Miami, FL (PRWEB) Tuesday, February 10, 2009 – Just in time for Valentine's Day, players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are falling "head over heels" for the Bad Beat Jackpot on the CEREUS Poker Network as it swells to over $500,000 as of 12:00 midnight EST on Tuesday evening.

Online poker players are flocking to both sites in hopes of cashing in on the growing prize pool which could hit $1 million by this weekend. Thanks to a significantly expanded player base, the CEREUS Bad Beat Jackpot has already climbed to over $500,000 since it last struck on February 4th, when Absolute Poker player DOOSA777 pocketed $101,956.97 for the heartache of having his four Jacks cracked.

“With nearly half-a-million-dollars ready to be won, we’re gearing up to make one losing player’s Valentine’s weekend a cashed up occasion,” stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. “We’re sharing the ‘love’ around yet again with our current Bad Beat Jackpot, and at CEREUS, we’re poised to award hundreds of online players with a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in jackpot money.”

Bad Beat Jackpot games are traditional Texas Hold'em poker with an added jackpot component. $0.50 is collected from qualifying poker hands and placed into a constantly growing pot until someone hits the jackpot.

When an online poker player loses a hand with four 8s or anything better, 65% of the jackpot is divided among Bad Beat Jackpot players, with a large portion of the remaining pot held over for the next jackpot. All players seated at a Bad Beat Jackpot table featuring the same limit and game type as where the bad beat occurred also win a piece of the jackpot.

Sky-high Bad Beat Jackpots aren't uncommon at either online poker site–players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker have both witnessed a number of mammoth jackpots near the million-dollar mark–but with CEREUS, Texas Hold'em players can look forward to much larger jackpots, more often.

So far in 2009, the total Bad Beat Jackpot winnings handed out at CEREUS is $1, 807,916.03. When the next Bad Beat Jackpot hits, this figure will break the $2 million mark.

Full details on UltimateBet and Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot game can be found at and


About UltimateBet
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world – Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net through the CEREUS poker network. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.
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