It may never have happened to you. You might be one of the lucky ones. It definitely seems to happen to us all the time. The feeling of holding a great hand, and making all the right bets, but seeing someone lay down a better hand against all the odds is enough to ruin your online Poker for the night.
Theres plenty of pro players on the circuit who take a bad beat very badly. Some of them so much that it can be the end of their tournament. But, over at the Microgaming Poker Network, theyre offering a Bad Beat Jackpot to soften the blow...
It works like this: if youre holding a hand of four eights or better, and you get beaten anyway, you win a massive Progressive Jackpots thats getting bigger with every hand. The jackpot was paid out twice in the same day last year, and now its crept over 500,000 euros (which is roughly AU$621,000).
The Bad Beat Jackpot is just one of the features making the Microgaming Poker Network a market leader in a competitive industry. A collection of some of the biggest names in online Poker, including Unibet and 32Red, the Poker Network gives you some great features, and because its a Microgaming-backed product, you benefit from all of their great software, and their constant innovation.
The line-up of Poker variants is pretty impressive: we count seven different ways to play the game, including Texas Hold Em, Omaha, 5-card Stud and Draw, and Razz. And theres never a shortage of tables with players at them the Network runs in 20 different languages, and players play live in real time, so no matter where you are in the world, theres always someone coming online at the same time as you. Numbers hover somewhere around 10,000 players worldwide at any given time, which should be enough of a pool for even the most discerning customer.
So if you arent already a regular on the online Poker sites, we recommend you have a look it seems to be a popular way for circuit players to keep their hand in between tournaments, and there have been more and more satellite qualifiers online for the major events. Look out for us on PartyPoker, where well be practising so that we can qualify for next years Aussie Millions...