackpot contribution must be collected in order for the hand to qualify for a Bad Beat Jackpot.
The two highest hands will be considered for the jackpot if there are two or more hands that qualify for the jackpot, with the highest hand being the winning hand (the winner) and the second highest hand winning the jackpot (the loser of the hand).
A percentage of the pot on all BBJ tables will be fed into the jackpot after each game played on such tables. The percentage is 1% of each games pot capped at $5. If the jackpot was hit, the full amount will be split as follows:
40% will remain in the jackpot
60% will be paid out
From the amount paid out:
50% will go to the loser of the hand (the Bad Beat),
30% will go to the winner of the hand and the remaining,
20% will be split between the other players involved in the hand. Players who sat the hand out will not receive a slice of the jackpot.
The probability of hitting a bad beat jackpot is 0.000064% for each hand that qualifies under the conditions above given that you are the player losing with a 4 of a kind, 8s or higher. 4 of a kind, 8s or higher must be beaten to qualify for this promotion.