A record breaking €1 million Bad Beat Jackpot on the International Poker Network

7 JULY 2011 (LONDON, UK) – The Bad Beat Jackpot at sites on the International Poker Network (IPN) has surpassed the 1 Million Euro ($1.5 Million) mark. The jackpot is at its biggest ever and has broken all previous world records announced a few weeks ago. Players qualify by playing on designated Bad Beat Jackpot tables at participating poker rooms.

When the Bad Beat jackpot hits, there must be at least four players sitting at the table for it to be valid. Winning a massive amount of money by losing a big hand is what the IPN Bad Beat Jackpot is all about. A player’s bad luck can turn into good fortune when they lose with a hand of Four of a Kind Tens, or better and win over €350,000.

Prosperity continues when the winner of the pot with the best hand also takes home €175,000. And if a player is dealt cards and then folds on the table where the jackpot hits, they still win big money – over €20,000!

The IPN, operated by GTECH G2, is Europe’s largest independent poker network. It has more than 4,000,000 players and has dealt more than two billion hands. It includes such popular poker sites as VirginPoker.com, PokerHeaven.com, MermaidPoker.com and the Sportingbet.com poker room ParadisePoker.com. A list of International Poker Network poker sites can be found at: http://www.ipnpoker.com/ipn_poker_rooms/area-52.html


Media Contacts:

Olivia Gillibrand Head of Marketing GTECH G2
olivia.gillibrand@gtech2.com +44 (0) 7825 037 142

Jodie Thind, Lyceum Media
Jodie@LyceumMedia.com +44 (0) 208 123 7184, +44 (0) 7932 440 157

About GTECH G2
GTECH G2 is the iGaming and Sports betting division of the Lottomatica group. GTECH G2 celebrates its second birthday this month. In two years the company has become the premier full service solution provider to the iGaming industry with award winning products and software and industry leading management services. GTECH G2 is the most trusted supplier to regulated markets and the leading iGaming and sports betting supplier to the world’s lottery industry.