Originally Posted by NOLA Red
I play live at Harrah's New Orleans and we've never been told we can't talk about the jackpot during a hand. Of course, you can't talk about a hand in play or the board--but I've never heard anyone ever say that a jackpot would be forfeit if the word "jackpot" was uttered. Ridiculous IMO.
The dealers will usually tell you the casino won't tell say anything til the time comes.
Originally Posted by Zorba
That stinks, I bet that all the dealers are traind to say that they heard someone say "Bad Beat" or something else that will void the jackpot hand.
The dealers at Mountaineer won't way anything to the floor because they will usually get a nice tip, however they will tell you not to talk about it so it doesn't get forfieted
Originally Posted by buttgirl
To kill a jackpot because someone utters the phrase "bad beat" is ridiculous. I would never play at a table that has such a rule. But if it does have such a rule and it's properly publicized, then the players have only themselves to blame for playing there.
It's odd that the casino operator wasn't afraid of the bad publicity they'd get just when they're trying to get approval for an expansion. It suggests to me they couldn't run a lemonade stand properly.
It's to prevent what Savage said below.
Originally Posted by SavagePenguin
I haven't had bad beat experience in a live casino, but some of the poker books I have read mention that many casinos ban talking about a bad beat while the hand is live.
The rule is in place to stop collusion.
3 tight wads in the pot, likely to have big pairs or A/K'ish hands.
Villain1 has T/T
Flop is A/A/K
Villain 1 might mention that this is a bad beat pot in the hopes that he'd get a free turn and river in a pot that he'd otherwise fold from. If he hits his Ten, everyone at the table gets $ so they're inclined to check it down.
This is collusion and works against every other table in the card room.
Another example is someone may not understand the Badbeat Jackpot which I found to be true quite often, they don't understand how it works. But lets say 2 players are in the pot one has AK and another player has JJ and the board is J J A A A if the player with Jacks really thinks the other player has the Ace then he may fold (although unlikey) but if the players say something to the effect of wow if he has a Ace and you have JJ that would win the bad beat jackpot and now make the JJ call. GRANTED THIS AN EXTREME AND UNLIKELY INSTANCE BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
The other thing is most places require a certain amount to be in the pot in order for it to be valid.