BLAST Poker has been wildly successful on 888poker since they were added to our stable of poker games earlier last year.

The four-handed Sit & Go format may be simple but the prizes that can be won certainly are not!

With that in mind, we have decided to up the ante!

BLAST Poker just got better!

We’re introducing some awesome new features to our BLAST poker games.

Here’s what’s in store:

BLAST to the top!
A new $5 buy-in Tournament where you could win a ticket to our Top Tier tournaments.
Right now, you could win a $1,050 Main Event ticket to our smokin’ new XL Inferno Series!
Fast BLAST!
A fast paced new $1 Tournament where the timer runs out after just 2 minutes – for players with the need for speed!
$1,000,000 BLAST off!
A $100 Tournament where you could win your share of a staggering $1,000,000!

Partypoker brings back rakeback

Starting May 22nd, 2017, partypoker will launch the new, improved, simple loyalty program giving up to 40% rakeback each week.

Players will earn points playing on partypoker, receiving 1 point for every $1 of rake generated. Additionally, after earning a minimum of 25 points, players will start to receive cashback. The more points collected, the higher the rakeback percentage. Finally, Cash is paid directly into partypoker player accounts every Monday.

The partypoker Cashback loyalty points, tiers and percentages are as follows:

Points Loyalty Payment %
25 $5.00 20%
50 $10.00 20%
75 $15.00 20%
100 $20.00 20%
150 $37.50 25%
200 $50.00 25%
250 $62.50 25%
300 $75.00 25%
350 $87.50 25%
400 $100.00 25%
450 $112.50 25%
500 $125.00 25%
600 $180.00 30%
700 $210.00 30%
800 $240.00 30%
900 $270.00 30%
1000 $300.00 30%
1200 $480.00 40%
1400 $560.00 40%
1600 $640.00 40%
1800 $720.00 40%
2000 $800.00 40%
thereafter 40% for every 200 points earned
Palladium Elite VIP – invite only

Partypoker continues to listen to its players, an make changes based on their needs

partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said: “The new, significantly improved loyalty scheme is straightforward and offers regular cashback to players. I recognised that the existing loyalty store was complicated and confusing for some players. So, we decided to replace the store with a simple and rewarding rakeback scheme.  We will deliver cashback into players accounts every week. The new scheme was designed in consultation with a large group of players. I hope that we have delivered a rakeback program that will suitably reward our loyal players.

Lastly, partypoker Ambassador Patrick Leonard said: “This is a huge improvement for partypoker which I have been championing for a long time. I made sure that all the feedback I received from the poker playing community was passed on to partypoker to ensure we were given a simple and fair reward system that gives players exactly what we are looking for.”

Online poker giant reveals its future ambitions for 2017 and beyond

The world’s 2nd largest online poker brand, 888poker, has launched a long term strategy under the bold new banner of ‘Taking Back the Game’, accompanied by a brand new TV campaign which will air on 11/05/2017.

As a huge influencer in a fast-evolving market, the 888poker site is celebrated for its on-going commitment to supporting and enriching the experience of its players.

888poker was the first to recognize a desire for change. Citing a growing sense of frustration from players due to the direction in which the industry is developing; uneven matches, slow games and disproportionate VIP bonuses. The online poker room have now made it their mission to change this. 888 wants their players to have a poker game worth playing.

888poker is, essentially, ‘Taking back the Game’ on behalf of the players.

Working towards this goal over the past year, 888poker has already launched a number of initiatives aimed at rekindling online poker players’ enthusiasm and love of the game, including:

  • The launch of a unique loyalty program which offers its recreational players a more beneficial structure and rewards system.
  • Exciting and original promotions which offer all players, no matter their skill level the chance to win more cash and prizes. For example, this year’s hugely popular ‘Treasure Quest’. It requires players to complete daily challenges in order to reach the end of an online game board.
  • Exceptional, innovative and quick-paced poker variants to enhance players’ game experience. The extremely popular ‘BLAST’ poker is just one example of this – and players can expect some other exciting developments in this area very soon!
  • As exclusive sponsors of the World Series of Poker, the largest online poker event in the world, for the third year running, 888poker has made the WSOP more accessible to its players. This year 888poker will send over 250 players to Vegas through its online satellite tournaments and promotions, which offer buy-ins starting from just 1 cent.
Several other initiatives and projects are also expected to be announced in the coming months.

