The International Poker Network (IPN) operated by GTECH G2 recently had its bad beat jackpot hit for over €601,000 meaning that one fortunate player took home over €210,000.
The IPN is one of the world’s largest independent poker networks with over three million players. It also hosts a €100,000 Guaranteed Freeroll Tournament every Sunday while there are nearly 10,000 players competing at more than 1500 tables at any given time.
The lucky hand in question saw online competitor ‘Roger2010’ take home €210,508 after his quad eights were beaten by four queens on a €0.50/€1 no-limit table. In addition, the winner of the hand, ‘o1nfl1p’, walked away richer to the tune of €105,254 while the game’s other players were each awarded with €15,036.
“We boosted the jackpot last week so that the next winner would get at least €100,000,” said Per Karlsson, Head Of Poker for GTECH G2.
“As the total Jackpot went over €600,000, we had a feeling it was about to be hit.”
The IPN’s bad beat jackpot was last hit in August for $412,000 with that winner not even aware of their windfall until someone else at the table pointed it out.
To qualify for a bad beat jackpot, IPN players must be at a designated table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better, the lowest qualifying requirement of any poker network, with at least four players in the game.
GTECH G2 is the iGaming division of lottery giant GTECH and revealed that the new bad beat jackpot is already at well over €120,000.