BBG Terms & Conditions

  • Not all tables on our site are Bad Beats Guard Poker* tables.  Texas Hold'em games featuring Bad Beats Guard * will be noted with the description " Bad Beats Guard " followed by the posted Bad Beat Cutoff % (e.g. XXI - Bad Beats Guard @ 70%).
  • Standard ring-game and tournament rules apply while playing Bad Beats Guard Poker* games.  The rules of play do not change; only pot distribution is occasionally modified to refund players if a qualifying Bad Beat occurs.
  • If you take a qualifying Bad Beat in a main or side pot, you’ll be refunded the entire wager you committed to that pot.  However, this does not necessarily mean you’ll be refunded the entire wager you committed to every pot that hand.  Each main or side pot is evaluated separately for qualifying Bad Beats to ensure required conditions are satisfied and pots are distributed appropriately. 
  • The calculation of win probability includes the hole cards of players who contributed to the contested pot and still remain at the showdown, as well as the community cards shown at the point of the hand when the relevant All-In wager was made for that pot. 
  • The calculation of win probability does NOT include the cards of players who folded in the hand. This is true even if a player called the All-In wager in the pot, but folded in a later round of betting for another side pot.
  • The calculation of win probability includes the probability of winning by a tie.  Therefore, a player with 64.74% probability to win outright and 5.65% probability to win by tie, will show a win probably of 70.39%.
  • The Bad Beat Cutoff % (BBC%) is a distinct percent (i.e., 70.0%) set prior to play commencing, which acts as a hurdle percentage rate upon which your win probability must exceed in order to qualify for a Bad Beat while playing Bad Beats Guard *.  The BBC% of each game can be found in the table or tournament description (e.g., @ 70.0%). 
  • In order to qualify for the Bad Beat, your win probability when rounded at 2 decimal places must exceed the BBC%.  Therefore, if the BBC% is set at 65.0%, then a player with win probability of 64.99% or even 65.00% would NOT qualify. 
  • If there are two or more hands that qualify for a Bad Beat in the same pot (due to probability of a tie), then each player would be refunded the entire wager they committed to that pot, effectively overturning both Bad Beats.  The high hand is then awarded the remainder of the pot. 
  • A player receiving disconnect-protection is considered to be “technically all-in” for Bad Beat qualification purposes.
  • Riversource does not tolerate collusion. All players must act independently and not reveal their hands to other players, nor tell them how to act.  Failure to abide by these rules may result in the closure of your account.