TigerGaming Bad Beat Jackpot Tops Half a Million Dollars


The Bad Beat Jackpot at TigerGaming has broken through the half-million dollar barrier with the current sum waiting to be won sat at more than $506,000. Should the jackpot, which has no upper limit to what it can grow to, get hit right now, it will be the third-largest bad beat jackpot win since TigerGaming created the popular ongoing promotion.

The largest win from the Bad Beat Jackpot weighs in at an impressive $229,350, which is what “Catfancy” had added to their TigerGaming account on May 24. The player known as “5 Fives” won $151,711 on Jul. 21 and “ONEnDONE” took home $137,177 when the very first jackpot was triggered on Feb. 9 this year.

Jackpot Payout Structure

With the current jackpot standing at slightly more than $506,000, if you were to trigger it now, you would secure a cool $139,179 while the person who put the bad beat on you would win $75,916. This is because TigerGaming shares the jackpot with the winner and loser of the hand, the other players dealt into the jackpot hand, and everyone else seated at Bad Beat Jackpot tables at the time the jackpot is hit.

  • 27.5 percent of the bonus is given to the player who had the bad beat (the loser of the hand)
  • 15 percent is given to the winner of the hand
  • 15 percent is split evenly among the other players at the table where the bad beat happened
  • 5 percent is given to all other players on Bad Beat tables
  • 27.5 percent is used to reseed the jackpot
  • 10 percent is for administrative costs

How to Qualify

The only way to be in with a chance of winning a slice of the bad beat jackpot is to play on TigerGaming’s Bad Beat Jackpot tables. You can find these in the lobby with a star next to their table name. Once you are seated at one of the jackpot tables, the game plays exactly as you would expect but there is $0.10 per $4 in the pot removed from the table, up to a maximum of $5, which is used to build the jackpot.

To trigger the jackpot, a player must lose with four-of-a-kind jacks or better, there must be at least four players dealt into the hand and both the person enduring the bad beat and the person giving it must use both hole cards. Also, the hand must go to showdown. If these criteria are met, the jackpot is triggered and the cash awarded to all eligible players.

Download the TigerGaming software via PokerNews today and you can claim a bonus of up to $2,500 when you make your first deposit at the site. Make a deposit of at least $50 and then send an email to [email protected] with “NEWTG” in the subject line and the kind folks at TigerGaming will reward you with a bonus that is 100 percent of your initial deposit amount up to a maximum of $2,500.

All you need to do then is head to the Bad Beat Jackpot tables and hope that Lady Luck is on your side.

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