DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The BetVictor Poker Bad Beat Jackpot continues its relentless march past EUR750,000 and towards EUR800,000 ahead of changes in March which will see a new 'opt-in' option bring all cash tables above EUR0.10/EUR0.20c into the Bad Beat Jackpot fold.
It's over eight months since the Jackpot has been won - the longest time ever - and it now stands at EUR795,000 - the highest amount ever.
The good news for cash game players at BetVictor Poker is that from March 19 players can, in an industry first, 'opt in' on any cash game table over EUR0.10/EUR0.20c.
The old Bad Beat Jackpot will be suspended on March 6 and will return at the same level it was suspended at.
Opted-in players from March 19 will contribute 2c to the Jackpot for each hand and the qualifying hand will drop to four-of-a-kind twos from four-of-a-kind eights meaning the jackpot will hit more frequently and reward many more players.
Additionally there is no admin fee so 100 percent of the collected monies will be paid out to players.
Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor, said, "We're amazed that the Bad Beat Jackpot has shot past the three-quarters of a million mark and continues to head north. Some unlucky player is going to get the shock of their lives when that bad luck changes on the turn of a card.
"We're also delighted to announces some changes to the Bad Beat Jackpot next month that'll mean more players get paid more frequently and that bad beat tale really could turn into the story of a lifetime!"
BetVictor (formerly Victor Chandler) was established in 1946 and is one of the world's leading independent bookmaking and gaming groups. With offices in London, Gibraltar and the Far East the company offers a wide range of gaming products tailored to each individual market.
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