Betfair Poker Bonus
Betfair Poker welcomes new players to the Betfair Poker room by offering a ’New Player Pack’ with several valuable components which introduce players to all aspects of online poker and makes the new Player Pack at Betfair Poker one of the most lucrative sign up packages in the industry. This pack includes a generous bonus scheme which gives players a 200% New Player Bonus of up to $2000 released in $5 increments within a maximum period of 90 days from the date of registering your new account with a Betfair Poker nickname. Players begin to earn status points automatically from playing in real money ring games and tournaments with the accumulating status points visible in the poker client. For every ’block’ of 335 status points, you will see $5 released into your real money poker account. If you deposit $1,000 first time around to your new Betfair Poker account you will have a $2,000 bonus to redeem from a pending account in the 90 day period which will require 134,000 status points in total. The bonus can be partially redeemed and the remaining bonus falls away at the end of 90 days so you always receive what you played for.
The second part of the New Player Pack consists of 5 X $1 Sit & Go tournament tokens which you can claim under the ‘Exclusive’ tab in the poker lobby. This gives players 5 opportunities to get familiar with the thrilling fast paced Sit & Go tournament format which doesn’t require pre-registration or forward planning. In addition to the Sit & Go tokens, players are given 4 X $250 freeroll tournament entry tokens which must be used within 30 days of registering the new account. There are 4 weekly ‘Welcome’ freerolls held at 8.30 pm CET on Monday,Wednesday, Friday and Sunday giving new players valuable experience in an online tournament environment and a chance to win free cash for their poker bankrolls. Each of these Welcome freerolls has a $2500 chip starting stack with the blinds rising every 10 minutes and the amount of money paid to each top placed finisher is calculated using the standard multi-table tournament payout structure which is fair.
The New Player Pack also includes a unique element which gives new players at Betfair Poker a taster of the superb casino games that are accessible directly from the poker tables without leaving a tournament or ring game. Every new player receives a $5 free bet to wager on any of the 70 side games which include Blackjack, Roulette, arcade games and thrilling slots games. The $5 is returned to your account once the bet on the game is completed. To enter the side bet promo you need to go to Casino games in ‘my account’ and introduce the promo code ‘MINIGAMES’. The final element of the hugely comprehensive New Player Pack is a free tournament ticket to the monthly VIP Club Bonanza tournament where players normally enter with just 20 VPPs earned from playing real money poker at Betfair. The Bonanza Tournament is held on the last Sunday of the month at 5pm GMT making it a reasonable time to round off a good weekend. The prizes are outstanding as they include VIP tickets to high profile sporting events, top quality branded merchandize and free tournament tickets with huge prizefunds.
Betfair has a single wallet policy so you can log into your Betfair Poker account when you go to the Sportsbetting Exchange and use funds from your poker wallet and vice versa.
Extra Bonus from the Betfair Poker VIP Club
All new players are eligible for membership of the Betfair Poker VIP Club which rewards players on a monthly basis with extra cash. The Betfair Poker VIP Club is giving up to 40 % value back and ensures continuing excellent value for players after their sign up bonus is cleared. The VIP Club rewards players with VIP points which are calculated by multiplying status points earned by playing cash poker games or tournaments by a specified multiplier on each VIP level.
There are 10 Monthly VIP levels beginning with number 1, which requires 0 status points, level 2 requiring 20 SPs, level 3 needing 100 SPs, level 4 needing 500 SPs, Level 5 requiring 1500 SPs, Level 6 needing 4,000 SPs, Level 7 requiring 10,000 SPs, level 8 needing 15,000 SPs, Level 9 requiring 20,000 SPs and level 10 needing 30,000 SPs. The additional 3 Elite levels are calculated with another formula based on three months of status point earnings. Every VIP level has a specific multiplier for converting status points to VIP points making it very rewarding to keep the VIP points rather than cashing them in fast. Players can opt to convert VPPs to cash in the poker client with the cashout feature where $1 is given as cash for every 300 VIP Points converted.
A huge advantage that new players get from being enrolled in the Betfair VIP Club is the substantial extra value added to the Betfair Poker sign up bonus from status points earned during the clearing period, bringing the value back level to an unprecedented 45-65 %.
Betfair Poker Overview
Betfair Poker is registered and licensed in the EU Island of Malta which is a reputable gaming jurisdiction. Betfair Poker is part of the Betfair Group which employs 2,000 people worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Betfair Poker operates on the iPoker Network bringing many players to the Betfair Poker room 24 hours a days. Betfair was launched in the year 2000 and is best known for its Sports Betting Exchange. Millions of bets are made daily on the sports betting exchange and many Betfair sports book enthusiasts drop by the poker room regularly.
This means that Betfair Poker has a constant flow of inexperienced players in its poker room benefitting all players on the network. Betfair has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise twice and continues to build on its international reputation for integrity and innovation.
Betfair Poker Games
Players will find all the popular round table poker games at Betfair Poker offered from the microstakes level all the way up to big stakes for the high rollers with different formats to choose from such as Heads High, Six handed or Nine Handed poker games. The most popular games are No Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha where a huge number of tables are running constantly.
However you will find plenty of tables of Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card and 7 Card Stud as well as 5 Card Draw running in the poker room. Betfair Poker policy is not to take any rake if no flop has been seen and to take rake on every hand of between 1% and 5% depending on the size of the pot.
Betfair Poker Tournaments
Betfair Poker schedules a huge number of daily tournaments throughout the week and 5 lucrative Sunday tournaments with the $200,000 Sunday Special attracting a huge number of players. You can find the scheduled tournaments under the tournament tab along with special promotional tournaments and cash games under the promotions tab. More than $7.5 million in prize money is guaranteed in the Betfair Poker tournaments every month and with iconic online poker tournaments like the iPOPS poker series you will be able to enter satellite tournaments for as little as $1.
Betfair Poker Customer Support
You can contact Betfair Poker about any problems or general enquiries 24 hours a day by tweet, e-mail addressed to email@example.com or call the help desk at +44 208 834 8060. A full list of telephone numbers can be found on the home page.