PokerKings has a new Bad Beat Jackpot!
You know the concept of the Bad Beat Jackpot, right? It's a bonus that a poker site offers to players who bust out while holding a killer hand. Typically it's a high four-of-a-kind, but the minimum qualifying hand varies from site to site as does the amount of the jackpot and its rate of increase.
So while the gist is the same - lose a hand with great cards and get a consolation prize that's bigger than the pot you would have won anyway - the details are what differentiate the Bad Beat Jackpot of one site against another.
The details on the PokerKings Bad Beat Jackpot are such:
- To qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot you must lose a hand with at least four 6's or better. (Compare this with other sites' Bad Beat Jackpots that require a minimum qualifying hand of four 8's or four Q's or K's or better.)
- The PokerKings Bad Beat Jackpot increases by 50 cents per raked hand dealt out on all Bad Beat Tables at the site. You must be playing at a PokerKings table that is specifically marked as a Bad Beat Table in order for a qualifying hand to be eligible for the jackpot.