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Saturday 1st November 2014
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What is a "jackpot"?

Question

What is the origin of the gambling term “jackpot”?
James, London

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Martin, Windsor
Qualification: Poker player
Answer: It’s to do with when you put an ante to help build the pot in poker. If someone is dealt a pair of Jacks, they end up with a bigger pot, hence the it’s a Jackpot.

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