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PartyPoker Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator Promo

 PartyPoker Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator Promo

As we have discussed numerous times on this site, online poker rooms and networks have been moving to recreational player-friendly models for a few years now. Poker pros and serious amateurs are finding their opportunities to grind for rewards more limited now than in the past, while casual players are being protected and seeing more chances to earn a little something for their play. Partypoker was one of the first to start leaning towards the “rec” players, but it has not gone away from the pros completely. Case in point: the latest Gladiator promo, which rewards players for playing as much as possible.

Gladiator – which has been recurring promo since 2010 – began April 17th and will run through May 6th. Unlike a lot of online poker promotions, this one is pretty straightforward. The more people play, the greater rewards they can earn.

It comes down to VIP points and for how many days certain points thresholds are attained. At the very lowest end of the spectrum, anyone who earns one VIP point on five separate days during the Gladiator promotion will win a ticket into a $ 250 freeroll. Bump that up to ten days and it is a $ 500 freeroll. The first three points levels – one, five, and ten points – all award freeroll tickets for the different day milestones (five, ten, fifteen, and twenty days). The lone exception there is ten points on each of twenty days. In that case, the reward is $ 8 cash.

Starting at the 20 points mark, all prizes are cash. The top prize is $ 2,500 for those who are able to earn 1,200 VIP points on each of twenty days (in other words, the entire Gladiator promo).

But who on Earth can generate that many points for three straight weeks? Professional grinders, that’s who. There is certainly something for casual players here (not much, though), but who this will really help are the players who put in the time and play for more than just micro stakes.

At PartyPoker, players earn two VIP points for every $ 1 in tournament fees and/or cash game rake. So, if we do the math, 1,200 points – the highest target number – would require $ 600 in rake. Across 20 days, that is $ 12,000 in total rake. Someone who does that will receive $ 2,500, approximately 21 percent rakeback for the promo period. That’s quite good, especially when added to the rewards that player would normally get.

Most people who earn cash rewards will still receive the equivalent of double-digit rakeback, so that’s not bad! For example, if someone pulls in 20 VIP points for just five days, that’s 10 percent rakeback. The dollar amount ($ 5) isn’t worth celebrating, but when you think about how relatively easy that goal is, it’s 10 percent effective rakeback is a nice little bonus. And it’s not like most people will have to alter their play style to get at least a little something, since all real-money games count.

As with most promos at PartyPoker, players must “opt-in” via the promotions area of the software.

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PartyPoker Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator Promo

 PartyPoker Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator Promo

As we have discussed numerous times on this site, online poker rooms and networks have been moving to recreational player-friendly models for a few years now. Poker pros and serious amateurs are finding their opportunities to grind for rewards more limited now than in the past, while casual players are being protected and seeing more chances to earn a little something for their play. Partypoker was one of the first to start leaning towards the “rec” players, but it has not gone away from the pros completely. Case in point: the latest Gladiator promo, which rewards players for playing as much as possible.

Gladiator – which has been recurring promo since 2010 – began April 17th and will run through May 6th. Unlike a lot of online poker promotions, this one is pretty straightforward. The more people play, the greater rewards they can earn.

It comes down to VIP points and for how many days certain points thresholds are attained. At the very lowest end of the spectrum, anyone who earns one VIP point on five separate days during the Gladiator promotion will win a ticket into a $ 250 freeroll. Bump that up to ten days and it is a $ 500 freeroll. The first three points levels – one, five, and ten points – all award freeroll tickets for the different day milestones (five, ten, fifteen, and twenty days). The lone exception there is ten points on each of twenty days. In that case, the reward is $ 8 cash.

Starting at the 20 points mark, all prizes are cash. The top prize is $ 2,500 for those who are able to earn 1,200 VIP points on each of twenty days (in other words, the entire Gladiator promo).

But who on Earth can generate that many points for three straight weeks? Professional grinders, that’s who. There is certainly something for casual players here (not much, though), but who this will really help are the players who put in the time and play for more than just micro stakes.

At PartyPoker, players earn two VIP points for every $ 1 in tournament fees and/or cash game rake. So, if we do the math, 1,200 points – the highest target number – would require $ 600 in rake. Across 20 days, that is $ 12,000 in total rake. Someone who does that will receive $ 2,500, approximately 21 percent rakeback for the promo period. That’s quite good, especially when added to the rewards that player would normally get.

