Two Bad Beat Jackpots Hit Five Days Apart At Playground Poker Club, Awarding Over $231K to Players

Share Article

Less than five days apart, cash game players at Playground Poker Club reaped the benefits of not one, but two Bad Beat Jackpots hitting, awarding players over $231,000 in cash.

The term “bad beat” in poker can be best described when a player, who has what appears to be a strong hand, inevitably loses to an opponent who held a weaker hand but made it stronger, even though the odds were against him. The term can also used when an incredibly powerful hand loses to an even stronger one, for example, four aces losing to a straight flush.

Bad Beat Jackpots have been put in place by poker rooms and casinos all over the world and were specifically designed to reward those unlucky players who lose a hand (and typically a large amount of chips) due to a bad beat.

According to players all across Canada, Playground Poker Club has one of the best Bad Beat Jackpots in all of North America and it just got better. Unlike most Bad Beat Jackpots that start off at $0 and progressively get bigger over time, Playground has recently started resetting its BBJ at a whopping $100,000.

In the early afternoon of February 16, after climbing up over $131,000, the BBJ hit and every cash game player at the club got a piece of the action. The player with the losing hand on the bad beat table walked away with $52,457 (40% of the BBJ while the player with the winning hand took home $26,235 (20% of the BBJ). The remaining players at the table were awarded with $4372, while all the other players in the club who were seated at a cash game table pocketed $750 each – just for being in the room!

If the news of the February 16th BBJ hitting wasn’t big enough, less than five days later in the early morning of February 21st, the BBJ hit once again leaving Playground Poker Club to dish out another $100,000 to all its cash game players!

Statistically, the Bad Beat Jackpot can hit once in every 75,000 hands and like most jackpots, there are rules, regulations and specific conditions that need to be met in order for those winning/losing hands to qualify for the BBJ. For a more detailed look at the BBJ rules at Playground Poker Club, visit

If resetting the Bad Beat Jackpot at a staggering $100,000 isn’t newsworthy enough, Playground Poker Club also offers a one of a kind One Million Dollar Super Beat Jackpot, unlike any other land-based club in Canada, North America, and possibly even the world. If a player finds himself losing with a Queen High Straight Flush at Playground, he alone will walk away with 50% of the Super Beat Jackpot. Like the Bad Beat Jackpot, the Super Beat isn’t without its own set of rules and regulations that can be found here:

Players continue to flock to Playground Poker Club and hit the tables with the hopes of the next $100K Bad Beat Jackpot hitting once again in record time.

The Bad Beat and Million Dollar Super Beat Jackpots are one of the many great promotions offered by Canada’s Premier Poker Destination. Playground Poker Club continues to innovate and sets the bar high for poker clubs all over North America with its great promotions, incredible customer service and attention to detail at the player level in the club that was built For Players, By Players.

For a full listing of all of Playground’s great promotions and for more information on the event schedule, visit or contact info(at)playgroundpoker(dot)ca with any questions.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

David Montour
Playground Poker Club
Email >
Visit website