Absolute Record For Bad Beat

Absolute Record For Bad Beat

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Online poker site AbsolutePoker.com has announced that the prize pool for its new Bad Beat Jackpot game has set another record by growing beyond $320,000.
Regulated by Canada’s Kahnawake Gaming Commission, AbsolutePoker.

Online poker site AbsolutePoker.com has announced that the prize pool for its new Bad Beat Jackpot game has set another record by growing beyond $320,000.
Regulated by Canada’s Kahnawake Gaming Commission, AbsolutePoker.com said that the previous jackpot had reached $297,287.63 less than one week ago before the victim of the fourth qualifying Bad Beat walked away from the hand with $104,050.68 in cash. Several other players in the Bad Beat hand shared an additional $104,000.
'Somebody call Guinness and Ripley's,' said David Clainer, Vice-President for Absolute Poker. 'We're getting ready to give away an unbelievable amount of cash for a fifth time in less than three weeks and someone's life is about to be dramatically changed forever.'
To help build the jackpot, 50 cents is collected from qualifying hands at Bad Beat Jackpot tables and this will keep growing until someone hits the next qualifying bad beat.
With the jackpot at an all-time high, the next qualifying Bad Beat victim will become the biggest Bad Beat Jackpot winner to date, winning in excess of $112,000.
'This is massive for online poker players everywhere,' said Clainer. 'Everyone's flocking to the Bad Beat tables and playing hands they would normally never play for the chance at winning unfathomable amounts of cash.'



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