Jackpot Rules

Cumulative Promotional Progressive Pools Jackpot Procedures
  1. Cumulative promotional pools are defined as combined pools within both poker rooms in which are contributed to by poker room patrons and distributed back to the patrons based upon the occurrence of a predetermined event.
  2. All money in the player’s pool will be returned to the players through special promotions such as bad beat jackpots and high hand combinations. No commission or administrative fee will be withheld.
  3. All allocated funds will be tracked by the Poker Room Accounting department and recorded each day. The progressive bad beat amounts for both Texas Hold’em and Omaha will be updated daily by the gaming staff and/or the accounting department to reflect the current jackpot and pool amounts. The amounts will be reconciled daily by the accounting department by 5 pm.
  4. The jackpot meter will be turned back only if a winning combination has been paid out. The new amount will be posted.
  5. All winning card combinations will be posted on video monitors in the poker room during operating hours.
  6. There will be separate Bad Beats for Texas Hold’em and Omaha games combined in Daytona Beach and Orange City.
  7. High Hand promotions will be combined within both rooms.
  8. Both card rooms that participate in contributing to the collective jackpot pool when a winning jackpot claim occurs will contact each other via audio and/or video to the manager on duty.
  9. Surveillance will be contacted to verify the winning jackpot amount.
  10. The time accounting in the internal video surveillance systems will be synchronized for the multiple locations and the jackpot pool will be split equally between the multiple claimants.
  11. Notification to the card room patrons of a jackpot claim shall include the announcement at each participating card room when a jackpot claim is confirmed.
The Bad Beat will be distributed as follows:
  1. The player with the losing hand will receive 50% of the jackpot.
  2. The player with the winning hand will receive 25% of the jackpot.
  3. The remaining 25% of the jackpot will be divided equally among all the players who were dealt in at the beginning of the hand.
  4.  Any discussion of the jackpot or showing of the hand before the hand is officially over during the playing of the hand may void the payment of the jackpot. Management reserved the right to verify the eligibility of the jackpot.
  5. All recipients of jackpot money of $600 and above shall be required to provide valid photo ID and S.S. card and shall be issued IRS Form W9 reflecting the amount won in the jackpot.
  6. If a winner cannot provide a S.S. number (on W9) for Jackpots $5,000 and above, 28% will be withheld as required by Federal Information Return.
Bad Beat Qualifying Requirements:
  1. Shall apply to the game of Texas Hold’em. To qualify for the Bad Beat, a hand of Four J's or better must lose to a higher-ranking hand that must either be four of a Kind, Straight Flush or Royal Flush. Both card combinations must be played in the same hand and table. Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple, and Big O will not qualify for the Bad Beat are not eligible.
  2. In Omaha to qualify for the Bad Beat Quad J’s or better must lose to a straight flush. If running it twice the Bad Beat will only be paid on the main board.
  3. Both the winning and losing players must use both of their hole cards to create the highest possible hand. For four of a kind to qualify, the player’s hand must include a pocket pair.
  4. There must be a minimum of 4 players dealt into the hand to be eligible. (No Jackpot rake will be taken with fewer players.) Only best and second best hands qualify.
  5. On games of $2-$4 limit and up, there will be a $2 maximum amount removed from each pot that totals $10 or more including the rake, $2 when the pot reaches $10. On $2-$2 limit a $1 maximum amount will be taken for each pot that totals $10 or more including the rake, $1 when the pot reaches $10. In order for a hand to be eligible for the Bad Beat Payout, the pot must be at least $10. The hands must go to a showdown (played to the end, where all cards have been dealt and players have completed betting and show their cards to determine the winner) in order for the Bad Beat to be awarded.
  6. Only players who were dealt in are eligible to participate in the Bad Beat Jackpot.
  7. If a player walks away from the game but leaves chips on the table and he or she was in the hand at the beginning, they will retain their rights to their share of the Bad Beat if a qualifying hand occurs.
  8. In the rare occurrence of a Bad Beat being hit on more than one game at the same time, and surveillance verifies that both hands completed the showdown at the exact same time, which is defined as all remaining players placing their cards face up on the table, the total payout will be divided by the number of Bad Beat winning games and the payout will be distributed on each game according to the percentages set forth in rule 12. Players are eligible to win the posted amount.
  9. Any dispute or situation not covered by the official rules will be resolved by poker management in a manner deemed by them to be the fairest to all concerned, and that decision shall be final and binding on all participants. In addition, management may void any entry, and/or change, cancel, or modify this promotion at any time.
  10. Management reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all qualifying hands. There will be no recourse if the cards are mucked before surveillance was able to verify the hands and the community cards. Poker management will not be permitted to reconstruct the hands in any way.
  11. For all promotions using card combinations, both hole cards must play unless specified in a particular promotion.
  12. The house has the right to allow a particular game to be excluded from promotions and the bad beat when the majority of the players agree at the beginning of the game start. If the game started with a jackpot dollar taken, then a unanimous vote of players seated at that particular game, will be needed. No jackpot dollar will be taken and a not in play sign will be placed over the jackpot drop slot if players opt out of the jackpot.
  13. For all promotions and bad beat details please refer to individual promotional sheets in the promotional rack.