Isaac Haxton joins partypoker

We round-up some stories you may have missed including a record breaking Bad Beat Jackpot and more Doug Polk beasting Crypto.

Ike joins Team partypoker

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Isaac Haxton

Nosebleed crusher and former PokerStars sponsored player Isaac Haxton is the latest player to join partypoker as a brand ambassador. 

Haxton famously turned down a renewal on his sponsorship deal with PokerStars in 2016 and has been very critical of them since. 

He commented:

I am very excited to be joining the partypoker team. I’ve been very impressed with their growth over the last year or so. From expanding their online cash game and tournament offerings, to improving their software, and most of all rolling out their ambitious and innovative live events program, their commitment to growing the game and providing a great product for their players has been clear. I’m truly proud to represent the company, which I believe is going to be the future of poker, online and live.

In a time when many big names are leaving PokerStars, Haxton is the latest high profile player to join partypoker, alongside the likes of Patrick Leonard, Sam Trickett, Fedor Holz and Jason Koon. 

Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot in US History

Over in the Motor City Casino in Detroit, history has been made with the biggest ever Bad Beat Jackpot in America, well over $1 million. 

A player called Scott found himself the lucky loser when his Quad Threes were bested by the Quad Queens of a player called Kenneth. As is the case, the loser gets the lion's share, pocketing $427,452 and the 'winner' is runner-up with $213,712.

Maybe the luckiest players of all are the other players who shared the remaining 40% of the $1,068,590 jackpot, because it was a six-handed table rather than nine-handed, so the other four players got $106,856 each.

Polk crushes Crypto YouTube

Once again Doug Polk is beasting YouTube and his new Crypto channel has already attracted over 125,000 subscribers. His poker channel, the biggest one for a player, currently boasts over 150,000, but the Crypto channel only really got started this year. 

So it is not hard to imagine he may soon has the biggest poker and Crypto channels on the site. He rose to quick fame for this video where he called out a potential Ponzi scheme just two weeks before it was essentially proven to be just that:

Who are you watching on YouTube? Do you agree with partypoker sponsoring Ike? Let us know in the comments:

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