The Bad Beat is a promotion when a specific ranked hand loses to a higher ranked hand. In this promotion, each day the Bad Beat gets easier to win and grows by $1,000 per day until someone wins! Additionally, any member who is checked in at a seat (Excluding the Table which wins the Bad Beat) will win $100 when the Bad Beat is won! Below are the rules to qualify:

 

o     The Bad Beat Jackpot only applies to Limit and No Limit Texas Hold’Em cash games. All other games are excluded.

  • Bomb Pots and Multiple Board Games do not qualify.
    • However, the Bad Beat WILL qualify on the natural board when “Running it multiple times”.
  • The hand to beat will be posted and updated each day at Noon. In the event the hand is not updated properly or in time, the hand which was scheduled for that day and time will still be the hand to beat. Each day the qualifier is reduced to the next lowest ranked hand, without considering “Kickers”. For example, a Queen High Straight Flush will be reduced to a Jack High Straight Flush, Quad 5’s will be reduced to Quad 4’s, and Full House Aces full of Kings will be reduced to Aces full of Queens.
  • The two-hole cards from the winner’s hand and the two-hole cards from the loser’s hand must all be in play as part of each player’s best five card hand.
    • If four of a kind, it must include a pocket pair (two cards of the same rank, I.E., 10-10).
    • A player who loses with Four-of-a-Kind or better MUST lose to a Straight Flush or better.
      • However, if the current minimum qualifier is a Full House or less, the Four-of-a-Kind only needs to lose to another Four-of-a-Kind or better.
    • A player who loses with a Full House must lose to Four-of-a-Kind or better.
    • Full Houses must have a pocket pair as their hole cards to qualify: For example, if a player has A-8 as their hole cards, then that player does not qualify for the bad beat. They would need AA or 88 as their hole cards instead.
  • There must be 5 or more players dealt into the Bad Beat Hand. A player missing a blind will be dealt out and not considered one of the 5 players.
  • There must be a total of 10 Big Blinds in the pot upon showdown.
    • Players must play their hands independently and cannot collude in order to chase the Bad Beat Jackpot
    • Exposing the contents of a player’s hole cards, whether visually or verbally, may disqualify that hand from the Bad Beat.
  • The hand must go to showdown.
  • Given this is a Multi Club Promotion, the exact time the last hand is tabled will be used to determine the winner. In the event this is inconclusive as to which table was completed first, the jackpot amount will be split evenly amongst those clubs and hands.
  • The Bad Beat Jackpot is paid out in the following percentages: 50% to the loser of the hand; 30% to the winner of the hand; 20% divided among the rest of the active players at the table. Additionally, $100 will be awarded to EVERY active player in ANY Texas Card House Location at the time of the Bad Beat, including NON Hold’Em games.
  • An ‘active player’ is a player participating in a live cash or tournament table during the time of the Bad Beat hand who has not missed a blind.
  • In the event there are 2 or more qualifying losing hands at the same table in the same hand, the 50% losing payout will be split evenly between the qualifying losing hands.
  • All Bad Beat Hands will be reviewed and verified before declaring a winner. Additionally, after any Bad Beat Hand, the deck will be recreated to ensure there was not a fouled deck. If a fouled deck is discovered, this may void the Bad Beat.
  • The Bad Beat Jackpot is not stored as cash on the premises of Texas Card House and will be paid within 5 business days of the qualifying hand.
  • Any qualified recipient of the Jackpot must be able to present a valid government issued identification to receive his or her Jackpot payment and will be issued either a 1099 or W2G, or any other applicable tax documentation for their winnings.
  • Any violation of these rules could result in the voiding of the Bad Beat Jackpot.
  • Management reserves the right to alter or cancel this promotion at any time with or without warning.