BBJ Won but Traffic Continues to Flow to BetOnline Poker

Bad Beat Jackpot at BetOnline PokerIf you are looking for around the clock action, traffic is flowing to BetOnline Poker despite the Bad Beat Jackpot of nearly $400,000 being won recently.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a news item informing players that the Bad Beat Jackpot at BetOnline had grown to [geolink href=””]more than $350,000[/geolink]. Just five days later, “ONEnDone” had his Quad Jacks cracked by the Quad Aces of “HslHoff”, and the nine players seated around the table each won a share of the massive $391,936 jackpot.

Often after a Bad Beat Jackpot is won, the volume of cash game traffic tends to decline. However, in the case of BetOnline Poker, the number of players visiting the site is continuing to grow – last night peaking at almost 1,200 players. There are two possible reasons to explain this – the Weekly Cash Race and the BetOnline Poker bonus.

ONEnDONE Loses the Hand of his Life

The Bad Beat Jackpot was won at a $0.50/$1.00 full ring table. Player “HslHoff” ({A♥} {A♣}) was the first to act in the pre-flop betting and raised by a standard 3BBs. “ONEnDone” ({J♦} {J♠}) called in the Small Blind and everybody else folded.  The flop of {A♦} {J♣} {J♥} was a fairly healthy one for both players and could have started fireworks, but both checked their hands.

The Turn card {10♥} prompted “ONEnDONE” to bet $3.26 into the pot. ”HslHoff” called the bet, and called again when “ONEnDONE” shoved his remaining chip stake of $88.38 into the pot following the River card {A♠}. When the cards went on their backs, “ONEnDONE” had flopped Quad Jacks, while “HslHoff” had rivered Quad Aces.

Despite losing the hand, “ONEnDONE” collected $137,177.64 for winning the Bad Beat Jackpot. “HslHoff” won the pot and $68,569.21, and the other seven players seated at the table each collected $9,795.60. The remaining $117,620 went to seed the new Bad Beat Jackpot – a figure that has already increased to $176,710 following another action-packed weekend at BetOnline Poker.

Jackpot Winners Cashing in the Cash Race as Well

A share of the Bad Beat Jackpot was not the only free cash some of players in the jackpot hand picked up last week. Due to their volume of action, several also finished in the money in the BetOnline weekly cash race – a leaderboard competition that pays out $10,000 each week to the top twenty players in each of three tiers.

The three tiers are for games with blinds up to $0.50/$1.00 (Bronze), games with blinds from $1.00/$2.00 to $2.00/$4.00 (Silver), and games with blinds of $3.00/$6.00 and higher (Gold), and they have prize pools of $1,420 (Bronze), $2,860 (Silver) and $5,720 (Gold) respectively. There is no opt-in requirement or restriction on the number of leaderboards a player can cash in.

Positions in the leaderboard competition are determined by the Comp Points that players earn for contributing to the rake deducted from cash games of NL Hold´em and PL Omaha. Comp Points are awarded at the rate of 100 points per $1.00 contributed to the rake, and three points are awarded towards a player´s position on the leaderboard for every 100 Comp Points earned.

The BetOnline Poker Bonus

Comp Points are also used as the currency for clearing the BetOnline Poker bonus for first time deposits. The bonus offered by the site is a 100% match on first deposits of between $50 and $2,500. However, players looking for around the clock action can follow my link to BetOnline Poker and use the bonus code [bonuscode room=”betonlinepoker”] to qualify for a 200% match on first deposits up to $2,500 (deposit $1,250 to qualify for a $2,500 poker bonus).

Details of how to clear the bonus can be found in my [geolink href=””]BetOnline Poker review[/geolink] along with plenty of other reasons to play at the site; although possibly one of the best reasons for getting involved in the action at BetOnline Poker is the Bad Beat Jackpot. The last jackpot took almost two months to be won. Will it take so long next time? Will you be in the right place at the right time to share in a massive prize pool? Only if you play at BetOnline Poker!

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Jacqueline Packett
Jacqueline Packett