Bad Beat Jackpot Hit Twice in 24-hour PeriodPublished February 22, 2011 by OCR Editor
When 4 players enter a hand, the Bad Beat Jackpot roars to life.
It's not every day that you see the Bad Beat Jackpot being hit. But with the all-exciting Microgaming Poker Network, this jackpot was struck twice in quick succession. Some 36 online poker rooms enjoy this exciting contest (including Cool Hand Poker and Ladbrokes). When a minimum of 4 players enter a hand, the Bad Beat Jackpot kicks into high gear. A combination of pocket cards and quad 8s are the minimum for winning the prize.The Final Showdown
Microgaming's Bad Beat Jackpot reached over $500k recently and it was hit on a Saturday at the tables at NordicBet. Player 4447470 was holding pocket 10s which soon translated into quad 10s. But another player Epohonwas holding a Royal Flush. For the quad 10s, 4447470took home $195k and Epohon snagged an extra $97k over and above what was in the hand. The jackpot prize pool was instantly reseeded after 4447470's massive win. And soon thereafter it was hit again. This type of event is virtually unheard of in jackpot paydays.Another Massive Hit
It was early the next Sunday morning that the Bad Beat Jackpot was propped up to $114k and it was won. The lucky players included papa45 and zebro74. The former took home almost $40k and the latter claimed $20k. The two paydays amounted to over $470k being paid out to 10 players. And of course the Bad Beat Jackpot is already up and running. Online poker players can experience the full power of lotteries-style jackpots in their favourite card game. The BB Jackpot winners must meet certain requirements.