Bad Beat Jackpot:TBA

What is the Bad Beat Jackpot?

PlayNow.com is proud to announce our Bad Beat Jackpot. Where we make a Losing Hand the biggest Winning Hand you'll ever play!

Win by playing on our Bad Beat Jackpot tables. If you lose with a hand of Four of a Kind Eights, or better, you win!

We collect 50 cents from the pot of every raked hand played on our Bad Beat Jackpot tables. So the more you play, the bigger the pay-out.

Win more on Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday we're putting more cash on the Bad Beat Jackpot table! From 1:00 AM PT/3:00 AM CT – 12:59:59 AM PT/02:59:59 AM CT the Bad Beat Jackpot will be enhanced by an amount that could reach $100,000!

Bad Beat Prize Amount Amount Added by PlayNow.com
$99,999.99 or less $25,000
$100,000 to $299,999.99 $50,000
$300,000 or more $100,000

How to Qualify

  • Play at one of our Bad Beat Jackpot tables marked with this symbol: bad beat icon
  • Four or more players must be dealt into the hand
  • Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot
  • The hand must go to showdown
  • The losing hand must contain Four of a Kind Eights, or better
  • The best hand for both the winner and the loser must include their two hole cards.
    • In the case of Four of a Kind, the hole cards must be a pocket pair.
  • The hand must be raked and the jackpot contribution must be collected in order for the hand to qualify for a Bad Beat Jackpot
  • The two highest hands will be considered for the jackpot if there are two or more hands that qualify for the jackpot, with the highest hand being the winning hand (the winner) and the second highest hand winning the jackpot (the loser of the hand)
  • In the event there are two claims on the jackpot, from different tables, at approximately the same time; the hand that finishes first will be awarded the jackpot. The end timestamp of the hand will decide which hand finished first. The jackpot will then be re-seeded and that jackpot awarded to the second hand.
  • Revealing cards to any other player or any discussion of the hands in play will disqualify the hand from any Jackpot payments.

How the Bad Beat Jackpot is Shared

Distribution of Jackpot

Recipient % of the total jackpot awarded
Bad Beat Jackpot 70%
Seed New Jackpot 20%
Network Promotional Fund 10%
Total 100%
Recipient % of the total jackpot awarded
Player with the losing hand (Bad beat hand) 50%
Player with the winning hand (Highest-ranking hand) 25%
All other players dealt cards on that table split* 25%
Total 100%

* Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot

Micro Bad Beat Jackpot:TBA

What is the Micro Bad Beat Jackpot?

The PlayNow.com Micro Bad Beat Jackpot gives players another way to get beat and get paid.

Find the current Micro Bad Beat on PlayNow.com or in the Poker client lobby:

Micro Bad Beat Jackpot in the poker client

Win by playing on our Micro Bad Beat Jackpot tables. If the losing hand is Four of a Kind Twos, or better, it will win the Micro Bad Beat Jackpot!

2 cents is collected from the pot of every raked hand played on the Micro Bad Beat Jackpot tables.

How to Qualify

  • Play at one of our Micro Bad Beat Jackpot tables marked with this symbol: micro bad beat icon
  • Four or more players must be dealt into the hand
  • Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot
  • The hand must go to showdown
  • The losing hand must contain Four of a Kind Twos, or better
  • The best hand for both the winner and the loser must include their two hole cards.
    • In the case of Four of a Kind, the hole cards must be a pocket pair.
  • The hand must be raked and the jackpot contribution must be collected in order for the hand to qualify for a Micro Bad Beat Jackpot.
  • The two highest hands will be considered for the jackpot if there are two or more hands that qualify for the jackpot, with the highest hand being the winning hand (the winner) and the second highest hand winning the jackpot (the loser of the hand).
  • In the event there are two claims on the jackpot, from different tables, at approximately the same time; the hand that finishes first will be awarded the jackpot. The end timestamp of the hand will decide which hand finished first. The jackpot will then be re-seeded and that jackpot awarded to the second hand.
  • Revealing cards to any other player or any discussion of the hands in play will disqualify the hand from any Jackpot payments.

How the Micro Bad Beat Jackpot is Shared

* Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot.

How the Micro Bad Beat Jackpot is Shared

Distribution of Jackpot

Recipient % of the total jackpot awarded
Bad Beat Jackpot 70%
Seed New Jackpot 20%
Network Promotional Fund 10%
Total 100%
Recipient % of the total jackpot awarded
Player with the losing hand (Bad beat hand) 50%
Player with the winning hand (Highest-ranking hand) 25%
All other players dealt cards on that table split* 25%
Total 100%

* Players sitting out do not qualify for the jackpot