flotsamnjetsam wrote: TheRawDAWG wrote: flotsamnjetsam wrote: WickedSmaat wrote:
flotsamnjetsam wrote:I've lost to a straight flush when I had 4 of a kind. You can lose a straight flush to a higher straight flush. That's poker.
Another reason you should play live poker. Most B&M poker rooms have a jackpot for that, the one I play at hits big most of the time, over $100k paid out....
I'm not sure what you mean about that Wicked. Only played poker in a casino once. Can you explain?
Some places, even online, have jackpots if you lose with a 4 of a kind or higher. And since it's very unlikely that you will ever lose with 4 of a kind the jackpots get very high most of the time.
This is how the bad-beat jackpot works in Harrah's New Orleans:
For each hand played at a particular game (Texas Hold'Em, for instance), the casino puts a certain amount of money into the bad beat jackpot. The jackpot accumulates over time, so it can get very large at times. It is paid out when a hold 'em hand of Aces full of tens (or better) gets beaten. Both hole cards must play for the winning and losing hands.
The payout is this:
1/2 of the jackpot amount to the losing hand
1/4 of the jackpot amount to the winning hand (in addition to whatever was in the pot)
1/4 of the jackpot amount is split up among the remaining players that were dealt cards to start the hand
There were some other rules that qualified the hand (things like minimum pot sizes and I think minimum numbers of players).