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Bad Beat Jackpot!
Don't you just hate it when you end up losing in spite of a strong hand? We know just how you feel. We also know exactly how hard it can be to bounce back from a bad beat. It's just for these very reasons that we've chosen to introduce the new and improved Bad Beat Jackpot! Losing with quads was never so great!

When does it hit
If you're holding four of a kind 2s or better and lose against an hand that's still stronger, this Jackpot will trigger to come to your rescue. It doesn't matter if the players involved in the Bad Beat haven't opted in themselves. The Jackpot will still hit!

How do I opt in?
To opt in just click the Bad Beat ticker at the bottom right in any qualifying table. You can also choose to go to Preferences-> Global Table Options and opt in.
Once you've opted in, you can start making a contribution towards the Bad Beat Jackpot at 2 cents per hand. Don't forget, players can opt in and out of the promotion as and when they feel, but will only be eligible for the cash prize while staying opted in and contributing at the time of the Jackpot hit.

Note: Players playing at a €0.10/€0.20 or higher cash table are eligible to take part in the Bad Beat Jackpot.
Allocation of prizes
The current jackpot is allocated in an 80-20 manner. 80% of the jackpot is divided as follows:
  • 40% to the losing hand (the bad beat winner)
  • 20% to the winning hand
  • 10% to all other players who were part of the table where the jackpot was triggered
  • 10% to all players playing elsewhere at the same stakes
20% is kept aside as a 'seed' for the subsequent Bad Beat Jackpot. To have any questions answered about this promotion, please contact us at [email protected] or get in touch with one of our Customer Service Advisors directly over Live Chat.
  • Rules and Payout Qualifying for the Jackpot:
  • €0.10/€0.20 or higher cash table players are eligible.
  • The losing hand has to have Four of a Kind 2s or a better hand.
  • Both the hole cards must be included in the winner's best hand and that of the loser.
  • The hand must go to a showdown. Jackpot Contributions:
  • Contribution for the jackpot will be taken from the player's balance before the hand can start, after the blinds and antes are posted.
  • €0.02 per hand is the value of the jackpot contribution.
  • Jackpot contributions will be accumulated until the jackpot is finally won by someone.
  • The current jackpot value will be on display in the lobby and on every single jackpot table, unless a player chooses to hide it. Jackpot Allocation: - 80% to be distributed as winnings: - 40% to go to the losing hand who is also winner of the Bad Beat. - 20% to go to the winner of the hand. - 10% to be evenly distributed among remaining Opted In players at the winning table. This portion is called the table share. - 10% to be evenly distributed among all Opted In players at tables with the same stake range. This also includes Opted In players participating at the winning table and is called the Opt In share. - 20% to be used to seed the next Bad Beat jackpot. Bad Beat Jackpot Rules:
  • The Bad Beat jackpot will be available only on Texas Hold'em 10c/20c and higher cash game tables.
  • There will be no minimum player limit on the number of players being dealt into the hand.
  • Players other than Opted In ones will not be eligible for the jackpot. Only those players who are dealt into the hand but fold before showdown will qualify for the table share of the Bad Beat Jackpot.
  • To be eligible for the jackpot, players must be active at the same stake range. In case players are not actively playing in the current hand, they will be deemed inactive. An inactive player could be someone sitting out or someone having inadequate funds for contributing to the Bad Beat. Nonetheless, players having folded or those having started a new hand will be counted as active.
  • In case the Bad Beat winner is not Opted In at the moment the jackpot is hit, the remaining players at the table and those at the same stake range will not be held from receiving their portion of the jackpot winnings.
  • If either the Bad Beat winner or the player having the winning hand is not Opted In and thereby ineligible for the jackpot, winnings are to be completely used to seed the following Bad Beat jackpot.
  • If none of the players are Opted In at the winning table when the jackpot is hit, the table share is added to the Opt In share and shared evenly by all opted in players operating at same stake range.
  • If none of the players are Opted In for the Bad Beat at the moment it is hit, the jackpot will not be triggered.
  • In the case when the winnings of a player amount to a fraction of a cent, that fraction will be used towards seeding the next jackpot.
  • In the event that there are more than two hands in a Bad Beat hand, the two highest hands will be chosen for the jackpot. The higher hand is to be the winning hand and the other hand will win the Bad Beat.
  • For two qualifying jackpot hands occurring simultaneously, the first hand to be completed will be awarded the Bad Beat jackpot.
  • PokerLoco holds and reserves complete rights to modify, revise or edit any of the terms and conditions at any time, without prior notification to the players. All such changes and amendments will effect immediately upon being listed at The responsibility to review the rules, conditions and policies lies wholly on the players, and they must stay up to date with any changes. The above terms are in addition to the regular terms and conditions of PokerLoco Ltd.