SVP Head of B2C at 888Holdings, Itai Pazner, spoke enthusiastically about the poker site’s ground-breaking new approach:
“For many years, 888poker has been celebrated as a platform which welcomes members from all different levels of experience and ability; a place to call home for recreational and professional players alike.
‘Taking back the game’ is about going one step further for our players; it’s about moving forwards, not backwards. We are shaping the future of online poker so that our players have a better experience.
We have a clear and positive picture of how we see 888poker developing over the next few years. Both online and offline, I personally can’t wait to see 888poker transform and revolutionize the way online poker is played!”

A TV, VOD, pre-roll and digital display campaign will launch this new strategy.  #Buzzkills, a campaign calling out all these negative elements about online poker and highlighting the changes that 888poker has made to create a more enjoyable game for a more diverse community of players.

Four 30 second ads channel the frustrations players feel as ‘What a Buzzkill’ and reveal 888poker’s solutions – less waiting, more playing; fairer games; better chance of winning and exciting promotions for everyone, encapsulated in the endline: ‘888poker. Taking Back the Game’.

888poker will continue to develop its exciting new initiatives in the coming year. Furthermore, introducing a number of additional promotions and projects to further its ambitions for 2017. Watch this space!

Check out our new film which highlights 888poker’s new vision:

For English – click here
German – click here
For Portuguese – click here
Spanish – click here
For Russian – click here

To view the new #Buzzkills campaign, click here.

UPDATE!

Centrolls Added to Powerfest Schedule

PartyPoker has decided to add the following centrolls which are country specific. Furthermore, they run daily at 20.00 local time to EACH COUNTRY.

The table below shows which countries we are running these with number of seat awarded per day. Runs Monday to Saturday.

These cent rolls will be called “Country name powerfest freeroll to $1M”

Cents rolls:

Country Daily Seats for $1M cents
Canada 10
United Kingdom 10
Germany 10
Russian Federation 10
Poland 5
Brazil 5
Ukraine 2
Netherlands 2
Hungary 2
Belarus 2
Ireland 2
Austria 2

Lastly, This is a great opportunity for new depositing players to take on the big guarantees!

888poker welcomes PKR players with a Special Double Free-roll to all new players

We at 888poker really value our players. In fact, the 888poker community is like a family. It’s our mantra to always keep our players informed even when things don’t go according to plan.

Our reliable and advanced poker software is a big part of our appeal. We are dedicated to keeping our players online and entertained.

That’s why we’re planning something very special for our “family” this Sunday. It’s two exclusive free tournaments for all eligible new players, including PKR players who have not had access to the site and their accounts for more than 48 hours. More info here [link to news article]

It’s all happening on May 6 and 7.

Here are the details: –

Name: Welcome to 888poker
Dates: 6/5 and 7/5/2017
Time: 18:00 GMT
Where: Tournaments restricted tab
GTD: $2,500 each

Great Safe Place to Play

We are one the largest online poker networks with an easily recognizable brand.Our primary goal is to provide players with a safe and reliable place to play.

While we host a traditional mix of poker games – such as Texas Hold’em and Omaha, our site also features PokerCam tables, which brings the excitement of live poker to the online world!

 Generous Poker Tournament Guarantees

In addition to our free games, we have some of the best poker tournament series online. Coming up in a few days is our re-branded XL Championship Series. First up is the $7,500,000 XL Inferno Championships. The series will feature an unprecedented 197 events and run from Sunday, May 7 through Sunday, May 21.

In the meantime, enjoy our two special Free-rolls courtesy of one of the most trusted poker sites on the web.

Bet365 Hat Trick Challenge

Throughout May bet365 are giving players the chance to become a hat-trick hero and net themselves a share of prizes worth over €100,000!

Players can take a choice of two daily challenges to get rewarded. Players can score goals to gain entry to daily €500 and €1.000 All-In Shootout freerolls.

They can then complete a hat-trick to get Cash Game tickets and General Tournament tickets.

