GGPoker Revamps Bad Beat Jackpot; Never Been Easier to Qualify
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The bad beat jackpot is just one of many exciting features on GGPoker. Players are rewarded for being on the wrong side of huge coolers to help soothe any wounds that get opened up when battling on the online felt.
In December 2021, the bad beat jackpot was hit five times and paid out more than $1 million in just 24-hours. Just a month later, the biggest ever Omaha bad beat jackpot was awarded. Ibai Delgado saw his flopped quad queens lose to rivered quad kings at a $10/$20 PLO cash table, and once the hand finished nearly $600,000 was shared amongst those at the table with Delgado pocketing a huge $366,159!
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New Bad Beat Jackpot Triggers
GGPoker have now announced that they've increased the number of hands that qualify for their bad beat jackpot meaning it's never been easier to get paid on a losing hand. The new qualifying hands are displayed in the table below.
|Hold'em/Rush & Cash Hold'em||PLO/Rush & Cash PLO||PLO5||Short Deck|
|Lose with AAATT or Better||Lose with 2222 or Better||Lose with 8888 or Better||Lose with 6666 or Better|
Of course for your hand to qualify for the bad beat jackpot, certain criteria needs to be fufilled:
- 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 the best 5 card hand combination.
- Pocket pairs are required for winner/loser’s four of a kinds.
In situations where players choose to run a hand out multiple times, only the first run out counts towards the jackpot. If you leave the table or get disconnected, you'll still be the recipient of the reward as long as the jackpot conditions have been hit.
Be sure to check out all of the Terms and Conditions for GGPoker's Bad Beat Jackpot.
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