Most people who earn cash rewards will still receive the equivalent of double-digit rakeback, so that’s not bad! For example, if someone pulls in 20 VIP points for just five days, that’s 10 percent rakeback. The dollar amount ($ 5) isn’t worth celebrating, but when you think about how relatively easy that goal is, it’s 10 percent effective rakeback is a nice little bonus. And it’s not like most people will have to alter their play style to get at least a little something, since all real-money games count.

As with most promos at PartyPoker, players must “opt-in” via the promotions area of the software.

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888poker’s Gift Showers Promo Underway

 888poker’s Gift Showers Promo Underway

888poker is in the midst of a holiday-themed promotion with one of my favorite names ever, even if it is a little wordy: Gift Showers $ 800,000 Season of Giving Promotion. I’m just imagining my childhood self, cackling with glee as presents rain down on me, each one a mystery, possibly containing that thing that would make my wildest dreams come true. Now, 888’s promo isn’t exactly like this, but for those who play poker on the site, it’s a cheap and easy way to try to win prizes until the day after Christmas.

888 is hosting three different types of tournaments during the Gift Showers promotion:

All-In Gift Tournament – every day at 20:20 GMT through December 26th
$ 2,000 Lucky Star Tournament – every day at 01:05, 11:05, and 18:05 GMT through December 26th
$ 6,500 Starburst Tournament – every Sunday at 20:35 GMT through December 25th

The All-In Gift Tournament is another one of these tourneys we’re seeing more and more of in which all players have to do is register; showing up is optional. The software just puts everyone all-in pre-flop automatically until someone wins. For Gift Shower, the All-In Gift Tournament doesn’t award cash prizes. As the name implies, “gifts” are the reward. Here is a breakdown of the prize allocation:

Iphone 7 – 1st Place
GoPro Hero 5 Black – 2nd place
PlayStation 4 Slim – 3rd place
888poker Hoodie – 4th through 13th place
888poker Knitted Hat – 14th through 33rd place
888poker Cards – 34th through 53rd place
$ 5 CIP FreePlay voucher – 54th through 143rd place
$ 1 BLAST Ticket – 144th through 583rd place
$ 2,000 Lucky Star tournament ticket – 584th through 5000th place

In order to participate, players need entry tickets; everybody gets one for the All-In Gift Tournament and one for the $ 2,000 Lucky Star Tournament just for being a real money 888 customer. Up to three more tickets can also be earned for the All-In Gift Tournament each day (I guess it’s a multi-entry tourney) by doing the following:

•    Play five or more BLAST tournaments with a minimum buy-in of $ 1
•    Play in tournaments or Sit-and-Go’s (not counting BLAST or heads-up) with total buy-ins of at least $ 4
•    Win 15 hands at the real money cash game tables with stakes of $ 0.02/$ 0.05 or higher

The only minor catch to the above is that in order to be eligible to earn those extra tickets, players must have played in the All-In Gift Tournament or $ 2,000 Lucky Star Tournament at least once. Since everyone gets one free ticket for each, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Tickets for the weekly $ 6,500 Starburst Tournament can be earned by completing a weekly mission, revealed in a Sunday e-mail. For that tournament, $ 5,000 of the prize pool is cash, while the rest is awarded to the winner in the form of a Bebop drone, a Sky controller and a Galaxy tablet.

Additional chances at tickets for the tourneys, plus other tournament tickets and free plays in the casino and sportsbook, are available via a Star Spin game. Everyone who has deposited at least once on 888 can spin up to two times per day, once on the desktop client and once on the mobile app.

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Adjarabet Launches Full Deck Poker Promo

 Adjarabet Launches Full Deck Poker Promo

It’s been a while since we talked about Adjarabet. Remember Adjarabet? It was the little-known online poker room based in the country of Georgia that rose to prominence two years ago via creative promotions that catered to the recreational player. These promos had goals that were extremely easy to reach and as a result, Adjarabet drew loads of cash game players, catapulting it into the top ten of PokerScout’s cash game rankings. The poker room is down to number fifteen now, but that’s still not too bad. So let’s talk about another interesting promo it has going on, shall we?

The latest promo is called “Full Deck Poker” and seems like a fun take on the tried-and-true card collecting game. The goal, as it might sound, is to collect each one of the 52 cards in a standard deck. And, as is the modus operandi of Adjarabet, the cards are insanely easy to obtain. Each time a player is involved in a raked hand, his hole cards are added to his promo deck collection (or those cards that have yet to be collected).

