Apology, Bad Beat Jackpot Distribution, and Discussion of the Future of Betcoin.ag

Betcoin.ag will distribute the Bad Beat Jackpot to players and would like to apologize for not handling this matter efficiently and expeditiously.

by Betcoin on December 28th, 2017

First and foremost, we would like to apologize to the great players that have played with Betcoin.ag over the past 4 years. We apologize to you, because our research indicates that Betcoin.ag has not taken the very best care of you. We also apologize for not handling the Bad Beat Jackpot matter in the most expeditious and fair manner as possible for all of you great players.

Betcoin.ag is now committed to addressing your concerns in the most professional manner and immediately handling player concerns. We are very excited to be improving the overall culture. As our first matter, we believe it is necessary to distribute the Bad Beat Jackpot based on the percentages to players who have contributed to that Jackpot through the years. We will be calculating the totals over the next week to two weeks and expect that all distributions will be posted to player accounts by the second week of January 2018.

We believe that this is the right and just thing to do, as many of you entrusted in Betcoin.ag and continue to do so. We are excited about the future of Betcoin.ag and committed to providing you the very best place to play. We can assure you a mix of new promotions, games and opportunities, as well as an exceptional 24/7 customer support experience. Please check back here for future updates and we sincerely thank all of you for playing at Betcoin.ag.

 Filed under: Poker, Bad Beat Jackpot, BBJ


michigan1: This is the right thing to do
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:19

This is the right thing to do and i suggest going by poker players vip level and points toward calculating the totals of bbj to be dispersed.

EyeWonBTC: VIP level has nothing to do with distributing the BBJ fairly
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:47

You could get to any level and never contribute anything to the BBJ.

What needs to be done is:

Divide each player's total SP earned from ring games played by the total SP earned by all players in ring games. Then multiply that % by the total BBJ.

SickMetaGame: That's not entirely right...
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:52

Bad Beat Jackpot was in 3 tiers, so lower limits of games contributed a smaller amount (with respect to the BB of the limit) than higher limits.

And then bad beat jackpot was once hit at nl2 which means that people who put in volume at those BBJ tier stakes until the hit have nothing to gain because it was paid out.

It doesn't affect higher limits though. I would want to hope that back end shows it per player already not that it has to be calculated out.


EyeWonBTC: Yes and No
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:10

I originally wanted to say what I did OR add up all rake paid and work the %'s. However, I just looked here: https://www.betcoin.ag/support/what-are-rules-bad-beat-jackpot

According to the chart there and the Stake payout structure, no matter what stakes you were playing, you paid a .01 chip fee for the BBJ. I don't see anything about any 3 tiers. We must go by the rules stated now.

I totally overlooked the fact that the BBJ was hit. You are completely correct and either SP's or rake paid need to be added up AFTER the BBJ hit.

SickMetaGame: Good...
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:15

I see it.


SickMetaGame: pic...
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 04:41

Was slightly misleading, I thought I had remember this 0.01 BB thing from pokertracker records.

So pulled up some hands and it looks like 0.01 BB (big blind) was collected from each player seeing the flop. Which basically works out like you contribute 0.0025 at nl25 and 0.01 at nl100

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) SickMetaGame has Ac As
fold, fold, fold, fold, etParis calls 1 BB, SickMetaGame raises to 5 BB, fold, fold, etParis calls 4 BB

Flop : (11.5 BB, 2 players) 4s 7c 3d
etParis bets 11.2 BB, SickMetaGame raises to 116.22 BB and is all-in, etParis calls 105.02 BB

Turn : (243.94 BB, 2 players) Kd

River : (243.94 BB, 2 players) 2s

etParis shows 7h 7s (Three of a Kind, Sevens)
(Pre 20%, Flop 89%, Turn 95%)

SickMetaGame shows Ac As (One Pair, Aces)
(Pre 80%, Flop 11%, Turn 5%)

etParis wins 239.92 BB
0.02 BB was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) SickMetaGame has 7s Ks
ungod calls 1 BB, fold, fold, Thames calls 1 BB, Drizzy calls 0.6 BB, SickMetaGame checks

Flop : (4 BB, 4 players) 5d Jc 6s
Drizzy checks, SickMetaGame checks, ungod checks, Thames bets 3.88 BB, fold, SickMetaGame calls 3.88 BB, ungod calls 3.88 BB

