Thanks to the internet and the natural development and evolution of online poker, every poker enthusiast is sure to eventually play enough hands to experience some very bad luck. How many times do we see our near invincible hand lose on the river to a long, long shot? (too many…). While bad beats can be demoralising, we should be able to see the funny side and put them down to simply being part of the game.
Thanks to the Bad Beat Jackpot it’s possible to earn money from the ultimate in bad beats – even someone else’s. When a big hand (minimum 2222) loses to an even bigger hand, the jackpot is paid out on multiple levels. The ‘loser’ (the bad beat winner) receives the biggest share of the booty but anyone who has paid the 2 cents to opt in is also a winner – it’s not even necessary to be playing at the same table as the jackpot hand, merely the same stakes.
This week, for example, the jackpot was hit on a €100 max table, four of a kind, 4444, ‘losing’ to four aces, when the jackpot had reached €13233.59…
You’ve got to be in it to win it, so to be in with a chance of making a profit from poor fortune for a change, opt in by simply clicking on the BB icon.
Thanks to the success of the new Bad Beat Jackpot, with a lower ‘winning’ hand threshold, more frequent wins and a well distributed prize pool, another jackpot that promises to be great fun is the Flush Royale progressive jackpot. This revolves around a nightly multi-table rebuy tournament (with a buy-in of only €3+0.30) so that, as well as gunning for the jackpot as we hunt for a royal flush, everyone is also in the running for the prize money paid out to the top finishers. At least with two bites at quite different cherries we know that even if we’re nursing a short stack there’s still a chance to pocket – or earn a share of – the jackpot.
The quest for poker’s best, magical hand starts every night at 9pm UK time, and the aim of the game is to show down a Royal Flush, of any suit, using both hole cards. Manage this, and you win a share of the Flush Royale progressive jackpot.
Here’s how it works: 50% of the entry, rebuy and add-on fees goes towards the jackpot to keep it ticking along until it is hit, at which point the payout consists of 50% to the player making the Royal Flush, 25% split between the rest of the players at the table and the remaining 25% seeding the next jackpot.
Of course we need to remember that as well as keeping our fingers crossed that Lady Luck helps us find a royal flush (or at least that we’re sitting at the table where the jackpot is triggered), we’re also playing in a tournament, although we could do worse than invest some of our chips in any suited cards 10 or over.
Good luck at the Flush Royale tables!
Angus Dunnington (AngusD at the tables)
32Red Poker Ambassador
WiseGuys, which rewards winners with over €2500 in free chips every month, has been broadened so that there are now three quite different categories at which to have a bash, namely Cash, Sit n Go and Multi-table tournaments (MTT). Regardless of your favourite format there will be a leaderboard to fight your way up, and the fact that prizes are on offer regularly means that we’re always in with a chance of pocketing a useful cash bonus for our efforts.
Cash games on WiseGuys is run on a daily basis, with the top three cash earners netting themselves €50, €30 and €20 respectively in free chips! All we need to be eligible to win one of these gold, silver and bronze prizes is to earn 500 Redbacks during the relevant 24-hour period (note that 500 Redbacks earned exclusively in each format are required for eligibility on a specific leaderboard). Of course having seven opportunities each week (instead of the former, weekly format) to find ourselves on the leaderboard affords us the flexibility of suffering losing days – even disasters – yet nevertheless starting on a level footing with everyone else in a brand new race as soon as midnight chimes.
The WiseGuys Sit n Go leaderboard runs on a weekly basis, so the rewards are higher, with €150, €100 and €50 going to the three players with the highest profits through the week.
Multi-table tournaments being a little more difficult to get into the money, the WiseGuys MTT category gives 32Red Poker’s MTT fans a whole month to build a successful leaderboard campaign, with the Gold, Silver and Bronze rewards being €250, €150 and €100 in chips respectively.
Good luck at the tables, whether they are Cash, Sit n Go or MTTs, and don’t forget to check your progress by visiting the leaderboards, which are updated hourly at www.32redpoker.com/promotions/wiseGuys-leaderboards.html
Very few things in life can’t be tweaked to our advantage and, as exciting as the Bad Beat Jackpot has been at 32Red Poker, the latest version, which comes into effect today, promises to put smiles on more faces and thus make our quest all the more promising when hunting down the elusive ‘losing’ jackpot hand at the Bad Beat tables.
Whereas we have been used to the only recipients of the jackpot being those at the actual table where the hand was finally played (where the minimum blinds were €0.50/€1), the all-new Bad Beat Jackpot enables players sitting at any of the €0.10/€0.20 or higher special Hold’em tables a chance of poker riches, just by virtue of opting in!
And opting in is done simply by clicking the Bad Beat icon found at the bottom right of every qualifying table. After that we contribute 2 cents per hand toward the jackpot and (the point…) everyone opted in at their particular stake is then eligible to win a piece of the jackpot when the hand finally does appear somewhere.
As for hand criteria, there is good news here, too, as the losing hand, which used to have to contain four of a kind 8s or better, has now been downsized to a lower four of a kind 2s or better. And the jackpot hits even if those involved in the actual Bad Beat aren’t opted in!
