The online poker room UB.com has recently earned great poker room reviews, and not just from poker room review writers. Loyal players at UB.com recently earned extra rewards, simply by being present when an event with a chance of 0.031% of happening actually occurred.
A 60 year old Texas woman with the screen name KAPPIT triggered UB.com’s Bad Beat Jackpot on Tuesday September 7, 2010. The Bad Beat Jackpot automatically kicks in whenever a player experiences particularly bad luck. The jackpot is often so high that it more than softens the blow-it turns bad luck into great luck.
KAPPIT was playing through the CEREOUS Network website. She was certain she was about to win the hand with quad nines. In what seemed like an awful twist of fate, her opponent beat her with quad queens. The opponent was player name CJBV. CJBV won the hand, but KAPPIT took home the larger winning.
KAPPIT’s loss with quad nines to quad queens kicked in the Bad Beat Jackpot, and suddenly everybody in the online poker room at the time became a winner. Much like the lottery, the Bad Beat Jackpot gains value over time. At the moment it kicked in, the Bad Beat Jackpot was up to $670,575.38 KAPPIT took the largest part of the Bad Beat Jackpot with $218,115.71. Her opponent, CJBV, who won the hand, received a payout of 09,057.85. Every other player currently present on the online poker room, 610 players in total, walked away with $89.36 simply for being there to witness the big moment. It was a big moment all around.
KAPPIT’s bad luck turned into great luck for her and 611 other players. It also turned into great luck for UB.com. Thanks to the Bad Beat Jackpot being triggered, the online poker room reviews have been abuzz with talk of the game room. It already had great reviews, but more positive press iswell, more positive press. Positive press drives more players to the site.
Just three days after the Bad Beat Jackpot was triggered by KAPPIT’s momentous loss, the cumulative jackpot was already back up to $275,654.34. New players have been flocking to the site for a chance to try their luck. The Bad Beat Jackpot doesn’t trigger until a player loses with quad eights or higher, which is highly unlikely. It certainly gives new meaning to the old Zen wisdom: there is no good luck nor bad luck. There is only luck.