Turn : (15.64 BB, 3 players) Kd
SickMetaGame bets 10.16 BB, ungod calls 10.16 BB, fold

River : (35.96 BB, 2 players) Kh
SickMetaGame bets 23.36 BB, ungod raises to 70.08 BB, SickMetaGame calls 46.72 BB

SickMetaGame shows 7s Ks (Three of a Kind, Kings)
(Pre 65%, Flop 22%, Turn 17%)

ungod shows 5s Kc (Full House, Kings full of Fives)
(Pre 35%, Flop 78%, Turn 83%)

ungod wins 171.68 BB
0.04 BB was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.


michigan1: ^^^^
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:28

This guy and SMG has never barely ever played any cash games what so ever when i have played tons and tons over the years i been here they def shouldnt be considered in this at all!!

oOBehindYOUOo: Lol
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:35

Getchu some cake boy.

Skippybp: completely agree - dont go by the point status of players.....
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:26

it should probably be divided in a way where its equal amongst players considering how much rake they contributed over the years

Skippybp: or how bout betcoin gives it all to starving people in africa
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:27

id rather see them give it to the poor instead of these selfish brats on this site

moneyinpjs: Thanks for staying honest. It
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:37

Thanks for staying honest. It's the right thing to do.

I will keep promoting you guys for the casino and sportsbook (I have 365 referrals)

SickMetaGame: Amazing...
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:47

All of a sudden I feel like Christmas is coming early in 2018. This is a noble and right move. #BetcoinToTheMoon

/lol michigan1 yea calculate status points that are given daily in surprise box to the bad beat jackpot total distribution amount that is collected based on each pot played.

In your case, I wouldn't expect to see too many chips considering that you have a few thousand dollars in WPN buy in's to even out in this same stretch or did you think that your 14 chips covered you signing up for every game on the schedule and then firing multiple bullets in the games that you were in? My bad if so.


michigan1: goodluck
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:21

I always knew you were retarded and a nutjob that needs help but you always seem to show more and more lol i wish you the best of luck anyways and hope you get some help.

oOBehindYOUOo: uh oh
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:48

Upstanding highly valued opinion coming through. ^ XD

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:58

Betcoin has just earned more respect than I would have ever imagined. Everyone knew what the "right thing" to do was. It's refreshing to see that you know as well. I can only hope that someday you decide to incorporate poker back into your overall plan for Betcoin. However, if you do, please permanently ban all the scum. Thank you.

lee wiggins: Many thanks for the equitable distribution of Bad Beat Jackpot
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:18

Thank you for your consideration in allowing the equitable distribution of the bad beat jackpot. I feel it was the reasonable thing to do, but I'm no authority on anything. Thanks to all on betcoin who have contributed to your site and look forward to continued play on betcoin. Thanks

Lee Wiggins

SickMetaGame: Some shroops...
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:19

Looks like everyone who has ever played BBJ tables has something coming due to there being reseed after BBJ being hit.


CrabbyPantz: ???
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 03:49

Holy shit this is amazing news. i agree with michigan1 on this too. May be easiest for Betcoin to use reward levels as a basis of distribution of coin. I have a minor in mathematics and can help here (volunteering) if needed, in any way.

Double Thanks to Betcoin as this may be a little thing to Betcoin but a rather big thing to the individual players. :)

spaced: distributing this off vip status would be a horrible mistake
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 20:44

as the majority of the players here, mostly just played the tournaments, there was at most for the entire life of this site 100 people that played the cash tables on a regular/semi regular basis. Not to mention that casino play contributes to vip status as well. Pantz no site in there right mind will work with you towards anything.

realNigga1: awesome
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 04:53

Clearly I should get the most returned to me of this bbj, ive played the most poker and casino on the site out of everyone especially poker!

StareYouDown: Hi
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:06

Remember when i used to own you in the .5/1 1/2, 2/4 3/6 5/10 10/20 tables ding? Happy Holiday's guys.

bwstacker1: loses
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 02:43

I can remember someday for you man

cjmoles: +1
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:13


REDSCARFACE: I hope they distribute some
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:13

I hope they distribute some to me seeing I played mostly only cash games and tourneys. They need to distribute it to everyone who played.