As well as the above players can tackle weekly tasks to enter a €10,000 All-In Shootout every Sunday.

Significant Terms

  • Promotion runs from 00:00 GMT on 1st May 2017 until 19:59 GMT on 4th June 2017. The promotion has daily qualifying periods which run from 00:00 GMT until 23:59 GMT each day. However, the  final one runs from 00:00 GMT until 18:59 GMT on 4th June 2017. The promotion has weekly qualifying periods which run from 20:00 GMT each Sunday until 19:59 GMT the following Sunday with the exception of the first one, which runs from 00:00 GMT on Monday 1st May 2017 until 19:59 GMT on Sunday 7th May 2017.
  • In order for play to contribute towards mission completion, you must press the relevant Start button, located in the Missions section, within the relevant qualifying period.
  • Complete any mission within the corresponding qualifying period to get the relevant reward. For details, see relevant missions below.
  • The €1,000 Hat-trick Challenge freeroll takes place at 19:00 GMT daily. The €500 Hat-trick Challenge freeroll takes place at 19:30 GMT daily. The €10,000 Hat-trick Challenge freeroll takes place at 20:00 GMT on the following dates: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th May 2017 and 4th June 2017. For details, see Full Terms and Conditions below.
  • Tournament Tickets for entry to a freeroll can be used to enter any relevant freeroll. Furthermore, If unused, expire once registration for the final relevant event closes.
  • General Tournament Tickets can be used to enter any Scheduled tournament or Sit & Go with the corresponding buy-in amount and, if unused, expire 14 days after being credited.
  • Cash Game Tickets can only be used on real money cash tables which contain the word ‘Premium’ in the table name via the Poker software. If unused, Cash Game Tickets expire 14 days after they are credited. For details, see Full Terms and Conditions below.

 

Be Apart of the Biggest Powerfest in History

Think you rock at poker? Here’s your chance to put on the performance of a lifetime! Showcase your talent and enter the biggest Powerfest in history with 17 days of action, 301 events and over $20 million prize pool guaranteed.

The headliners:

A huge choice of tournaments
Bounty tournaments, rebuys, re-entries, turbos and many more! Buy-ins from a mere $5.50 and qualifiers from as little as $0.01 – we are giving you the chance to get the most out of Powerfest!
Check out the ‘Schedule’ tab for more info.

Main Event Satellites
Win your way into the biggest events from just $22 as we are running various satellites from 07.05. to 21.05.2017. Check out the ‘Schedule’ tab for more info.

Powerfest Missions
Start your Powerfest Missions to score Powerfest entries from 01.05. to 20.05.2017!

Check out the ‘Missions tab’ for more info.

Deposit Bonus
To help you prove your poker prowess, we’re giving a full 100% deposit bonus worth up to $500 from 07.05. to 21.05.2017. Use the deposit code “FESTM17” and get ready for the biggest Powerfest ever!

partypoker loyalty store sale starts today

10% off tournament tickets plus more in the partypoker loyalty store sale

partypoker is launching a new and improved loyalty program in May 2017. In preparation for the launch, we are offering a loyalty store sale in the existing points store for a limited time only. Giving players the opportunity to use their points for less.

The loyalty store sale includes discounted tickets, extended expiry dates and more chances to buy cash.

Discounted tickets

10% off all partypoker current tournament ticket offerings.

  Current Ticket Price Discounted Ticket Price
Ticket Name Palladium Gold Silver Bronze Palladium Gold Silver Bronze
$5.50 Jab 185 166
$22 Contender 220 300 600   198 270 540  
$215 Title Fight 1720 1548
$109 Upper Cut 1000 1500 3000   900 1350 2700  
$530 Ticket 4500 7000     4050 6300    

Extended expiry dates

During the sale, players will have the chance to buy tickets valued at $109 and $215. The expiry dates extend from the standard 30 days to 180 days.

More chances to buy cash

Players can buy $500 cash twice a week, this is double the current limit of once a week..

Tournament Dollars

The addition of a wide variety of tournament dollars to give players the best value in the partypoker Loyalty Store.

Sit & Go Hero Tickets

Opportunity to purchase $20 and $100 Sit & Go Hero tickets, with the chance to win $1.1 million!

Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters said: “Players do not have long to wait for the new and significantly improved partypoker loyalty program. We have been reviewing our loyalty program for a while and after listening to players feedback I feel we have really be able to create a product that will reward everyone. We also wanted to give players the opportunity to use their existing loyalty points and receive great value through the store sale”.

Bet365 Announces Suited Connectors

Throughout April right up until June 4th bet365 are giving the players the chance to win their share of over €65,000 when dealt suited connectors. 

Be dealt suited connectors to enter daily €1,000 ‘All-In’ Shootout freerolls. Players can then book their seat in €10,000 ‘All-In’ Shootout freerolls by completing weekly missions.

Players can get an additional weekly Tournament Ticket when you complete a further mission.

All players need to do is press the Start button in the Missions section before completing any task. Details can be found in the Missions section within the Poker software. Once credited with a Tournament Ticket, make sure you register for your chosen freeroll.

Significant Terms

  • Promotion runs from 00:00 GMT on 3rd April 2017 until 19:59 GMT on 30th April 2017. Daily qualifying periods run from 00:00 GMT until 23:59 GMT each day except for the final one. Weekly qualifying periods run from 20:00 GMT each Sunday until 19:59 GMT the following Sunday except for the first one. For exceptions, see Full Terms and Conditions below.
  • In order for play to contribute towards mission completion, you must press the relevant Start button, located in the Missions section, within the relevant qualifying period.
  • Complete any mission within the corresponding qualifying period to get the relevant Tournament Ticket. For details, see relevant Missions table below.
  • The €1,000 Premium Suits freerolls take place at 19:00 GMT daily. The €10,000 Premium Suits freerolls take place at 20:00 GMT on the following dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th April 2017. For details, see Full Terms and Conditions below.
  • Required hole cards are stated in the table below and must be dealt on No Limit Hold’em cash tables.
  • Tournament Tickets for entry to a freeroll can be used to enter any relevant freeroll and, if unused, expire once registration for the final relevant freeroll closes.

partypoker sign Johnny Lodden as newest ambassador

partypoker announces their newest ambassador deal with professional poker player Johnny Lodden. He has been playing since he was 18 years old. The now 31-year old is a poker legend, and his first live cash dates back to the St Maartens Open in 2004. Well known for his  final tables on the European Poker Tour, including two in Monte Carlo. In total, Johnny Lodden has $2,618,521 in live tournament winnings.

Johnny Lodden’s 22 cashes in EPT Main Events is more than any other player.  Now he takes on a new venture in the partypoker LIVE tour.

Johnny Lodden excited to work with partypoker!

The newest partypoker ambassador Johnny Lodden said “partypoker has always been one of the world’s largest poker sites and it is an honour for me to be part of their team. It was important for me to sign with a company that believes in their poker product and their mission.  John Duthie, new President of partypoker LIVE, ensures their commitment to the game. That is something I am excited to be part of.”

Joining him at partypoker is Thomas Udness who will head partypoker in the Nordic markets. Thomas Udness has been instrumental in the legalization process for poker in Norway, and was responsible for the first two legal Norwegian Championships of Poker held in Norway.

I am humble and proud to be given the opportunity to head partypoker in the Nordics, it is also amazing to once again be working with Johnny Lodden. He is a poker legend both in and outside of the Nordics and is a player that is highly respected around the world. Together we are already looking at how we can to give players great poker experiences both live and online”, said Thomas Udness.

Partypoker is ready to tackle Nordic marketplace

Managing Director of partypoker, Tom Waters said “We are looking to establish ourselves in the Nordic market. Thomas and Johnny are the perfect people to help us achieve our goals. Johnny will fit perfectly into the team as he shares our beliefs and aspirations. Thomas, highly experienced, brings an extensive local knowledge to the team. He will work with Johnny to build awareness of partypoker events, both live and online, in the Nordic markets”. 

partypoker MILLIONS will be Johnny Lodden’s first tournament as partypoker Ambassador. The tournament, played at Dusk Till Dawn, showcases in Nottingham April 16th – 23rd. Lastly, the tournament has a fantastic £6,000,000 guarantee with £1 million for the winner.