6+ Short Deck

It’s raining cash in the fastest poker game in town

This is the game where flushes beat full houses, you flop loads of sets, and say goodbye to pocket 3’s. It’s Short Deck Poker.

This format is a favorite of both recreational players and high rollers alike. Arguably the most exciting variant of poker available, it’s proven to be a hit amongst the players who love thrilling games of chance.

What’s the difference between normal Hold ‘Em and Short Deck?

Well, there’s less cards! To be precise, we’ve taken out the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s.

That means the hand rankings will change.

You can make your hand using one or both of your hole cards (and of course the five community cards).


Every card two through five is removed

Flush beats full house

A-6-7-8-9 is a straight


There are only 5 seats

at the table

Flushes rank higher than

full houses

Your lowest straight is


Do I earn Fish Buffet points for playing Short Deck Poker?

You’ll earn Fish Buffet points as you pay rake at the Short Deck Poker tables.
So go ahead, hit the tables and check out this tremendous new offering at GGPoker!

6+ Short Deck Table Information
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Bad Beat Jackpot

Bad Beat Jackpot will turn your worst moments into your best!

A “Bad Beat” is when you lose with a great hand to an even better one.

Bad Beat Jackpot occurs when you lose with one of the following hands.

Bad Beat Jackpot Trigger


Rush & Cash Hold’em


Lose with

AAATT or better


Rush & Cash PLO

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Lose with

2222 or better



Lose with

8888 or better

Short Deck


Lose with

6666 or better

Hitting the Jackpot

To hit the Bad Beat Jackpot, you need to satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Hand must go to showdown.

  2. Both the winner and the loser must use both hole cards (two hole cards for PLO/PLO-5) to make the best 5 card hand combination.

  3. Pocket pairs are required for winner/loser’s four of a kinds.

Additional Rules

  • In the case of RIMT (Running it multiple times), only the first run will count towards the jackpot.

  • If you have already satisfied the jackpot conditions, rewards will be given even if you leave the table or are disconnected.

Jackpot Payout

All blinds share the same jackpot payout percentage, despite the jackpot being allocated differently for each blind.

Jackpot payout percentage is as shown in the table below.



Rush &Cash Hold’em


Rush &Cash PLO


Short Deck

Bad Beat Winner

(Pot Loser - 2nd best hand)





Bad Beat Opponent

(Pot Winner)





Rest of Players

(Other Pot Losers)

0.8% each

0.8% each

0.8% each

0.8% each

  • Jackpot prize will be awarded directly to your wallet.

  • If you have already received your hole cards, rest of players rewards will be given even if you leave the table or are disconnected (even if your hand is automatically folded).

  • In Rush & Cash games, players are eligible for Bad Beat Jackpot regardless the number of players seated on the table.

  • If there are two Bad Beat winners with the same full house hand, each player will receive half of the jackpot prize.

Jackpot Fund

Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, Rush & Cash Hold'em and Rush & Cash PLO will share the same jackpot fund, with its sole purpose being the prize pool for Bad Beat Jackpot hits and its payouts.

The jackpot fund will continue to grow by contributing certain amounts from pots in Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, Rush & Cash Hold’em and Rush & Cash PLO.

In other words, your cash prize for hitting the jackpot will always be waiting!

You can check the Bad Beat Jackpot pool live in the PC client lobby/tables and the mobile client lobby.

Fund Accumulation

Hold'em, PLO, PLO-5, Rush & Cash Hold'em and Rush & Cash PLO

  • If the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 30 big blinds, the amount equivalent to 1 big blind will be contributed to the jackpot fund before payout to the winner.

Short Deck​

  • If the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 100 button blinds, the amount equivalent to 1 button blind will be contributed to the jackpot fund before payout to the winner.​

Short Deck Info



Automatic conversion, No fee, XE.com mid-rate

Table Max

5 Players


Time to act

12 seconds

Players should act within this time unless time bank is activated.

Disconnect Extra Time

2 minutes

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Game Type




Button Ante

Ante for all players. Additional Ante for Button

Time Bank

30 seconds

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Minimum Players for Dealing

2 Players

Dealing will only start when minimum number of players are met

Details & Limitations

This game uses 1 deck of 36 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
Amount committed to the pot will still be in play in an event of a disconnection.
GGPoker players accept the risk of internet disconnection, due to problems with the connection between their device(s) and the servers, lag or freeze or some other problem in the player’s device(s) or how that device accesses the internet.

Contact support should you experience any difficulties.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Players must meet the age requirement of 18 years or older to participate in this jackpot.

  2. Prizes are awarded instantly at the end of the hand.

  3. Prizes will be awarded regardless of disconnections, if the player is confirmed to have qualified for the jackpot.

  4. If there are more than three jackpot-qualified hands, Bad Beat Jackpot is reward to the player who comes in second in the hand. Other player who lost will receive Rest of Players rewards.

  5. Players who are not dealt hole cards are not eligible for the Rest of Players rewards.

  6. The Big Hand Jackpot pool and the Flush Jackpot pool will be combined and carried over to the Bad Beat Jackpot pool.

  7. GGNetwork reserves the right to modify or suspend the jackpot at any time.

  8. Bad Beat Jackpot does not apply to VIP tables.

  9. If any players fall under suspicion of fraudulent activity, GGNetwork has the right to investigate and remove the players once it’s confirmed.

  10. The promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the site.