Monday March 25,2013 : BETVICTOR BAD BEAT JACKPOT DELIVERS A HAT TRICK
Failure to opt-in leaves a number of players disappointed.
The new BetVictor Poker Bad Beat Jackpot, re-launched on March 19 , has been won three times in just four days the company reports.
On March 19 the Jackpot was triggered at Euro 924,727.51 at a Euro .25/ Euro .50 cent table to which the winner of the bad beat was eligible for an impressive Euro 370,788.79.
However this triggered a bad beat in itself as the winner of the hand hadn't opted in to the Jackpot for his two cent stake and missed out on Euro 184,945.50 which went to seed the next Jackpot. He instead took just Euro 81 from the pot itself.
The two other opted in players at the table were paid Euro 47,134.16 and all other opted in players at the same stake were paid Euro 897.79 for each table at the same stakes at which they were opted in.
Then, on March 21 the Jackpot hit at Euro 377,029 resulting in a monster bad beat as the winner of the bad beat also hadn't opted-in subsequently missing out on Euro 150,811 while the winner of the hand who had opted-in was paid Euro 76,976. One other opted in player at the table was paid Euro 39,273 and all other opted in players at the same stake (Euro 1/Euro 2) were paid Euro 1,571 for each table at the same stake at which they were opted in.
Finally on March 22 the Euro 227,303 Jackpot was again triggered at a Euro 1/ Euro 2 table. The winner of the bad beat had a double whammy as again they had failed to opt-in and missed out on Euro 90,921 while the winner of the hand who was opted-in was paid Euro 45,460 on top of the pot they had scooped.
Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor, said, "What an incredible start to our new Bad Beat Jackpot. We couldn't have written a script as dramatic with the Jackpot paying out three times in four days, winners losing, losers winning and Euro 426,000 going unclaimed.
It really is the definition of ‘you have to be in to win' and we'd encourage all our cash game players to hit the ‘opt in' button or potentially face the bad beat story of a lifetime!"