Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot Approaches the Million Dollar Mark

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Absolute Poker announced that their Bad Beat Jackpot has broken its own record of $821,670.69 set in August 2007.

Everyone who plays poker has a bad beat story to tell but this one will take some beating

Where can you find the happiest Texas Hold'em players? Absolute Poker is the likely answer as today they announced that their Bad Beat Jackpot has broken its own record of $821,670.69 set in August 2007.

This jackpot shattered all industry records, including the largest Bad Beat Jackpot record of $739,621 previously held by Party Poker. But the big question everyone is asking now is whether the AP jackpot will reach the million dollar mark before someone wins it?

"Everyone who plays poker has a bad beat story to tell but this one will take some beating," said a spokesman from Absolute Poker.

Absolute Poker introduced Bad Beat Jackpot to its lineup of online poker games in June 2007. Since then, Absolute Poker has become one of the most popular destinations for players looking to grab a piece of the multi-million dollar Bad Beat Jackpot pie.

Bad Beat Jackpot is just like regular Texas Hold'em but with an added twist. When seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table, if a player loses a Texas Hold'em hand holding four 8s or anything better, they'll win a large piece of the Bad Beat Jackpot.

To help the jackpot build, $0.50 is collected from qualifying hands at Bad Beat Jackpot tables. The jackpot keeps growing until someone hits a qualifying bad beat, at which time a large percentage of it is distributed among the bad beat victim and the participants in the online poker hand. The next player to lose a hand holding four 8s or anything better will win a large piece of the new jackpot. The participants in the bad beat hand will also share in the jackpot.

Full details can be found at http://www.absolutepoker.com.

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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