_Hermes: Tourney's should not be
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 18:12

Tourney's should not be considered

Sirens: How much is plo8monster and
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:35

How much is plo8monster and zzzzzz going to get of that BBJP i mean how much of it will they really give back? whats the cut among the 5 INSIDERS?. any chance of a explanation on why the bbjp was stolen in the first place? ..Is the community pressure a issue here ? yalls statement seems like it is loaded with fear i mean we seen what happened to micon and seals .

seanrc: WTG Betcoin
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 07:13

Although you break our hearts with taking poker, You cant stand watching us stand in the rain. Way to stay awesome into the New Year, Although I played a small percent of cash tables, Sure this will make many players year.

ddavinshi: WTG Betcoin, this will be
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 07:49

WTG Betcoin, this will be pretty significant for the community considering the jump in btc value over the years. This is esp great for me to hear since I've basically only played NL cash games since I first signed up years ago. Still sad to see the poker room go though.

OneTime: Great news
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:56

Great news

RoosterCogburn: At least there's that
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:21

Its amazing how someone can have something like setup and working with several players, and not be able to keep it going. The poker client has to be a 24/7 money making machine.

I'm wondering if there's more to this story.

viljem: Honourable people from Betcoin
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:40

Thank you for being,... looking forward to the middle of Jan 2018,

a great bow of respect!

ThatsMean2: Happy that Betcoin is doing the right thing
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:59

First and foremost I am happy to see that Betcoin is doing the right thing and paying the BBJ. Prior to the issues of the last 6 months I was a happy long time customer of Betcoin and am hopeful that this is a sign of a turnaround to the way that Betcoin was when I first joined.

Also my account ThatsMean is blocked for speaking out about the handling of the last couple of weeks. If you guys could please unban my account so that I would use it I would appreciate it. I had tried to contact you guys via support ticket and chat but have not gotten a response so didn't know how else to get in touch with you.

plo8monster: Your ban has been lifted.. we
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:59

Your ban has been lifted.. we understand emotions were at an all time high during this past week. However, we hope players will understand that our tolerance level for chat or forum abuse will be much lower moving forward.
I do not mean this to be ugly in anyway, and we hope players will understand why it is necessary. Most agree that it has been a problem and would like to see a kinder gentler chat room and forum.


ThinkAgain: bb jackpot distubution
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:10

what about the players with poker bonus chips still left to unlock thats a big sum of chips that i wont be able to access anymore? I mostly played tournaments so not to much in the way of bb jackpot for me but hoping betcoin will do the right thing here and make up for our poker loss. thanks betcoin

REDSCARFACE: Left Over Poker Tickets
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:13

I like that we are going to get some chips for our play in the bad beat but i truly think we should also get a small amount of chips for our left over tickets for entries in to poker tourneys. I have a good amount of tickets not used because i usually only play cash games late night early mornings. I wasn't able to make most the tourneys because of my children and work. I honestly think those of us left with tickets should get a chip a piece or a few hips per ticket.

wsop2015: Mmmm Bitcoin !
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:19

Mmmm Bitcoin !

Underworld: :)
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:41

Nice move, I didn`t expect this :)

DerichioLogin: Any chance of reopening poker in future?
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:48

Hey plo8monster,

Is there any chance the poker room will be reopened in the (near) future with a new or improved software?

Its funny to see you qs moderqtor here (or what your role is), I joined through grindabit and remember playing a lot against you. Too bad I had to stop playing for so long

SickMetaGame: BBJ Distribution Nutshell...
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:39

There have been quite a few players asking in chat how big of a BBJ distribution payout should they expect, figured to nutshell it up for everybody and perhaps save a few people too big of a disappointment because as it appears then some players are expecting to see much bigger share than they actually worked for.

Bad Beat Jackpot fee was collected from every player seeing the FLOP at the rate of 0.01 BB (big blind)

This means that higher limits players contributed a bigger amount to the bad beat jackpot in respect to their blind. Someone could have played 10 lower amount of hands at nl200 and contribute more money than someone playing nl2 for the longer amount of time.

