PartyPoker Retires Bad Beat Jackpot Tables

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2012. April 03.
PartyPoker decided to retire their Bad Beat Jackpot tables to facilitate better cash games and to make the poker room healthier.
PartyPoker informed their registered users in emails that they are removing the Bad Beat Jackpot tables from their offerings, the reason being, as they formulate "to ensure a healthier poker room, offering you better cash games and more players to play against."

Bad beat jackpot

At such tables, all playeres who lost a hand with a four of a kind, eights or better were eligible for a generous jackpot, or to be precise, 70% of it, the remaining 20% going to the winner, while 10% was subtracted as commission.

Bad Beat Jackpot tables are usually highly criticized, because in order to win the main prize there is no skill whatsoever involved, and it is entirely up to luck whether one wins it or not. Therefore, they were popular amongst recreational players, who agreed to pay slightly higher fees to PartyPoker to be eligible for the jackpot, but they were noticeably less profitable for players in the long run. This might very well be the reason behind PartyPoker's decision of retiring these tables, making these recreational players sit at regular tables, hence seating more fish amongst the pros.

The last Bad Beat Jackpot was won by grujo_grujo, who took $90,000 with his losing hand.
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