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888Poker Running Promos in Conjunction with BLAST Poker Launch

 888Poker Running Promos in Conjunction with BLAST Poker Launch

With the launch of BLAST Poker this week, 888Poker has also initiated some promotions to go along with its new Lottery Sit & Go variant. Through September 19th, 888Poker is running daily freeroll tournaments to celebrate BLAST, giving players a chance to win cash prizes and BLAST Poker tickets.

There are two types of daily freerolls during the promotional period:

$ 3,000 Big Bang Tournament – twice daily at 13:05 and 23:05 GMT – awards cash prizes
$ 5,000 Blast Off Tournament – once daily at 18:05 GM – awards BLAST tournament tickets

Every 888Poker players has been automatically given four free tickets for those tournaments (it is not exactly clear if it is two tickets for each type of freeroll or if all four tickets can be used in either), but players can win additional tickets. Any player who has made a real money deposit is eligible to complete 888Poker Club challenges; complete a challenge and win a $ 3,000 Big Bang Tournament ticket. Anyone who wins a BLAST Poker Sit & Go will receive a $ 5,000 Blast Off Tournament ticket.

With the latter, it sounds like someone could end up in an endless cycle of BLAST ticket winning. Picture this scenario: win a BLAST Poker game for a Blast Off Tourney ticket, do well enough in the Blast Off Tourney to win a BLAST Poker ticket, use that ticket to win a BLAST Poker Sit & Go which awards another Blast Off Tourney ticket, and so and so forth until the Earth is swallowed up by the sun.

There are also weekly $ 10,000 Lightning Bolt tournaments. Players can gain entry into these through a daily Lightning Spin. Said Lightning Spin gives players a chance to win any one of the following:

• $ 3,000 Big Bang Tournament ticket
• $ 5,000 Blast off Tournament ticket
• $ 10,000 Lightning Bolt Tournament ticket
• $ 1 BLAST Tournament ticket
• $ 5 BLAST Tournament ticket
• $ 0.10 BLAST Tournament ticket
• $ 3 Sports Free Bets
• $ 5 Casino FreePlay

As the handful of you who read my article yesterday may remember, BLAST Poker is 888Poker’s new Lottery Sit & Go. BLAST Poker games are four-handed, rather than the usual three-handed Lottery Sit & Go’s that most poker room’s offer, but the main difference between these games and others is that BLAST Poker games actually have a time limit. After a pre-determined amount of time, if the game has not ended, all remaining players will be put all-in pre-flop until there is a winner.

The time limit is determine by the value of the prize pool multiplier – the smaller the multiplier, the shorter the game. The blind levels are two minutes each and here is what the time limits will look like:

2x and 5x multipliers: three blind levels or six minutes max
10x multiplier: four blind levels or eight minutes max
100x multiplier: five blind levels or ten minutes max
1,000x and 10,000x multipliers: six blind levels or twelve minutes max

The conclusion with BLAST Poker is then, obviously, “2x multipliers? Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

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Full Tilt Launches Holiday Promos

 Full Tilt Launches Holiday Promos

Last week, PokerStars launched its holiday promotion, the Christmas Festival. Not to be outdone, PokerStars’ little brother, Full Tilt Poker, has launched its own set of promos today, collectively dubbed the “Million Dollar Breakaway.”

Millionaries Club Lounge

The Millionaires Club Lounge promotion is an achievement-based raffle. As usual, for some reason Full Tilt requires everyone to first opt-in to the promo to activate it; after that, players will see a number of tasks listed on the “My Promotions” page. Players who complete three tasks in a week will be awarded a raffle ticket and those who complete all five tasks in a week will get another ticket. Anyone who completes all five tasks in all five weeks will be given five bonus tickets for the final raffle plus a special Robot Avatar.

Raffle prizes include iPhones, Beats headphones, VIP Las Vegas vacation packages, Titan Eclipse Power Banks, and more.

Also, considering Full Tilt says the value of all the prizes is $ 500,000, it seems like this should be the Half-Millionaires Club Lounge.

$ 25K Free Bet Take Off

This one is simple. Play real-money casino games through December 2nd and earn a prize draw ticket for every five Full Tilt Points earned. At the end of the promotional period, a total of $ 25,000 in casino chips will be distributed to those with lucky tickets.

This is an opt-in promotion.

Vegas Pass

Every day, Full Tilt will host a number of Vegas Pass Tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $ 5 to $ 100. In addition to regular prize money, the top five finishers in each tourney will win a $ 10 Vegas Pass Tournament Ticket. This Vegas Pass Tournament (which can be entered for $ 10 without a ticket) will be held on December 15th and the winner will receive a $ 10,000 Vegas prize package which includes business class flights for two to Las Vegas, seven nights at Caesars Palace, and private limo transfers.

First Class $ 50K Leaderboard

Another opt-in casino promo, this one will award $ 50,000 in prizes to the top 70 Full Tilt Points earners in casino games from now through Wednesday, December 16th. Top prize is $ 10,000. The top five all win cash, while the rest of the leader board wins casino chips.

The Holiday Maker

Again, you have to opt-in to this (Full Tilt wouldn’t want to give away money if it doesn’t have to). It’s actually pretty cool if you like slots, though. Through December 23rd, Full Tilt will give players 20 percent of their slots losses back. A couple caveats: players must earn at least 75 Full Tilt Points playing slots during the promo and the net losses must be $ 50 or more. So start mashing buttons!

Cash Knockout

You know what? Just assume everything is an opt-in promo. December 14th through December 23rd, players who stack their opponents at real-money cash game tables will receive one point on the Cash Knockout Leader Board corresponding to the table stakes. At the end of the promo, the top points earners on each leader board will win a share of $ 43,000 in cash.

Players who get felted during the promo be entered into a $ 1,000 Cash Knockout Flip Freeroll the next day.

Fast Track Freerolls

From December 23rd through January 3rd, players who earn 10 Full Tilt Points in one day will be able to play in one Fast Track $ 1K Jackpot Sit & Go Freerolls. Additionally, each day at 13:30 ET and 16:30 ET, there will be Fast Track Freebuys with $ 1,000 guaranteed prize pools. 50 cent re-buys and add-ons are available in these tourneys.

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