BBJ collection per limit 1000 hands:

nl2 (0.01/0.02) - 0.20 chips
nl4 (0.02/0.04) - 0.40 chips
nl10 (0.05/0.10) - 1 chip
nl25 (0.10/0.25) - 2.5 chips
nl50 (0.25/0.50) - 5 chips
nl100 (0.50/1) - 10 chips
nl200 (1/2) - 20 chips
nl400 (2/4) - 40 chips
nl600 (3/6) - 60 chips
nl800 (4/8) - 80 chips
nl1000 (5/10) - 100 chips

Heads-UP and PLO tables were not included in the Bad Beat Jackpot, if you put in most of your volume at these tables then your BBJ payout is not going to be too significant. This is not hands played rate but actually hands where player stayed in the hand until the FLOP.


SickMetaGame: Calculation...
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 13:45

If someone sees a mistake in my math then please speak up.

1000 multiplied by limits big blind and then multiplied by 0.01


SickMetaGame: Some HH...
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:57

Need someone to post raw data from higher limits than nl2, please.

Game started at: 2017/3/14 11:10:4
Game ID: 22199052 0.01/0.02 Istanbul (Hold'em)
Seat 7 is the button
Seat 1: ferrer90 (1.95).
Seat 2: igor87 (0.30).
Seat 3: SickMetaGame (1).
Seat 7: brandon561 (0.53).
Player ferrer90 has small blind (0.01)
Player igor87 has big blind (0.02)
Player SickMetaGame posts (0.02)
Player ferrer90 received a card.
Player ferrer90 received a card.
Player igor87 received a card.
Player igor87 received a card.
Player SickMetaGame received card: [8d]
Player SickMetaGame received card: [9s]
Player brandon561 received a card.
Player brandon561 received a card.
Player SickMetaGame checks
Player brandon561 calls (0.02)
Player ferrer90 raises (0.11)
Player igor87 folds
Player SickMetaGame calls (0.10)
Player brandon561 calls (0.10)
*** FLOP ***: [4c 10d 7s]
Player ferrer90 bets (0.12)
Player SickMetaGame allin (0.88)
Player brandon561 folds
Player ferrer90 folds
Uncalled bet (0.76) returned to SickMetaGame
Player SickMetaGame mucks cards
------ Summary ------
Pot: 0.59. Rake 0.02. JP fee 0.01
Board: [4c 10d 7s]
Player ferrer90 does not show cards.Bets: 0.24. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.24.
Player igor87 does not show cards.Bets: 0.02. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.02.
*Player SickMetaGame mucks (does not show cards). Bets: 0.24. Collects: 0.59. Wins: 0.35.
Player brandon561 does not show cards.Bets: 0.12. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.12.
Game ended at: 2017/3/14 11:10:59

This rate above might be inaccurate, it looks like it is not 0.01 BB, after all, like on the PT4 conversion.

Need higher limits raw data to confirm whether it is collected as 0.01 BB or 0.01 chip

Game started at: 2017/3/9 5:49:44
Game ID: 22085998 0.02/0.04 Barcelona - 2 (Hold'em)
Seat 4 is the button
Seat 3: dopebOi (4.15).
Seat 4: SickMetaGame (1.70).
Player SickMetaGame has small blind (0.02)
Player dopebOi has big blind (0.04)
Player dopebOi received a card.
Player dopebOi received a card.
Player SickMetaGame received card: [3s]
Player SickMetaGame received card: [Ac]
Player SickMetaGame raises (0.06)
Player dopebOi calls (0.04)
*** FLOP ***: [6s 5c Qd]
Player dopebOi checks
Player SickMetaGame checks
*** TURN ***: [6s 5c Qd] [Jc]
Player dopebOi bets (0.08)
Player SickMetaGame folds
Uncalled bet (0.08) returned to dopebOi
Player dopebOi mucks cards
------ Summary ------
Pot: 0.16. Rake 0
Board: [6s 5c Qd Jc]
*Player dopebOi mucks (does not show cards). Bets: 0.08. Collects: 0.16. Wins: 0.08.
Player SickMetaGame does not show cards.Bets: 0.08. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.08.
Game ended at: 2017/3/9 5:50:6

Also, it looks like BBJ tables when played HU does not collect anything towards the BBJ fee.


