A protection that some cardrooms provide against bad beats, in which the player defeated by a bad beat will receive some award if certain qualifications are met.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Qualifications for a bad beat jackpot vary from cardroom to cardroom, and can include the minimum hand rank required in order to be considered a bad beat, the stakes level of the table, or other criteria. In some cases, the jackpot prize is divided amoung multiple players, such as all people involved in the showdown or all people at the table.
EXAMPLE: "My jack quads were beaten by a straight flush, but the room had a bad beat jackpot so I ended up making a lot of money on that hand."
APPLIES TO: Online Venues
RELATED TERMS: Bad Beat, Bonus, Jackpot, Jackpot Drop