Tuesday March 19,2013 : BETVICTOR LAUNCHES SUBSTANTIAL BAD BEAT JACKPOT
Company claims record-breaking industry leading prize pool
The new BetVictor Poker Bad Beat Jackpot gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday) with a whopping Euro 921,603 prize pool.
According to a company statement, the Jackpot, suspended earlier this month to enable a number of changes, will now be more easily won and will benefit a larger quantity of people when it is hit.
Players wanting to participate in the jackpot have to use a new opt-in option available at all cash tables above Euro .10c and Euro .20c. Once opted in, they will contribute 2c to the jackpot for each hand played.
The new qualifying hand has been reduced to four-of-a-kind twos from four-of-a-kind eights. When it does hit, 10 percent of the Jackpot will be shared out amongst all opted-in players at the stakes at which it is won. Currently that means that over Euro 90,000 will be shared among opted-in players at the same stakes.
Head of poker at BetVictor, Andy Horne, said, "We're delighted to be able to launch the all new Bad Beat Jackpot with an industry-record breaking prize pool of over Euro 920,000.
"Will it reach EUR1 million? Who knows! The changes mean it will be won more often and by more people now. The current Jackpot will see over Euro 90,000 paid out to opted in players playing at the same stake as the winner so even if you're not at the table where it hits you can share in the good fortune and that's no bad beat!"