No Bad Beat Poker to launch beta on Sunday23.01.2011 Category: Poker news
The Everleaf online poker network will welcome a new Malta-licensed site on January 16 when No Bad Beat Poker.com launches with the beta version of its namesake and a patented game concept titled No Bad Beats Poker.
The operator claims that the concept is a "...revolutionary new feature in online poker designed to protect players from bad beats, suck outs, and bad luck," and is an "evolution" in online poker to boot.
Company spokesman Aaron Walker claims: "We aim to eliminate bad beats in poker, which studies have shown are the greatest frustration of poker players today.
"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!"
Bad beats happen when a player gets all of his or her money in with a superior hand, and then an opponent catches the miracle cards needed to beat it. Major online poker sites have for some time run bad beat promos to ease the pain, but Walker claims his company's approach is novel.
"Poker is a competitive game of skill and strategy. 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," Walker said this week.
No Bad Beats Poker works by tracking the win chance percentage of each player, similar to those displayed during televised poker tournaments. If an unlucky player loses despite having a high enough win percentage, they'll qualify for a bad beat in All-In situations. Any player that takes a qualifying bad beat will get their money refunded from the pot, effectively overturning the bad beat.