Bad Beat Jackpot at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker Skyrockets to Over $700,000 with Launch of CEREUS

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More players at more tables will mean higher frequency of large Bad Beat Jackpots

Cereus: The Next Generation of Poker Platforms

Just one day after the CEREUS poker network launched to become one of the top three largest online poker communities, players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are already reaping the rewards.

Thanks to a significantly expanded player base, the Bad Beat Jackpot at both sites has already soared to over $700,000. With more players seated at more tables hoping to cash in on their next big losing hand, that number could hit well over $1,000,000 by this weekend.

Bad Beat Jackpot is just like traditional Texas Hold'em poker with an added jackpot component. In addition to rake, $0.50 is collected from qualifying poker hands and placed into a constantly growing pot until someone hits the jackpot.

When an online poker player loses a hand with four 8s or anything better, 65% of the jackpot is divided among Bad Beat Jackpot players (25% remains in the pot for the next jackpot and 10% is dedicated towards administrative fees). All players seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table featuring the same limit and game type as where the bad beat occurred also win a piece of the jackpot.

Sky-high Bad Beat Jackpots aren't uncommon at either online poker site--players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker have both witnessed a number of popped jackpots near the million-dollar mark--but with CEREUS, Texas Hold'em players can look forward to much larger jackpots, more often.

On Tuesday, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker announced that they had completed their transition to the CEREUS Poker Network, offering online poker players a host of new features and promising bigger tournaments, hotter promotions, and higher Bad Beat Jackpots.

Full details on UltimateBet and Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot game can be found at ultimatebet.com and absolutepoker.com.

About UltimateBet
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world - Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke - UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net through the CEREUS poker network. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and 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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