Ongoing Event

Come Play the Easiest Bad Beat in the State


  • Texas Hold’em games that take the promo dollar are exclusively eligible for the Bad Beat.
  • Bad Beat means a qualifying poker hand that is beaten by a higher ranking hand.
  • The pot must be at least $15 to qualify for the Bad Beat.
  • A Bad Beat dollar will be taken when the pot reaches $15.00 and a second Bad Beat dollar will be taken at $30.00.
  • Full rake must be in effect.
  • A minimum of four players must be dealt in at the start of the hand to qualify.
  • A pocket pair for four of a kind is required to qualify.
  • Both cards in the hand must be used for straight flushes to
  • Payouts of the Bad Beat are as follows:
    • 50% of the Bad Beat Jackpot will be awarded to the Bad Beat hand (losing hand).
    • 25% of the Bad Beat Jackpot will be awarded to the winner of the hand.
    • 25% of the Bad Beat Jackpot will be awarded equally amongst the players on the game who received cards at the beginning of the hand and are present during the deal.
  • The hand must go to a showdown in order to qualify for the Bad Beat and eligible hands must be turned face up on the table.
  • If there are more than two hands that qualify for the jackpot within one hand, then the two highest hands will be considered for the winner and loser shares of the Bad Beat.
  • If two Bad Beats hit at the same time on two or more tables, surveillance will review the see which hand “started” first. If they started at the exact same time all payouts will be divided equally and all tables will be paid.

The Bad Beat Jackpot may be void in the event of the following:

  • Too many or too few burn cards.
  • Fouled Deck or too many or too few cards.
  • Cards dealt out of sequence.
  • Cards having left the clear view of the table.
  • Players must play their hands independently. Any discussion of the prize during the playing of the hand may void qualification for the prize. If any player, whether directly or indirectly involved in the hand, passes information or instructs another on how to act or reveals his/her hand to other players, the Bad Beat may be disqualified.
  • The appropriate paperwork must be filled out to receive a payout. A valid I.D. is required.
  • Anyone who qualifies for a payout that doesn’t provide the proper identification within a reasonable amount of time (7 days) will not receive a payout and their portion will go back to the promotional money
  • Management reserves the right to verify eligibility of all qualifying hands. There may be no recourse if the cards are mucked before surveillance was able to verify the hands and the community cards.

Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament, promotion or drawing at any time.  Gaming promotion rules require JBCGC approval (MICS 543.12(b)).  Any changes to a gaming promotion are not valid unless JBCGC approves the change.  Any deviation from approved rules governing the gaming promotion will result in license suspension up to and/or fines.