Per Adjarabet’s definition, a raked hand for this promo is a real money hand in which the player stays in until at least the flop and the pot reaches at least .20 GEL (Georgia Lari, equal to about $ 0.41). There must be at least three players dealt cards in the hand and only Hold’em cash game tables count.

For example, if Player A is dealt 9♣-5♠ at a full table, is still in the hand at the flop (even if he folds later) and the pot hits, say, 1 GEL, that 9♣ and 5♠ will be added to Player A’s Full Deck Poker collection for that day. If the player already has one of the cards in his collection, he will not get a duplicate.

If a player continues to play enough so that they collect all 52 cards in the deck, that player then qualifies for the weekly Full Deck Freeroll, which is held every Monday at 20:00 server time. The qualifying period for the tournament is the seven days prior to that Monday. The prize pool for each freeroll is 15,000 GEL.

A player’s work is not necessarily complete, however, once a 52-card deck is completed. Sure, the player qualifies for the freeroll, but by completing another 52-card deck on a different day, players can increase their freeroll starting stacks. Everyone starts with at least 2,500 chips, but if a full deck is collected on a second day during the week, that stack grows to 5,000. More starting chips are added for each day all 52 cards are collected, with the maximum stack set at 50,000 chips for amassing a complete deck all seven days of the week.

And…that’s it. I don’t have anything more to say about this.

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Winamax’s Expresso Eleven Promo Rolling Along

 Winamax’s Expresso Eleven Promo Rolling Along

The Spin & Go games at PokerStars are generally the first ones we think of when we consider the Lottery Sit & Go, but it was French poker site Winamax that introduced the world to this type of game when it launched Expresso Poker in July 2013. Since then, countless copycats have arisen (well, not literally countless, as there are a finite number of online poker rooms in existence), each offering their own slight variation on what has become an extremely popular game. Winamax is still there, though, and while nobody outside of France should really care, as they can’t play on French sites, the poker room is in midst of a pretty interesting Expresso Poker promotion.

The promo, called Expresso Eleven, will run until €500,000 has been given away. To date, about €74,000 has been won, so there is still plenty of time left to get in on the action.

In Expresso Eleven, every time one plays in an Expresso Poker Sit & Go with the lowest prize pool multiple (2x), a card depicting one of the eleven Team Winamax members will appear. If the player wins the Expresso Poker match, he will receive that card. When a player collects at least seven unique cards, a prize is awarded.

There is one huge catch, though: if a player is presented with the opportunity to win a card and already has that card in his collection, he will actually LOSE that card if he doesn’t win the Expresso game. Thus, there is no Team Winamax card freerolling. A card is at stake every single time, either to be won or to be lost.

The Team Winamax Pros are:

Patrick “P14B” Bruel
Michel “Mik.22” Abecassis
Davidi “Kitbul” Kitai
Gaëlle “O RLY” Baumann
Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes
Sylvain “Loosli” Loosli
Guillaume “volatile38” Diaz
Pierre “LeVietF0u” Calamusa
Aurélie “RunGood4Love” Quélain
Alexandre “Alexonmoon” Luneau
Florian “1flip 2win” Decamps

To illustrate the above rule, let’s say a player has the cards of Bruel, Abecassis, Diaz, and Luneau in his collection. He sits down for a 2x multiplier Expresso Poker game and draws the Diaz card again. If the player wins the game, nothing happens in terms of the Expresso Eleven promotion as he already has that card. If he loses, though, the Diaz card is removed from his collection and he must win it again.

The card collections are divided by buy-in, so every player can have seven separate collections (buy-ins for Expresso Poker are €1, €2, €5, €10, €25, €50, and €100. The rewards for collecting cards at each buy-in level are as follows:

7 cards: 1 Expresso Poker ticket for that buy-in
8 cards: 2 Expresso Poker tickets for that buy-in
9 cards: 5 Expresso Poker tickets for that buy-in
10 cards: Cash equal to 50 times the buy-in level
11 cards: Cash equal to 1,000 times the buy-in level

Players will receive each prize in the ladder as they add cards to their collections, so for instance, a player who collects all eleven cards at the €100 buy-in level will receive a total of eight €100 Expresso tickets and €105,000. Each individual prize can only be won once, though, so if a person collects seven cards, loses a card, then wins a card to get back up to seven, he won’t receive the prize for seven cards twice.

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