As our post-WSOP blues begin to fade and we begin to refocus our attention back toward the world of online poker, we have found plenty of stories and information that have gone relatively unnoticed while all eyes were squarely focused on Las Vegas.
Among the interesting tidbits we have uncovered this week is a new promotion at Bet365 that allows players to earn up to an extra $1,000 every week; the release of the almost-complete 2013 PokerStars WCOOP schedule; hourly freerolls being held at Terminal Poker; Sky Poker’s new Turbo Tuesdays tournament schedule; and how to earn a free $5 at Switch Poker.
If you are a mid-stakes or higher player you may want to check out the Bet365 Poker lobby where you’ll find a new tab titled “Premium Tables” that begin at stakes of €2/€4 and higher for cash games and €50 Sit and Go tournaments.
How it works is, every time you sit in one of the site’s Premium games you’ll earn coins which help you climb the Bet365 Premium Ladder. At the end of each week you’ll receive a bonus based on how high you’ve managed to climb, earning anywhere from $5 to $1,000 in the process.
You can find more information about the Premium Ladder promo (and how to opt-in) at the Bet365 website.
Sign up a new account, and Bet365 Poker will give you $5 free.
On Friday, just a few days after revealing their tentative schedule and asking for some input from the poker community, the PokerStars blog released the full (almost finished) schedule for the biggest online tournament series of the year, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP for short) and it looks like this year’s running will be as massive as it has been in years past.
All of the details are now known except for the individual guarantees for each tournament, but the site has left the door open for a couple of additional tweaks according to PokerStars head blogger Brad Willis. While the guarantees are still to come, PokerStars has announced that the $5,200 Main Event will award a first-place of at least $1 million.
The 2013 WCOOP will begin in early September and run for three weeks (from September 8th through the 29th), with a total of 66 tournaments taking place over that time period. You can find the full schedule at the PokerStars Blog.
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Every hour on the half-hour Terminal Poker is hosting freeroll tournaments. Terminal Poker is a mobile poker client, available for iOS or Android operating systems, specializing in fast-fold poker games. The site is also available for download and runs o the Revolution Gaming Network, separate from their mobile client.
These hourly freeroll tournaments at Terminal Poker feature a prize-pool of $5 and generally attract fields ranging from 100-200 players. The freerolls run around the clock, 24-hours a day, and all you need to do to be eligible to participate is to download the Terminal Poker app on your iOS or Android mobile device and setup a Terminal Poker account.
There's no reason not to create an account with Terminal Poker's €50 welcome bonus.
The latest addition to the Sky Poker tournament schedule comes with its own theme night, as the £11 buy-in, £5,000 guaranteed, Turbo Main Event will be a part of what the site is calling Turbo Tuesdays. Turbo Tuesdays will see Sky Poker host three turbo tournaments within a single hour, with a total of £11,000 in guaranteed prize-money up for grabs.
Here is a look at the three events that will be held every Tuesday night at Sky Poker:
8pm £5,000 Turbo Open Main Event -£11 buy-in
8:15pm £2,000 Turbo Bounty Hunter Mini - £5.50 buy-in
9pm £4,000 Turbo Bounty Hunter - £55 buy-in
You can find the full Sky Poker tournament schedule in the Sky Poker Lobby.
Want to check out what Sky Poker has to offer? Be sure to take advantage of this £10 no deposit bonus offer from Sky Poker.
The mobile online poker room Switch Poker is calling on its players to help spread the word about the site, and they are rewarding you for doing so. For every player you refer to the site that makes a deposit you will receive a free $5 from Switch Poker. Referring players is easy at Switch Poker, as the site has an Invite Players link that can be used to quickly invite your friends and family over the Internet.
There is no limit to the number of players you can refer to the site, and anyone bringing multiple players to the site should definitely opt-in to Switch Poker’s Aeroplane Program (which can be found at the same link provided above), which sets you up as an affiliate for the site, earning 5% of your referral’s rakeback for life.
Why not "switch" over to Switch Poker? Sign up a new Switch account and get €10 with no deposit.