Now that the bottles emptied in last weekend´s New Year celebrations have been despatched to the recycling bins, it is time to take a look at the new promotion schedule offered by one of the web´s leading online poker sites – 888Poker.
888 Poker made huge strides into the non-US online poker market in 2010, and they look to be seriously intent on maintaining that momentum in 2011 with some seriously impressive new promotions.
First the “Old” First Deposit Promotions. For players not yet signed up to play with 888Poker, you should read our review of the site and sign up using our special link get $8.00 free plus an exclusive 100% first depositors match bonus up to $500.00. Having one of the simplest schemes for converting your bonus and a lot of loose players regularly online, 888Poker offers one of the most realistically attainable first deposit promotions – but it only gets better once you start playing!
Players who deposit at least $50.00 within a week thereafter qualify for a valuable weekend depositor´s freeroll (we hope you don´t have to, but it is on offer if you do) and once you have cleared your first $10.00 bonus, you are automatically qualified to play in the $75.00 freerolls that take place every two hours. These freerolls become more valuable as you rise through the 888Poker status ranks with almost $30.000 per month available for those players reaching level 5.
Indeed, freerolls feature heavily in the leading New Year poker promotion available on 888Poker – “Play More Win More”. This promotion rewards players who play regularly on the 888Poker site with entry into some valuable freerolls. Players who play twice during the course of the “week”* receive an entry into a $500.00 freeroll, while those playing four times a “week”* can claim a place in a $4.000.00 tournament (both of these games being played on a Saturday evening), while players who achieve 6 days play in any one “week”* (* a week being Wednesday to Tuesday!) get to play in a fortnightly $10.000.00 freerolls! You have to achieve 5 “Status Points” during each visit to qualify – equivalent to paying $2.50 in rake, so this is another fairly easy offer to qualify for from those generous guys at 888Poker.
The Sit n Go tournaments on 888Poker are always extremely popular and fairly loose at the lower levels. To establish this popularity even more, 888Poker has introduced at “Sit & Go Go Go” promotion, in which players participating in 10 sit ´n´ go tournaments during a week (Friday to Thursday this time) receive an invitation to play in the weekly $4000.00 “Play More” weekly freeroll. There are no lower limits for this promotion, but the games that you play in must have at least 6 players – e.g. Heads Up and 3 player SnGs do not count!
And there´s more New Year festivity with the return of the “Big 8c”. The Big 8c is a $1.000.00 guaranteed freeze-out tournament scheduled for selected days during January and February (23 in all) with entry to the game just $0.08. As well as $1.000.00 available in prize money each night (games start at 7.00pm GMT), the top 10 players also receive a ticket to the weekend $50.000.00 Challenge final.
Not a bad start to the New Year from the company recently awarded “Socially Responsible Operator of the Year” in the EGaming Review Awards 2010, but as we emphasised in our 888Poker review, promotions change frequently and you should get over to the 888Poker site as quickly as possible if you do not want to miss out on all this free and valuable poker.
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