BetOnline’s Bad Beat Jackpot Triggered After Almost Hitting $1 Million!

Bad Beat Jackpot at BetOnline PokerThe Bad Beat Jackpot prize pool at had nearly crossed the ONE MILLION DOLLAR mark before finally being hit on January 7th, 2018.

Life-changing money was doled out just in time to celebrate the New Year at, one of the world’s leading online poker sites.

How much life-changing money you ask?

Nearly $600,000!

And that figure was just the amount dispersed to the players at the table where the Bad Beat Jackpot was FINALLY taken down this past weekend!

In what had been a wild last couple of months at, it was unclear whether the Bad Beat Jackpot was EVER going to be won by some lucky player.

The total pot had swelled to almost one million dollars by the time the eventual bad beat hand would be dealt, which happened to be this past weekend at a short-handed $1/$2 table.

There were only 4 active players involved in the BBJ hand itself, with only 2 of them actually going to showdown during the historic hand.

As you’ll see from the hand history below, it was quite a hand from start to finish, eventually ending with a river shove and insta-call that triggered one of the richest Bad Beat Jackpots in history!

How The Bad Beat Jackpot Was FINALLY Won

This is the exact hand history that was pulled for the winning Bad Beat on January 7th, 2018. There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that this hand was headed for an all-in the second the flop delivered not just the top set of Jacks, but also a made hand in a straight flush for the other player involved.

Here’s how the betting went down on each street and final prize allocations were distributed after the board ran out the way it did:

#256176739: Texas Hold’em NL ($1/$2 USD) – 2018/01/07 20:04:26 UTC
Table ‘BAD BEAT JACKPOT $1/$2 – 6 Seater #1710’ Seat #1 is the button

Seat 1: pokerplayer4ever ($207.39 in chips)
Seat 2: matter1734 ($200 in chips)
Seat 4: shara02 ($215.67 in chips)

Seat 5: Tyrant ($200 in chips)
Seat 0: (seven) ($80 in chips) (SitOut)
Seat 3: Bimaxa ($200 in chips) (SitOut)

matter1734: posts small blind $1
shara02: posts big blind $2

*** PREFLOP ***

Tyrant: raises $5
pokerplayer4ever: raises $18
matter1734: folds
shara02: folds
Tyrant: calls $13

*** FLOP *** [card 8d 9d Jd][/card]

Tyrant: checks
pokerplayer4ever: bets $10.17
Tyrant: calls $10.17

*** TURN *** [card 8d 9d Jd][/card] [card 4d][/card]

Tyrant: checks
pokerplayer4ever: checks

 *** RIVER *** [card 8d 9d Jd 4d][/card] [card Jh][/card]

 Tyrant: checks
pokerplayer4ever: bets $179.22 and is all-in
Tyrant: calls $171.83 and is all-in
pokerplayer4ever: uncalled bet $7.39

*** SHOW DOWN ***

pokerplayer4ever: shows [card Qd 10d][/card] (a straight flush, Eight to Queen)
pokerplayer4ever collected $399.50 from main pot
Tyrant: shows [card Js Jc][/card] (four of a kind, Jacks)

Bad Beat Jackpot Hand!

Tyrant has won $273,382.82
pokerplayer4ever has won $149,018.49
matter1734 has won $74,509.25
shara02 has won $74,509.24

*** SUMMARY ***

Total pot $403. | Rake $3. Jackpot fee $0.50.
Board [card 8d 9d Jd 4d Jh][/card]

Does the Bad Beat Jackpot Automatically Reset Itself?

The best part about BetOnline’s BBJ is that it does indeed automatically reset itself once the prior Bad Beat is activated and won. This is because 27.5% of the previous BBJ prizepool goes directly into seeding the brand new one. In this case, that amount was a little over $270,000!

This new pot will most likely eclipse $300k in the next week or two, provided it’s not hit again so soon. On average, it seems that the BBJ on is normally triggered every several months, with this last one actually taking nearly 6 months to finally be awarded!

How Do I Qualify to Play for The Bad Beat Jackpot at

All you have to do to start playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential prizes is [geolink href=””]sign up for an account through our review[/geolink] and fund your account to start playing for real money.

It takes only 1 to 2 minutes to sign up and they have a variety of options you can use to fund your account, [geolink href=””]including Bitcoin[/geolink] (and tons of other comparable cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Litecoin), credit card and a host of other eWallets.

From there, you’ll be able to easily spot the Bad Beat Jackpot tables as they as clearly marked once you login. They can also be filtered out using the advanced lobby filters upon sign in.

These tables are normally raked a little higher than other tables, as the extra rake funds the huge Bad Beat Jackpot numbers that you’ll see draped across the lobby sidebar. Standard limits range from $.50/$1 all the way up to $5/$10 No Limit, which is only spread for Texas Holdem at the moment.

You can also play for the Bad Beat on your favorite mobile device or tablet. BetOnline has some of the best and most sophisticated mobile options in the industry today, so there’s never a need to be wary about playing poker from your smartphone or tablet.

Jacqueline Packett
Jacqueline Packett