28 JULY 2011 (LONDON, UK) – A player from Finland hit the Bad Beat Jackpot at $1,831,426 (€1,265,583) on the GTECH G2 International Poker Network and received an enormous $640,696 (€442,954).
This sets a new IPN Bad Beat Jackpot world record of superseding the previous world record of approximately $1.2 million. The new Jackpot has already started at over $360,000 – remaining the largest Bad Beat Jackpot in online poker.
The player known as OmgoMgomGo, the loser of the hand (with Quad Kings) but the winner of the record breaking Bad Beat Jackpot, received $640,696 (€442,954). Hand winner with Quad Aces, 7Adelaida7, won $320,391 (€221,477). The other 7 players in the hand all received $45,766 each (€31,639) for participating in the hand.
OmgoMgomGo, who joined Poker Heaven earlier this year after seeing the great array of promotions available, was unsurprisingly delighted: “WOOOOOOOOW!! I had KK and all the money went in pre-flop. Once I hit my quads and saw the second Ace come on the river I was hoping that my opponent had hit their 1 outer! When I realised it had happened I was so happy, I still cannot believe it! The atmosphere at the table when it hit was great and I would like to thank all of the players and the Poker Heaven staff for their best wishes. As for what I am going to do with the cash, I am planning to buy a house, a car and will certainly be partying hard.”
William Scott, VP GTECH G2 said: “These are exciting times at IPN. We’ve raised the bar with a massive new world record and with our €2 Million investment into the IPN, we are committed to delivering even bigger promotions and tournaments to our players.”
The IPN, operated by GTECH G2, is Europe’s largest independent poker network. It has more than registered 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
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GTECH G2 (www.gtechg2.com)
GTECH G2 is the iGaming and Sports betting division of the Lottomatica group. 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.
International Poker Network (IPN)
The International Poker Network has well over four million poker players and is Europe’s largest independent poker network. It offers players a full suite of card games including Texas Hold’em and 7 card stud with 24/7 multi-level customer service including chat, email and telephone. The IPN, which includes such popular poker sites as VirginPoker.com, PokerHeaven.com and the Sportingbet.com poker room, frequently awards six-figure Bad Beat jackpots and regularly hosts Guaranteed €1,000,000 tournaments. The International Poker Network is operated by GTECH G2 and managed by GTECH G2.