Now that the action is going to hot up considerably on the Bad Beat tables as everyone will be going with any pair, we might as well acquaint ourselves with how the jackpot is distributed. In order to keep the ball rolling, 20% of the total is used to ‘seed’ the new jackpot, so the remaining 80% is shared out as follows:
- 40% goes to the Bad Beat Jackpot winner (i.e. the player with the losing hand at showdown)
- 20% goes to the player with the winning hand
- 10% is shared between the remaining players at the table triggering the jackpot
- 10% is shared between the players at the same stakes!
Click here for more information and good luck at the Bad Beat Jackpot tables!
Congratulations to THExROCKER for winning our last Poker Quiz! (click here for details).
Welcome to 32Red’s regularly updated Poker Quiz section where we ask you all sorts of poker questions and all you have to do is answer them correctly to enter our draw for free cash prizes & tournament tickets!
Are you ready?
Predict 32Red’s next Bad Beat Jackpot amount and win €50!
Click here to view our current Bad Beat Jackpot amount!
Post your answers below and whoever comes closest to the Bad Beat Jackpot amount when it next hits will receive a FREE poker chip worth €50 to play at 32Red Poker. Note that only a player’s first answer will count.
Here are the current Jackpots waiting for you at 32Red Poker!
- The Bad Beat Jackpot is €50,000 (click here)
- The MTT Jackpot is €20,000 (click here)
- Mega Moolah is 1,246,819.00
- Major Millions is 1,402,163.00
- Cash Splash is 31,288.00
We are thrilled to announce that the our Bad Beat Jackpot has been hit, yet again!
The jackpot amount stood at €97,843.51 when it was hit and the winning hand saw four-of-a-kind Aces beat four-of-a-kind Kings, here’s a quick glimpse of the final showdown:
6 players were lucky enough to have been dealt cards in hand number 4132780628 and receive a share of the winnings but it was ultimately iryuuhin and hahaLOLhaha who took the biggest slice of the cake when they clashed in the showdown with Quad Aces and Quad Kings. A total of €68,490.46 was paid out to the players in jackpot prizes while €19,568.70 was left to seed the next Bad Beat Jackpot. 32Red’s current Bad Beat Jackpot now stands at over €21,000.00.
Bad Beat Jackpot Winners!
Here at 32Red Poker we like to keep a record of all the Bad Beat Jackpots we’ve paid out over the years. Did you know that we had paid out a total of 28 Bad Beat Jackpots since Dec 2005, and over $4.7m in jackpot prizes? Click here to find out more about all our past BadBeat Jackpots.
Here are the current Jackpots waiting for you at 32Red Poker!
- The Bad Beat Jackpot is €80,500 (click here)
- The MTT Jackpot is €20,000 (click here)
- Mega Moolah is 3,841,000
- Major Millions is 1,361,150
- Cash Splash is 39,140
If you’re depositing for the first time don’t forget to take advantage of our $1,000 Welcome Bonus whilst enjoying 30% Instant Rakeback. If you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our 24-hour Player Support team via Live Chat, Email or Telephone – we’re always happy to help
Unless for the last few days you’ve been living in a cave (or at least one that doesn’t have internet) you’ll be aware of certain online poker rooms with customers from the US having massive problems, which in turn has proved very bad news for the players on those sites.
Fortunately, 32Red has for years not accepted US players and thus has avoided any such catastrophe for themselves or their players, and I must say, as a 32Red veteran, it is the excellent security provided by 32Red that I try to emphasise to new players when recommending they join. It’s not for nothing that 32Red has such a solid and reliable reputation in this regard. The recent blowouts of hitherto big name online poker rooms should serve as a reminder that the guarantee of playing on a secure, well-grounded site – as opposed to those that fly, in reckless Icarus fashion, too close to the sun – is an imperative when choosing where to enjoy your poker time.
So it’s not all bad news for poker players. In fact for some (us) it’s very good. To reward its loyal players 32Red has introduced a whole smorgasbord of generous promotions. These will appeal to all sorts of players, but the most outstanding is the new and exclusive Rakeback Boost promotion which has just started and will run until 31st July. This gives players the opportunity to earn up to 50% rakeback thanks to a weekly bonus on top of the juicy 30% already available. Every week, rake between €250 and €499 from Monday to Sunday to earn an additional 10% rakeback, added to your account on Monday! And if you rake €500+ from Monday to Sunday there’ll be an additional 20% rakeback added.
As well as this bonus rakeback 32Red is also rolling out the following promotions:
- $200,000 added to the Bad Beat Jackpot (currently over $270,000 and rising…).
- Main event of the Easter Festival increased to €750K.
- Magic Hands promotion now runs until end of April.
- €2,500 ‘New Player’ Freerolls (weekly, no deposit required), click here.
- €2,500 Added ‘New Player’ Turbo Tournaments (weekly, €1 buy-in), click here.
I hope you continue to enjoy poker in 32Red’s safe hands.
Good luck at the tables!
Alias 4447470 claimed the BadBeat Jackpot this morning at 6:06 am (UK time) on hand number 3772321020, while the Jackpot stood at a record-breaking $558,296.27. It all happened on the BadBeat table ‘BadBeat Jackpot 60′ when 4447470, with quad 10’s and epohon, with a Royal Flush of clubs met at the showdown to reveal the BadBeat. Other participating winners also claimed whopping amounts from the BadBeat Jackpot.
Here are the results:
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The next BadBeat Jackpot was seeded with $111,659.25.
Click here to see past BadBeat Jackpots and Winners…