SickMetaGame: ok anyway...
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:03

Game started at: 2017/3/26 11:32:41
Game ID: 22439647 0.05/0.10 Amsterdam (Hold'em)
Seat 7 is the button
Seat 4: enrikete40 (5.20).
Seat 5: Karkamal (10.48).
Seat 6: mesz21 (13.11).
Seat 7: hammerhead (10).
Seat 8: SickMetaGame (5.40).
Player SickMetaGame has small blind (0.05)
Player enrikete40 has big blind (0.10)
Player SickMetaGame received card: [8d]
Player SickMetaGame received card: [7c]
Player enrikete40 received a card.
Player enrikete40 received a card.
Player Karkamal received a card.
Player Karkamal received a card.
Player mesz21 received a card.
Player mesz21 received a card.
Player hammerhead received a card.
Player hammerhead received a card.
Player Karkamal calls (0.10)
Player mesz21 calls (0.10)
Player hammerhead folds
Player SickMetaGame calls (0.05)
Player enrikete40 checks
*** FLOP ***: [9h 6c As]
Player SickMetaGame checks
Player enrikete40 checks
Player Karkamal checks
Player mesz21 checks
*** TURN ***: [9h 6c As] [Qc]
Player SickMetaGame checks
Player enrikete40 bets (0.10)
Player Karkamal folds
Player mesz21 folds
Player SickMetaGame calls (0.10)
*** RIVER ***: [9h 6c As Qc] [9c]
Player SickMetaGame checks
Player enrikete40 checks
Player SickMetaGame mucks cards
------ Summary ------
Pot: 0.57. Rake 0.02. JP fee 0.01
Board: [9h 6c As Qc 9c]
*Player enrikete40 shows: Two pairs. Qs and 9s [5d Qs]. Bets: 0.20. Collects: 0.57. Wins: 0.37.
Player Karkamal does not show cards.Bets: 0.10. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.10.
Player mesz21 does not show cards.Bets: 0.10. Collects: 0. Loses: 0.10.

Looks like rate was 0.01 chips no matter what limit.

/In the nutshell forget my nutshell distribution post because it is most likely inaccurate. Still waiting for higher limits raw data to confirm but looks like it is even easier, every flop played at BBJ table that was not played with 2 players at the table, paid 0.01 into BBJ pool.


Mentat: ok first off thank you for
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:46

ok first off thank you for taking the time to post this

do you have access to the next hand you played after this one? because wouldn't a .01 chip fee be split by the two players? and I think the limit did not have three decimal points available. so who did the chip come from?

I am a little tired and not sure if I am asking a valid or correct question so if i am off or wrong please disregard

have a pleasant evening


EyeWonBTC: Great question
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:09

I believe that everyone's balance has at least 2 more places that aren't ever shown except in your Main Balance. Mine shows Main Balance: 0.0056

.01 chips = .00001xx BTC

Mentat: thank you
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:19

thank you

SickMetaGame: Hi...
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:13

Nah nikka here is what happens, raw data in Betcoin folder shows only what you paid there.

If you check those hands above from PT4 records then you see it collected from each player in the pot, only mistake is that PT shows it as 0.0x BB when its just flat chip.

ricky3555: sometimes i have mixed
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:12

sometimes i have mixed feelings about this site and i'm sure there are alot of opinions... but thats with every thing and everyone you do good and most people only see the bad. i have made more statements i regret now then before the lack of concern for player security still bothers me and i think thats why you're out of wpn i'm not 100% sure just from the bits i got from chat

but i honestly couldn't see any other site doing anything like this...
you're going to have it rough losing poker and a portion of players and having to rebuild and giving 800,000 or so back to the players especially when it was in your tos that you didn't have to.

i respect your honesty about this.

HugzNKissez: I'll really miss this site.
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 00:49

I'll really miss this site. Been playing cash on here for years. There are like 100 of us tops. Tourney players SHOULD NOT be included in the split. I can think of a dozen cash players off the top of my head that deserve a huge cut of that bad beat. I feel like some of us kept the entire cash game side alive by playing on here day in and day out. Betcoin is doing the right thing by splitting up the BBJ nut how they do it is super important. It's vital that they take time played at the cash tables into consideration.

_Hermes: Agree 100%. Tourney players
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:32

Agree 100%. Tourney players should not get a cut. Base it on cash only.

_Hermes: BBJ return
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:30

To receive the BBJ return, is it necessary to sign up? Or is it automatic?

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