Bovada is quickly becoming one of the more talked about online poker sites for United States poker players these days, and it’s for good reason. They offer some great online poker action all over the place, including cash games and great poker tournaments as well. One thing that currently stands out at Bovada poker is their Black Diamond Poker Open. This is a tournament series that the site is running, and it is one that should dominate anything that has run on their site in the past as well! It’ll be made up of some big prize pools and have two main events as well.
There are two different series at the Black Diamond Open, which include the Contender Series and the Championship Series, which are made up of different size buy-ins and different size prize pools as well. The “Contender Series” features buy-ins that are more for recreational players to mid-level players, and it will have a Main Event that features a $25k guarantee, which will be played in the middle of March on the 18th. In total the guaranteed prize pools for this series are made up of around $100k in total prize throughout the series!
As far as the Bovada Poker Championship Series goes, this will start just after the Contender Series. These events are for the mid-level to high stakes poker players, and the Main Event for this series features a $250k guarantee as well. This event will give first place at least a $50k prize and a nice watch worth $5k as well, and the tournament will take place on the 1st of April.
One of the best parts about this event is the fact that people can also win their way into many of the events for as little as $1 through the many satellites that Bovada will be offering. On top of that though, there are also things called “Super Satellite Days” that happen just before each of the two Main Events. These are great ways to be able to get into the big time buy-in tournaments with huge prize pools, without having to pay the full buy-in for the event!
Players at Bovada Poker now have a chance to win a share of $7,500 twice each month. And more, that opportunity comes free of charge. It’s all part of Bovada Poker’s newest ongoing promotion, aptly titled: 15k in Monthly Freerolls
In recent posts, we’ve alerted you to numerous big money-winning opportunities at Bovada Poker, including the Cash PerSuit for the site’s cash ring game players and the $750,000 Guaranteed Bovada Black Diamond Poker Open, running now through April 1, 2012. Now we’ve got another one for you: this a new regular on the Bovada Poker calendar, a pair of monthly freeroll tournaments each promising $7.5k guaranteed in prize money, for a total of $15k in monthly freeroll tournaments.
Rather than accepting cash to buy into the monthly freerolls or the qualifiers awarding seats in them, BovadaPoker is taking Poker Points, or PTS for short. Each $7.5k freeroll has a 1k PTS buy-in. But players can win seats in a $7.5k freeroll for much less. Pay just 25 PTS and enter a daily turbo qualifier, from which the best 15 will advance to the $7.5k freeroll. For 150 PTS, you can play in a sit and go freeroll qualifier, running around the clock, with 6 players per event. Or pay 200 PTS and enter a turbo qualifier, also from which the best 15 players will advance.
The $7.5k freerolls themselves take place on the second and last Saturdays of the month and twenty percent of the playing field gets paid out.
Bovada Poker introduces a brand new online poker tournament series, this one with a $750,000 prize purse. It’s called Bovada Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) and it’s comprised of 52 online poker events in Hold’em, 7 Card Stud and more. It includes shootouts, knockouts, and a wide assortment of other poker and tournament variants.
There are two series’ making up the Bovada Black Diamond Poker Open. Between March 5 and 18 there’s the $100k Guaranteed, lo-to-mid stakes Contender Series and between March 19 and April 1 there’s the $600k Guaranteed mid-to-hi stakes Championship Series. Each series has its own main event: the Contender Series Main Event offers $25k guaranteed and the Championship Series Main Event offers $250k guaranteed. Win the Championship Series Main Event and you’re guaranteed $50,000 cash, at least.
It all starts on March 4, 2012 with a $20k Guaranteed Kick-Off event.
Players can either buy-in directly to these events or win themselves seats through Bovada Poker’s Black Diamond Poker Open Satellite Tournament Series, made up of more than 2,000 satellite qualifiers for BDPO events.
Each BDPO tournament has a path of satellites starting with buy-ins as low as $1 and increasing gradually as the path to the BDPO event shortens.
The complete calendar of all fifty-two Bovada Black Diamond Poker Open tourneys can be found at the Bovada Poker website, while the full satellite calendar can be found in Bovada Poker’s Scheduled Tournament lobby under the Special tab.
Stay tuned later this week for information on another new offering at Bovada Poker, $15k in Monthly Freerolls.
Throughout February, Bovada Poker is running a new promo called Cash Persuit in which players can win an accumulation of prizes, from instant bonuses to a 2012 WSOP trip worth $3k.
Bovada Poker has divided the month of February 2012 into four themed-weeks, each representing a different suit in the deck. The first week, January 30 to February 5, is Diamonds Week. Clubs Week follows, February 6 to 12; then Hearts week, February 13 to 19; and Spades week wraps it all up, February 20 to 26.
Bovada Poker will award each player a bonus of as high as $120, depending on what prize level that player has achieved by the week’s end. Earn $15 or $20 per week at the first level by earning 10 points on 4 or 7 out of 7 days, respectively. Earn $25 or $30 per week at the second level by doing the same with 25 points.
The 2012 WSOP trip worth $3,000 awarded at the drawings includes travel and 2 nights of accommodations for 2, $500 cash for expenses, and certain Bovada hospitality and activity benefits.
The first prize level comes with a ticket into a weekly Cash PerSuit raffle drawing for a trip to the 2012 WSOP. Players at Bovada’s online poker tables who receive a flush in the week’s suit receive a bonus prize of a seat in an exclusive $5,000 Freeroll, one held each week on the Wednesday following the qualifying week, each with a $5k guaranteed prize pool. Only flushes earned in Hold’em count and only hands that include at least one of the player’s hole cards and that reaches a showdown count as well.
