100xOdds
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September 7th, 2020 at 7:09:58 AM permalink
My local casino has a bbj.
the losing hand must be quad 7's or better.
it normally never goes above $50k when tables were 9handed.

Because of Covid-19, tables are 7 handed and the bbj is now almost $250k!

What are the odds of hitting the bbj if 9 handed?
and what are the odds if 7 handed?
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ksdjdj
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September 7th, 2020 at 4:02:41 PM permalink
With Texas Hold'em (I assume) I think it is worse than 1/1,250,000 for the chance that you will hit the bbj (this is if all 7 players did NOT fold).

If my above guess is close to correct, then for a $250k jackpot, the most that the bbj bonus is worth to you is $0.2.

Note: I used the link here >>> https://wizardofodds.com/games/texas-hold-em/bad-beat-jackpots/ <<< but there is a chance that I interpreted the table incorrectly.

Note 2: I only attempted to answer the 7 handed bbj question.
gordonm888
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September 8th, 2020 at 10:58:07 AM permalink
Is there an additional rule such as "Both the bad beat and winning hand must make use of both hole cards.?" It makes a big difference. Otherwise, the most common bad beat would be when the common cards are a 4oaK and one of the two players has the best kicker.


I have read an old-time player quoted as saying that historically the biggest hands in cash games are when this kind of hand occurs:

Player 1: AdAc
Player 2: 5s4s

Board: As2s3sAh + anything
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100xOdds
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September 11th, 2020 at 7:35:07 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Is there an additional rule such as "Both the bad beat and winning hand must make use of both hole cards.?"
It makes a big difference. Otherwise, the most common bad beat would be when the common cards are a 4oaK and one of the two players has the best kicker.


I have read an old-time player quoted as saying that historically the biggest hands in cash games are when this kind of hand occurs:

Player 1: AdAc
Player 2: 5s4s

Board: As2s3sAh + anything

yes, both hole cards must play
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