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, 2005-04-28, by TwoGun

In addition to bonuses and promotions, poker rooms will sometimes have bad beat jackpots or high hand jackpots to entice people to play. Party Poker has had a progressive bad beat jackpot for awhile. However, their high hand jackpot is fairly new.

For these tables, Party takes an extra $.50 rake, which goes toward the jackpot. When a player wins a jackpot, 70% of the jackpot is distributed, 20% is used as the seed for the next jackpot, and Party keeps 10% for itself. Of the money that is distributed, 70% goes to the high hand player and 30% goes to the other players at the table.

To win the high hand jackpot, a player must have a royal flush. A player must also use both of his hole cards to qualify for this jackpot.

The high hand jackpots are typically much smaller than the bad beat jackpots. Currently, the bad beat jackpot is hovering around $90k, while the high hand jackpot is around $6500.

Party Poker has also launched re-buy and add-on tournaments. A re-buy is where a player who has lost all or most of his chips can pay the entry fee again to receive an initial set of chips again. An add-on is adding on a set of chips during a break.

While most of the Party Poker tournaments are still the traditional freezeout types, they seem to be running a fair amount of these tournaments. The number of re-buys and add-ons allowed varies by tournaments. However, the typical structure seems to be unlimited re-buys up until the first break, and one add-on during the first break.

For more information about Party Poker, check out our Party Poker Review.

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