Of the many traditions carried over from the now-defunct Bodog Poker to the newly launched Bovada Poker is the monthly King of the Felt promotion.
In Bovada Poker’s King of the Felt promotion, as with the original of the Bodog Poker era, players who place in any Sit and Go tourneys at the site earn a chance for a $1,000 prize in a heads-up battle, as well as $2,500 per week in freeroll tourneys. Eligible players must place (that’s finish in 1st or 2nd) and receive payment from three Bovada Poker sit and go tourneys in a week’s time. That will earn you entry into a weekly drawing for the chance to play heads-up against the current king and win the $1,000 prize. Place in any more sit and gos than that and earn seats in the $2,500 worth of King of the Felt freeroll tourneys. The reigning King of the Felt will play heads-up matches against the contender who wins the raffle drawing each week until, ultimately, unseated, each time winning the $1,000 prize. If a Bovada Poker King of the Felt can win 10 of these heads-up matches in a row, then in addition to the $10,000 in cash that will have won him, he’ll also win a seat in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.
The more times you qualify for an entry in any given week’s contest, the more entries you earn. Each week’s King of the Felt drawing is held at Bovada Poker on the Monday following it.
The operators of Bodog Poker have given the site a complete revamping and the extreme Bodog makeover reveal has occured. The new site is called Bovada and it promises to help you “Raise Your Game”.
Existing Bodog Poker players can log in to Bovada Poker using their same account info. New Bovada Poker players can earn themselves a welcome bonus of up to $1,000 for signing up now. New members also get free entry into a $100K New Player Qualifier.
Part of Bovada Poker’s regular promotional schedule is the weekly King of the Felt contest. All you have to do is place in at least three Sit and Go tournaments in a given week (that’s come in first or second) and you qualify for a chance a $1,000 heads-up grand prize. Here’s how it works: everyone whol places in three Bovada Poker SNGs gets a ticket in a drawing, the winner of which goes up one-on-one against the reigning King of the Felt from the week prior for a $1K winner-takes-all prize. That player then becomes the King of the Felt for the following week’s raffle winner to beat and so on. Each time the reigning King of the Felt wins the crown for another week, he or she gets another $1K prize. Any player who remains King for 10 weeks in a row will receive a free seat in the 2012 WSOP main event. Place in more than 3 SNGs and you also become eligible to compete in $2,500 worth of weekly freeroll guarantees.
Bovada Poker, the new brand name of Bodog Poker in the USA has an exciting Holiday promotion for all you United States players. Bovada poker will host weeday freerolls December 19-23, and again December 26-30. the top 25 players in each of these freerolls will win entry to the $100k Guaranteed the following Sunday. So, if you win a ticket December 19-23 you MUST play the December 25, 2011 $100K Guaranteed tournament. The next week’s winners must play the January 01, 2012 $100k guaranteed. You can only win one ticket per week, and they must be used that week. Players not able to play the corresponding tournament are encouraged to not play. There will be no cash value and the tickets are not transferable.
For those who do have time on Christmas Day and New Years Day, these freerolls are a great chance at playing a big tournament with no real bankroll impact.
The Holiday Countdown continues. Bovada Poker is giving their loyal players cash bonuses for playing on a couple of the historically slow weeks of the year.
Earn Poker Points during the week of Dec. 19 – 25 and Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, and qualify for one of two different bonuses each week.
Level 1: Earn 50 Poker points within a week and get $15 cash
Level 2: Earn 100 Poker points within a week and get $30 cash
You get the highest bonus you reach for each week so no double dipping. But it is cash not a 20x rollover bonus like some sites.
The last Bovada Holiday Poker Countdown event is a drawing for free entry to every $100K Guaranteed tournament of 2012. That is fifty-three $162 entry fees paid by Bovada.
To get entries to the drawing just earn 5 poker points on December 24 and again on December 25. Earn more points both days and gain more entries. the more you play, the better your odds of winning.
The talks about Bodog leaving the US market come January were flying all over the internet, but the real story isn’t so much that Bodog will be leaving the US market; but that the NAME Bodog will be leaving the US market. Bovada is the new option for United States based gamblers, and what’s interesting about the new site, is that it’s actually almost the EXACT same as Bodog, just with a new name. This new site is up and running for US players, and even if an online gambler from the United States attempts to go to Bodog, they will be re-routed to Bovada, and have a message explaining why this happened.
The site is under Bovada.lv, and the .lv stands for Latvia. No one is exactly sure as to why they didn’t choose to go with the popular .co or .ag that US players have found themselves used to seeing after Black Friday occurred. Possibly the best part about Bovada is something that we’ve already mentioned, that they will still have the exact same promotions and games available for their players. What this means is that players can still do all of their sports betting, play online poker, and play at the casino tables the same way that they did on Bodog. The feel of the site is the exact same, but overall players will feel incredible comfortable and confident playing at this new site.
So for any United States based players who are looking to continue their action or simply looking for a new online gambling site that offers it all, head over to Bovada (or just go to Bodog and they’ll re-direct you automatically) to get in on the action. Overall, Bovada is simply a new name, but is the same excellent gambling options for players out there.
The real question that many people are asking is why Bodog decided to make this move. The easiest answer to that is the answer that many other online gambling sites used for making changes, and it’s simply because they want to avoid run-in’s with the US government, or find themselves involved in any issues such as Black Friday.