It’s rare that the weeks news in this column is dominated by one company, but on the heels of the fantastic offer last week from Bet365 Poker and its Road to Rio promotion, Sky Poker have come up with five different offers that their customers can access and take full advantage of in the lead up and during this summer’s World Cup.
We will examine all five of these great Sky Poker World Cup offers in more detail below.
Of course, first we want to encourage any new player to sign up for Sky Poker - a must if you want to get in on these offers. Currently the site is offering new players a free £10 Sky Poker bankroll to boot.
In 1966, England won their first and so far only World Cup and to celebrate the heroes of ’66, Sky Poker is offering a special Deposit 66 offer. Deposit £66 net in deposit across the course of a qualifying period and play on the site generating rake fees and you will earn yourself up to seven entries into a fantastic weekly prize draw.
In each weekly draw, there will be 66 lucky winners selected, each of whom will win £66 deposited directly into their Sky Poker account. You have to opt in to this promotion by logging into your Sky Bet account and entering the log in code DEPOSIT66 when you make your qualifying deposits.
The first week started on June 2nd, but you can still catch the second, third and fourth week of this promotion starting 9th, 16th and 23rd June respectively.
Another promotion celebrating England’s success in 1966 is a very easy one for any Sky Poker customer to enter.
All you need to do is play at any Sky Poker table at any time from 2nd June to the 30th June. If you are seated at a table and the flop and turn comes down as A, 9, 6, 6 (any suits), simply take a snapshot of the hand on your mobile or desktop, ensuring that you have the hand ID shown in the screenshot.
Then post the picture onto the Sky Poker Facebook or Twitter account with the hashtag #SkyPoker1966 and your Sky Poker alias. If you are the first player to post a picture of such a hand that day, then you will win £66 credited to your account.
Best of all, if there is no winner on any day, then the prize will roll over and build up into a larger prize for one lucky person to win. There is no need to opt in to this promotion, though you do need to follow Sky Poker on Twitter or Facebook (or both) in order to post your picture and attempt to win the £66 prize if the stated cards come up in that order.
That’s not all that is on offer at Sky Poker however as every day throughout the World Cup from 12th June until the 13th July, there will be a Cup Frenzy Freeroll starting at 7pm with registration for the event open from 6pm.
To qualify for the freeroll, you need to have earned at least 25 Sky Poker points within 24 hours of the freeroll and have at least £10 in your Sky Poker account in order to participate. Each day there will be one of a number of prizes available for lucky winners of the freeroll including 42” LED SMART TVs, iPad Airs, a Playstation 4 with FIFA 2014 game, Spirit Classic 2 burner gas barbecue, an SLR camera with lens kit and much more.
A 50% cash equivalent is also available if the winner prefers cash rather than their prize. The action starts at 6pm each day of the World Cup with registration opening and the freeroll will see cards in the air at 7pm each day.
If you are a Sky Poker player then you can take full advantage of two other great offers, the first of this being a fantastic money back offer if you make a bet prior to the tournament beginning on which team will win the World Cup.
If you back a team to win the World Cup outright and your team fails, but Brazil wins the tournament then you will get your bet back as a free bet. There’s no catch, no need to enter a code.
Simply make your choice of tournament winner on Sky Bet, place a bet of between £5 and £25 on the outright winner before the first game kicks off on Thursday 12th June (8pm) and your bet will qualify.
Lastly, as a Sky Poker customer you can enter Sky Super 6 World Cup prediction game completely free of charge and give yourself a chance at winning a £100,000 prize.
Use your Sky Poker log in to access the Super 6 site and then simply predict the results of the six games shown. Predict all six right and you could win £100,000. There is a tie break in the event of two players both predicting the six scores correctly (though this is unlikely to be required).
If nobody predicts six scores correctly, then the player who predicts the most scores correctly and wins the tie breaker (if required) will win £5,000. This promotion is completely free to enter and will run several times throughout the duration of the World Cup.