There’s a new kid on the poker block and it’s known as No Bad Beats Poker. No Bad beats Poker, which is part of the Everleaf Poker Network, will launch on Sunday, January 16, 2011. It’s certainly put a new twist on the old game.
The new concept guiding this site is found in its name, “No Bad Beats.” This is a different and kinder poker site. Here’s how a spokesman described the concept for the poker room.
No Bad Beats Poker associate Aaron Walker noted, “We aim to eliminate bad beats in poker – which studies have shown are the greatest frustration of poker players today.” He added, “When playing popular poker games like Texas Hold’em featuring No Bad Beats Poker, you’ll get your money back if you take a bad beat!”
How are they able to know if you’ve taken a bad beat? The poker site has a patent-pending feature that ranks each player’s equity percentage. If during an all-in hand a player goes full tilt despite the fact that they possess enough equity, they will be able to qualify for a bad beat.
Walker explained, “Only adding to player frustration with bad beats is that the player who received the bad beat often had skillfully outplayed his opponent. That makes a bad beat seem inappropriate and unfair to many players, being that poker is a competitive game of skill and strategy.” He continued, “With the release of No Bad Beats Poker, we offer both competitive players and frustrated players alike an alternative to maddening bad beats in standard poker.”
This is how a poker player qualifies for a bad beat:
- They must be in a No Bad Beats Poker tournament or playing at one of the site’s cash tables.
- A minimum of one player must make an all-in bet.
- When the all-in wager is made a poker player may qualify if their equity percentage in the pot is more than the posted Bad Beat Cutoff Percentage for that hand.
- The player must stay in the hand through to the end.
- They must lose the pot.
If all five of these criteria are met, then the player gets their money back. This is an interesting idea that makes you wonder how far one can take the forgiveness factor? If a kicker in a football game misses a field goal as time runs out despite the fact that most kickers make that kick from the spot of the ball 90% of the time and that particular kicker hits it 97% of the time, do they get a do-over?
This is a novel idea—taking some of the chance out of a game that is part skill and part chance. The beta version of No Bad Beats Poker will open up with a free roll tournament this Sunday that is open to all members. It will include cash prizes and the site’s unique feature will be tested. The poker site will officially launch on January 30, 2011. No Bad Beats Poker is offering a bonus of up to $600.00 on first deposits by new members. The poker site is licensed by the Lottery and Gaming Authority of Malta.
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