Betfair Poker Promotions, Offers and Bonus Codes
Sign Up Bonus: Sign up at Betfair Poker and you can choose your own level of Sign-up bonus and each level has a Bonus Code and an Expiry time. The available selection is as follows:
$2,500 Bonus has a 'Release Rate' of $500 for every 7,000 player points earned and the offer expires in 60 days. Use Bonus Code WELCOME2500
$1,000 Bonus has a 'Release Rate' of $100 for every 1,000 player points earned and the offer expires in 60 days. Use Bonus Code WELCOME1000
$500 Bonus has a 'Release Rate' of $25 for every 225 player points earned and the offer expires in 60 days. Use Bonus Code WELCOME500
$250 Bonus has a 'Release Rate' of $10 for every 80 player points earned and the offer expires in 60 days. Use Bonus Code WELCOME250
$50 Bonus has a 'Release Rate' of $5 for every 40 player points earned and the offer expires in 90 days. Use Bonus Code WELCOME50
Player Points: Player Points are earned by players simply by playing real money in tournaments and cash games. For tournaments, Player Points are awarded at the end of the tournament and 5 points are awarded for every dollar in rake. For example: by participating in a $5+0.50 tournament a player will receive 2.5 Player Points.
For cash games, Player Points are awarded based on the rake that is contributed to each pot. 3.25 Player Points are awarded for every dollar contributed in rake.
$2,500 Welcome FREEROLL: New players signing up at Betfair Poker can get a FREE ticket to the Betfair $2,500 Welcome Freeroll where they can win a share of $2,500 in added money and tournament tickets.
Name: Betfair $2,500 Welcome Freeroll
Date: Every first and third Thursday of the month.
Time: 19:15 UK Time (20:15 CET).
Buy-in: $0, Open to all new players.
Prizes: $2,500 in cash and tournament tickets
Starting stack: 2,000
Blind increase: 10 minutes
Maximum number of players: 4,000
Freeroll Tournaments: Betfair Poker's Cash Splash $8K, is an exclusive freerolls and added money tournaments running 7 days a week. A Tournament schedule can be found on the poker room displaying the hourly start time, Tourno Name, Buy-in details and Added Cash values.
Leaderboard Competitions: Betfair Poker run regular leaderboard competitions, such as Raked Hands Reloaded where players can compete for a share of a huge bonus, which can be as high as $50,000. The competitions take the form of players with the most Raked Hands in the Gold, Silver or Bronze Leaderboards during the promotion win the prize pool.
Grinder Competitions: Betfair Poker run regular grinder competitions, such as Natural Born Grinders where players have 8 weeks to amass as many player points as they can. The casino takes a players best four weeks' scores to determine their Leaderboard ranking. The prize pool for these competition can typically be $60,000!
Weekly Skill and Go: A prize pool of $10,000 is awarded to the top 50 places in this new kind of Sit & Go leaderboard. The SKILL & GO Leaderboards run from Friday to Thursday and points are awarded earned at stakes of $25 and below. The point award formula can be viewed at the casino.
Betfair Poker Games
Games Available: There is a great selection of poker games available
• Texas Hold'em
• Pot Limit Omaha
• Omaha High/Low
• 7 Card Stud
• 7 Card Stud High/Low
• 5 Card Draw
Game Options: There are some good game options at Betfair Poker and enough variety and choice to satisfy all levels and types of online poker player.
Cash Games - Cash tables start running as soon as there are two or more players active at the table. Simpoly visit the Cash Games Lobby and look for an empty seat at any of the tables. You can 'jumpp' into an existing game that has a seat free or sit down at a completely empty table and wait for other players to join you. Cash Games are simply games where the chips on the table represent their cash value. The blinds stay at exactly the same level, and you can re-buy at any point if you drop below a certain number of chips.
Sit and Goes - Small, single table tournaments that run constantly at Betfair Poker are known as Sit and Go's, where all players buy-in for the same amount and receive an equal amount of chips. Play begins and continues until only one player is left remaining and players are paid out on where they finish, not on the amount of chips they have at any given point.
Sit and Go tournaments start the minute that the table is full of players, which generally means that the tournaments typically start very soon after you register, as the small and quick format means that players tend to sign up very quickly.
Multi Table Tournaments - Unlike Sit and Go tournaments which start when a certain number of players have registered, Multi Table Tournaments start at specific times. Multi Table Tournaments are large-scale poker tournaments which can have a virtually unlimited number of players. Everyone buys in for the same fee, and all players receive the same number of chips and participants are split at random across as many tables as necessary. The number of tables slowly shrinks down to one, as players are eliminated one by one. Play continues at the final table until only one player has all the chips in play and players are paid out according to where they finish, not how many chips they have at any given point.
Betfair Poker Download Information:
Download Options: The setup file for Betfair Poker is a 1.33MB download, which takes less than 30 seconds on the average UK broadband connection. There is also no other download required once the main Betfair Poker software has been downloaded and installed. See the Quick Start Guide on the right hand side of this page or visit our Beginners Guide page for more information about downloading and installing software.
System Requirements for the Betfair Poker Download
•Processor: 1 GHz
•Memory: 512 Mbyte
•Graphics card: 4 Mbyte
•Hard drive: 20 Gbyte
•A sound card.
•Windows 2000, XP, Vista or later.
Individual Game Downloads: The only download needed is the main Betfair Poker software, games load in a few seconds.
Betfair Poker No Download Version: Players can play instantly in their browser, but will need to have Java Version 6.0 installed on their computer.
Betfair Poker Player Support: There is 24/7 player support via email, telephone a long with a FAQ's page on the Betfair Poker web site.