$50 Sit & Go special Edition (SE)

Partypoker has launched a sit & go 3 handed SNG Hero WITHOUT bounty. There is nothing on the website yet, but we will have something up in the next few days. The terms on SNG Hero apply, only difference there is no bounty. A lot of players have been asking for a $50 level. We have been listening to the feedback, and that’s what we’ve done.

 

We are calling it: $50 Sit & Go special Edition (SE)

Slabs are as they were:

Multiplier Frequency In Probability 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
12000 1 1000000 0.0000010000 $ 500,040.00  $ 49,980.00  $   49,980.00
240 30 1000000 0.0000300000 $   10,000.80  $      999.60  $         999.60
120 75 1000000 0.0000750000 $     5,000.40  $      499.80  $         499.80
25 1000 1000000 0.0010000000 $     1,250.00
10 5000 1000000 0.0050000000 $         500.00
6 75000 1000000 0.0750000000 $         300.00
4 229506 1000000 0.2295060000 $         200.00
2 689388 1000000 0.6893880000 $         100.00
Please read carefully for important news.
PokerStars excited to announce that later this summer – as early as July – they will be launching Stars Rewards, a new rewards program. This program offers an exciting, personalised gaming experience that rewards players for their real money play. We offer a variety of options, including poker, casino and sports (where available). We want to be sure that you can make every game count.

With Stars Rewards you earn points that give you Chests filled with a variety of rewards personalised to the games you like to play. Every Chest offers you the chance at winning a big prize! The more you play, the bigger the Chests you’ll receive. You can also earn double points via daily boosts. Here’s a glimpse at what it will look like.

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When Stars Rewards launch, the rewards you receive are based on the new mechanics of the program.  VIP statuses and the rewards associated with the current VIP Club program will be discontinued.  You’ll receive the full prorated value of your current VIP Step when the new program launches.

We’ll be in touch soon with more news about how you can make the most of Stars Rewards.

Betfair Poker €10,000 Rake Race

Betfair Poker is giving away €10k in an exclusive Rake Race. €9,000 will be split across the top 20 players and the remaining €1,000 will be allocated to an all-in freeroll that the top 50 players will qualify for (see below for details). All you need to do is play any form of Poker during June and for every €1 of rake or fee you’ll receive 25 status points. The more points you earn the higher up the leader board you go and if you finish top you’ll win €2,000 in cash!

Key Terms:
1. Only Betfair .COM and .DK customers are eligible for this promotion.
2. This promotion begins at 00:00:01 on 01/06/2017 and ends on 30/06/2017 23:59:59
3. Prizes are paid out within three working days of the end of the promotional period

More details

 

Once again, we at 888poker are changing the game!

Last year, 888poker introduced BLAST events, which are super-turbo Texas hold’em sit and goes played four-handed.  Traditionally our BLAST events have lasted 5 minutes, but now we’re introducing Fast BLAST tournaments where the timer runs out after just 2 minutes!

Fast Blast is convenient for you!

This means you could play approximately 15 (!) games in the same amount of time it’d take you to do the dishes.
It’s the perfect option for those players who feel the need for speed!

Check out what you can do in 2 min or even less + additional information here.

Partypoker Ambassador Patrick Leonard hosts the new Diamond Club VIP Program

Partypoker is proud to launch the Diamond Club, the top VIP level for the new Cashback Loyalty Program. Last week new partypoker Chairman Mike Sexton outlined ten commitments he’d like to deliver for the poker community. His aim is to “reward players who start games and keep the action going”. The Diamond VIP Club will do just this, rewarding its members with at least 50% rakeback plus other VIP bonuses.

To be eligible, players must commit to earning 100,000 points [$100,000] over a 12 month period across any poker game type including MTTs, Ring Games, Fast Forward, SNG HERO and STTs. Players will receive their normal weekly cashback every Monday into their online account.  The additional cashback and VIP Bonuses are paid once players achieve the agreed 12 month points target. Should a player achieve their target in less than 12 months, the extra Diamond Club Cashback and benefits will be paid out as soon as the player reaches the points target.  Lastly, Members receive dedicated 24/7 Skype Customer Support from the Diamond Club team.

Welcome to Stars Rewards!

I’m happy to announce that this summer we will be launching Stars Rewards, our new rewards program. Stars Rewards is an integrated rewards program that will offer an exciting, personalised gaming experience that rewards players for their play in poker, casino, and sports (where available) making every game count.

Stars Rewards gives you Chests that offer a variety of rewards, all personalised to the games that you like to play. You can open Chests as soon as you earn them – or collect them and open when it best suits you. Every Chest offers you the chance at winning a huge prize, no matter what type of player you are.

This video gives you a glimpse into what it will look like.

Stars Rewards Overview

Excitement: Stars Rewards is designed to create excitement with a variety of rewards with randomized values. The more you play, the bigger the Chests.

Big top prizes: Every time you open a Chest there’s a chance that you win a big top prize. It might be $1,000 in cold hard cash, 1,000,000 StarsCoin, or a PokerStars Championship package worth thousands of dollars or, if you are a sports bettor, a big bet for an upcoming match. The top prizes will be changing on an ongoing basis, but every Chest for every player gives you the chance at a big prize.

Personalised rewards: Chests will offer a variety of rewards including StarsCoin, free sports bets, tournament tickets, casino instant bonuses, and more, all personalised to reflect your gameplay. For example, a tournament player will predominantly receive tournament money or tournament tickets, whereas a sports-bettor would receive free bets. You will also earn StarsCoin from Chests, and will continue to be able to redeem them in the store at the same rate for cash rebates, tickets, merchandise, and more.

Fasttrack your progress: You will be able to double the speed you make progress for a short period each session you play via ‘boosts’, designed to reward players who play more frequently and play in consecutive days.

We will be launching Stars Rewards first in Denmark later this month, with Italy planned shortly thereafter, and most other markets planned for later this summer. We will notify players via email when we are close to launching in each market.

partypoker announces Brazilian actor Bruno Gagliasso as new ambassador

 

Partypoker has agreed a new sponsorship deal with Brazilian superstar Bruno Gagliasso. The new face of partypoker for Brazil will join ambassador Joao Simao.  Furthermore, they will play live across Latin America and online on partypoker.

The Brazilian actor began his career at a young age.  As a result, he has now become a Brazilian sensation staring in TV series, films and theatre.

In addition, The keen poker player away from the camera will come back to the tables playing on the new partypoker LIVE circuit and regularly online including the $300,000 guaranteed weekly SundayTitle Fight.

How do people feel about Bruno joining the team?

Bruno Gagliasso said: “joining the partypoker team alongside Joao brings me great excitement. I have played poker for many years and I enjoy playing. This opportunity to represent partypoker is really appealing to me so I jumped at it and I can’t wait to get back to the tables.”

Managing Director Tom Waters said: “Welcoming Bruno to the party poker team is an honour. Having Bruno on board alongside Joao to represent partypoker in the Brazilian market is a dream team! We look forward to working with Bruno to grow partypoker and support the Brazilian poker community.”

Finally, partypoker ambassador Joao Simao said: “I am thrilled to have Bruno agree to join me at partypoker. I’ve known him for many years and when I partnered with partypoker I knew that he would be the perfect representative to work with me on the journey to make poker in our country enjoyable for everyone.”

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.