The July 2012 Lock Poker Battle of the Ronin has begun. Each month Lock Poker runs the Battle of the Ronin, a month long contest with more than $1 million in cash prizes.
The full name of the competition is the Lock Poker Battle of the Ronin Rake Chase, and it’s those added last two words that tell you exactly what you need to do excel in this race: earn points by paying rake.
You already eanr VIP Points every time you participate in a real money cash game hand at Lock Poker because the site takes a small percentage, called the rake, out from each pot. To compensate players for this cut of their pot that goes to the house, Lock Poker awards players who pay into that rake VIP Points. And in the Battle of the Ronin Rake Chase, cash prizes are awarded to the players who earn the most VIP Points this way over the course of one month’s time.
Best of all, you’re not competing against other players in this rake chase, only against the clock to reach the highest level of target points you can. Each time you reach a new, higher target level of points, Lock Poker will award you a cash prize. You get your first prize of $1.50 for earning 70 points. Earn 56,000 points and you get a $7,500 cash award. What’s more, these awards are cumulative, so by the time you’ve reached that 56,000 points mark and earned that final $7,500 prize, you’ve cumulatively earned $45,142.
But there are only a set number of prizes available at each level, so you’d better hurry.
One of the most popular and rewarding regular promotions at Lock Poker is the Battle of the Ronin, a month long points race with more than $1 million in cash prizes. And right now, the site is reminding players, is the time to gear up for the June 2012 event.
The Lock Poker Battle of the Ronin Rake Chase offers 2,900 individual cash prizes divided amongst 35 prize levels, for a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $1,000,000. To earn as many of these prizes as you can, simply earn as many VIP points as you can by playing at Lock Poker’s real money cash game and tournament tables.
That’s the best part of the Lock Poker Battle of the Ronin Rake Chase: that you’re only chasing the clock (or calendar, in this case) and not your fellow player. That gives every player equal chance to win the maximum $45,000 top prize. Earn 100 points to get your first prize of $1.50. All cash prizes are credited to player accounts as soon as they reach the required number of points. Earn 8,000 points to get all 35 prizes for the $45,000 total.
The only limitation to be aware of is that there is only a certain number of prizes at each level. At the first level, for example, there are 400 prizes of $1.50 up for grabs. But there are only 4 prizes of $7,500 available at the 8,000 point level. So in that sense, you are competing against time and your fellow player to nab those limited cash prizes.
All cash deposited into player accounts from this contest have no play through requirements and may be withdrawn as cash as of 7 days after being deposited.
In the matter of just three weeks Lock Poker has become a giant in the online poker arena. It’s estimated that they have already signed roughly 20% of US online poker players that were affected by Black Friday. They have gone from an irrelevant online poker site to the biggest thanks to the US Government and an aggressive marketing plan.
As Lock Poker spokesperson recently said in an interview, “Someone around the office commented today that it was like Lock Poker executives hitting the lottery, but it’s more along the lines of them winning every lottery drawing held in the United States so far this year.”
“Overnight this company has gone from an unknown to a household name like Sony or Coca Cola, and they haven’t spent a single penny in advertising dollars to do it. It may be the greatest business success story ever…and there’s been some big ones in our time.”
The main reasons for their rapid growth can be attributed to a massive 200% up to $1200 first deposit bonus as well as unique promotions like the Battle of the Ronin and the Bluff Pro Challenge.
Lock Poker has also been busy signing up the world’s best young poker pros like Jose”Girah” Macedo, Eric Lynch, Brett Jungblut, Wesley “Aumnicient” Clark and John “Reraz0r” Law.
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