Bad Beat Jackpot General Rules

  1. To qualify for the Bad Beat, a hand of Four Jacks or better must lose to a higher ranking hand that must either be Four of a Kind or a Straight Flush or Royal Flush.
  2. Both the winning and losing players must use both of their hole cards to create the highest possible hand. For four of a kind to qualify, the player’s hand must include a pocket pair.
  3. The Bad Beat Jackpot will begin at a posted amount of $20 and increase after each completed tournament.
  4. Quarterly, Yearly, or Special Events will not be eligible for the Bad Beat Jackpots.
  5. There must be a minimum of 4 players at the table.
  6. All qualifying hands are eligible to share in the Bad Beat Jackpot, even if two or three losing hands would qualify. For example, if the final board reads 10h Jh Qh Js Qs and 8h- 9h for a Queen-high straight flush, Ah-Kh for a Royal Flush, Jc-Jd for four Jacks, and Qc-Qd for four Queens were shown down at the end of the hand, all of these hands would qualify for and share in the Bad Beat Jackpot.
  7. Players and hands must make it to showdown (after fifth street action is completed and no more action remains).
  8. Players must play their hands independently. If any player, whether directly or indirectly involved in the hand, passes information or instructs another on how to act or reveals their hand to other players, the Jackpot will be disqualified.
  9. Players are eligible to win the posted Jackpot amount. Such amount will be updated once every gaming day.
  10. Winner is responsible for paying any and all taxes and fees in connection with claiming the Bad Beat Jackpot amount.
  11. Poker Rx, Jackhammer LLC. reserves all rights. All disputes and subsequent decisions by Management are final and binding.

In order to collect any Bad Beat Jackpot payout, proper ID will be required.

Payouts of the Bad Beat Jackpot are as follows:

When only one losing hand is eligible:

  • 70% of the jackpot will be awarded to the Bad Beat hand (losing player);
  • 30% of the jackpot will be awarded to the winner of the hand;

When two losing hands are eligible:

  • 50% of the jackpot will be awarded to the best losing hand;
  • 30% of the jackpot will be awarded to the 2nd best losing hand;
  • 20% of the jackpot will be awarded to the winning hand;

When three losing hands are eligible:

  • 40% of the jackpot will be awarded to the best losing hand;
  • 30% of the jackpot will be awarded to the 2nd best losing hand;
  • 20% of the jackpot will be awarded to the 3rd best losing hand;
  • 10% of the jackpot will be awarded to the winning hand;

The Bad Beat Jackpot will increase $1 after the completion of every tournament if it has not been claimed. If the Bad Beat Jackpot reaches $300 before being awarded, the Bad Beat Jackpot will be capped and remain eligible for any player to win.

Bad Beat Jackpots will be paid out in no less than seven business days. Driver’s license or proper identification will be required to claim the Jackpot.

Once Tournament Directors have verified the Bad Beat Jackpot requirements have been satisfied, a photo will be taken of players involved in the hand for verification purposes and/ or posted on Poker Rx accounts.