BetOnline Bad Beat Jackpot Growing Quickly Once Again

Bad Beat JackpotThe size of the Bad Beat Jackpot at BetOnline is starting to grow quickly again and is being partly driven by the release of a BetOnline Poker mobile app.

In a little over two weeks, the size of the BetOnline Poker Bad Beat Jackpot has grown from around $350,000 to $425,750, implying that it could reach half a million dollars by the end of the month – if it is not won first! Three factors are contributing to the speed at which the Jackpot prize pool is growing – the weekly cash race promotion, the release of a new mobile app, and the size of the Jackpot itself.

The impact of the weekly cash race cannot be underestimated. Every week players compete for a share of a $10,000 prize pool divided between three stake levels. With $500, $1,000 and $2,000 respectively awarded to the winners of each level, and a total of sixty players boosting their bankrolls each week, it is hardly surprising the volume of cash game traffic at BetOnline Poker has grown by almost 25% in a year.

BetOnline Poker Mobile App Makes Games More Accessible

BetOnline Poker launched its mobile app towards the end of last week. The app allows players to compete in cash games, Sit & Go games and multitable tournaments from their Android and Apple devices. Although it has a few glitches still to be ironed out, the response to the release of the new app has been generally favourable as it has enabled a more players to get involved in the action more often.

At present, the mobile app is only available to players with an existing account at BetOnline Poker. New players still have to register an account and fund it from a desktop computer in order to be able to download the BetOnline Poker mobile app. Details of how to create and fund an account to take advantage of an exclusive 200% bonus on first deposits can be found in our BetOnline Poker review.

The Size of the Bad Beat Jackpot Continues to Attract Players

When the BetOnline Poker Bad Beat Jackpot was last won, nine players shared in a prize pool of $391,936. The player suffering the bad beat “ONEnDONE” – who had their Quad Jacks cracked by the Quad Aces of “HslHoff” – picked up $137,177.64 for losing the hand, while “HslHoff” added $68,569.21 to his or her bankroll in addition to the amount he or she won for winning the hand.

The other seven players dealt into the hand were each awarded $9,795.60 for being in the right place at the right time. With the Bad Beat Jackpot now in excess of $425,000, when it is next won each player dealt into the hand will be assured of a minimum of $10,000. It is for this reason that players want to play on the Jackpot tables despite the addition rake that is deducted to grow the Jackpot prize pool.

How to Win the BetOnline Poker Bad Beat Jackpot

The Bad Beat Jackpot is only available on designated NL Texas Hold´em cash tables with blinds of $0.50/$1.00 or higher. In order for the Jackpot to pay out, one player at the table must suffer a bad beat with Quad Jacks or better. Both their hole cards must be included in the losing hand, there must be at least four players dealt into the hand, and the hand must go to showdown.

You do not necessarily have to lose a hand with Quads over Quads in order to win the Bad Beat Jackpot. There have been plenty of Jackpots won at online poker sites with a straight flush over a straight flush; or – as famously happened in the 2008 WSOP Main Event – a Royal Flush over Quad Aces. Watch how the hand between Justin Phillips and Motoyuki Mabuchi played out below:

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