Bad Beat Jackpot at Rockets to Over $500,000

There's lots of Bad Beat Jackpot tables now open at a major online poker destination where the Bad Beat Jackpot has topped $500,000. The next player to lose a hand of Texas Hold'em at with four eights or anything better stands to win at least $162,500.

Miami, FL (Marketwire) Monday November 1, 2010 - Something big is in the air at this week. The leading online poker site today confirmed that their Bad Beat Jackpot ("BBJ") has climbed to over $500,000 and online poker players are flocking to the leading online poker site in hopes of striking it rich.

"Another life-altering jackpot is about to be hit at UB's online poker tables, and it's all for a losing hand of cards" stated Annie Duke, UB's Cardroom Consultant. "One lucky Texas Hold'em player is about to win in a day more than most people earn in a year at the office. It's incredible."

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At the HALF A MILLION mark, the loser of the Bad Beat Jackpot hand would stand to take home $162,500. The winner of the hand would walk away with $81,250 and $1,000 goes to each of the players seated at the table where the bad beat occurred, and another $81,250 minus the $1,000 to each of the players at the bad beat table is distributed amongst all players at tables playing the same game type and stakes. As the Bad Beat Jackpot grows, those numbers rise with it.

Observing the live chat at UB's Bad Beat Jackpot tables reveals what online poker players intend to do with the money if they crack the jackpot. Paying off the mortgage, buying a luxury car, putting the kids through college, taking a once-in-a-lifetime overseas trip, and buying a vacation property round out the list of the top five things online poker players would spend their BBJ cash on.

Bad Beat Jackpot is just like traditional Texas Hold'em poker with an added jackpot component. In addition, $0.50 is collected from qualifying poker hands and placed into a constantly growing pot until someone hits the jackpot.

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When an online poker player loses a hand with four eights or anything better while seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table, a percentage of the jackpot is divided among Bad Beat Jackpot players, including those seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table featuring the same limit and game type as where the bad beat occurred.

Complete details on UB's Bad Beat Jackpot offerings are available online at

Players at Absolute Poker, part of the same CEREUS Poker Network that hosts UB, can also play at the Bad Beat Jackpot tables. Visit for more information.


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by Elaine Carter at Poker Room on November 1, 2010

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