Party Poker Introduces Their February Promotion

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Party PokerThe well-known online poker site Party Poker is back at it again, and this time they are making noise from their brand new promotion which was recently released for the month of February.  This new promo is called the “Card Rush”, which gives players the chance to win many different prizes at the real money poker players, simply for doing what they do day in and day out.  Players can not only win free money, but also entries into many different freerolls, Party Points, and Card Rush Race Points.  All of the cards are given out as players play, and you will earn one card for each 15 frequent player points that you get.  Cards are awarded into the players’ accounts, where they can go then go in and see what they’ve won!

As far as the different awards that players can win, it is broken down as follows:

  • Cash Prizes- $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $50, $250, and $5k
  • Freerolls- $2k, $3k, $5k, $7.5k, $10k, $15k, and $20k.
  • Party Points-  10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 250, 750, 5,000, or 25,000 points
  • Card Rush Race Points- 1, 3, 5, 10, or 20.

Players can earn as many as 50 total cards per day, meaning that you have the shot to win quite a bit of money/prizes in a short period of time each day!  Card Rush Race Points go towards a leader board which is evaluated at the end of the month, or win the promotion ends.  The player with the most Card Rush Race Points at the end of the promotion will win a grand prize of $9k, and the top ten will all take home prizes of over $1k.  There are also cash prizes awarded all the way up to 200th place, which will receive $100 still!  They have extended a nice $50 bonus for players who finish on each of the “20th spots” from 220th all the way to 2000th on that leader board as well.

Party Poker is giving away a total of 1.8 million prize cards, and if that number hits before the end of the month then the promotion will end a bit early.  The freerolls that players can win entry into will run in early March, ranging from the 2nd to the 5th of the month.

Party Poker World Poker Tour Denmark Satellites Start

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The Party Poker satellite tournament series for the upcoming World Poker Tour stop in Denmark has begun. Running from January 9 to February 19, 2012, the Party Poker WPT Denmark satellite tournament series awards at least one prize package to the event per week.

Each prize package into the WPT National Series Denmark is valued at $3,500 and includes the $2.2k main event buy-in, $550 cash for expenses, and accommodations for four nights. The WPT National Series Denmark takes place from February 28 to March 3, 2012.

The WPT National Series Denmark Party Poker satellite where one prize package is guaranteed to be given out takes place on Sundays at 15:10 ET for a $190 direct buy-in. One prize package will be given out for every $3.5k collected in the prize pool. Players are allowed to win as many WPT National Series Denmark prize packages as they are able to. After the first package, which the player must accept according to the terms stated, attending the WPT Denmark as agreed, all subsequent prize packages are deposited into the player’s real money Party Poker account as tournament dollars for the value of the package, in this case $3.5k.

Players can avoid the $190 buy-in for the WPT Denmark satellite by winning their seat in the event through a satellite qualifier. There are sub qualifier speed events with and without rebuys and even freeroll qualifiers that players can enter as well. That means, a player at Party Poker can win a seat in the next World Poker Tour event in Denmark for absolutely nothing.

GSOP Live Salzburg Satellites at Party Poker

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Every Sunday from now until January 15, 2012, Party Poker will be holding a GSOP Salzburg Satellite tournament awarding at least 1 player at each event a prize package worth $3,600 that includes a free seat in the upcoming Grand Series of Poker Live main event in Salzburg, Austria.

The Party Poker GSOP Live Salzburg Satellite has a $240 + $20 buy-in, but players can avoid paying that buy-in by winning their way into the tournament instead. Twice every day plus an extra time on Sundays as a Turbo tourney will be a GSOP Live Salzburg Satellite Qualifier with a $26+$2 buy-in, awarding one seat in the satellite for every $260 in the pot.

Daily sub qualifiers into this event also take place, one of which has a $2.80 + $0.20 buy-in and the other which is a rebuy event with a $1 buy-in. Both of these events are speed events. Also in both of these cases, one player will advance to the satellite qualifier for every $28 in the pot.

Finally, there’s a freeroll route to the GSOP Live Salzburg too, with daily freerolls awarding seats in the $1 rebuy sub qualifier.

One player will win a $3,600 GSOP Live Salzburg prize package for every $3,600 in the satellite prize pool. Each prize package includes, besides the $1,650 entry into the main event, includes your hotel stay and some spending money while you’re there.

The GSOP Live Salzburg main event is scheduled for February 2nd through 5th of 2012.

January is Rake Free Tourmament Month at Party Poker

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For the entire month of January 2012, Party Poker is suspending the tournament rake for all tournaments at the site.

The tournament rake is the fee listed after the buy-in cost, such as in $20 + $2, the $2 is the rake. In most sites, this is called the tournament “fee”. In any case, that amount will be added into the respective tournament prize pools rather than be taken out by the site as a fee or rake. So in the above example, the full buy-in for that tournament in January of 2012 will be $22 still, but 100% of that cost will be in the prize pool, rather than only $20 of it. When you consider how many players enter each tournament, that little bit adds up to a much bigger potential prize pool from the same tournaments.

As part of this promotion, Party Poker is also giving players two extra ways to boost their bankroll for these tournament deals and only one eligibility requirement to earn both. The first is a 100% reload bonus up to $100. Minimum eligible deposit is $50 and you must use the bonus code: RAKEFREE to claim the bonus. Claim this bonus and you’ll also gain free entry into a $50,000 Depositor’s Freeroll. That event takes place at 11:00 ET on February 5, 2012.

Remember, all Rake Free promotions–that’s the Rake Free Tournaments, 100% Reload Bonus and $50K Depositor’s Freeroll–are valid from midnight January 1 to the minute before midnight on January 31.

Party Poker Launches WPT Venice Satellites

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Party Poker, home of satellite series’ all year long for various World Poker Tour main events, has now launched its satellite series for the tour’s next stop: WPT Venice.

The Party Poker WPT Venice satellite series runs from December 19, 2011 to January 22, 2012. It features five weekly satellites where $10,000 prize packages will be awarded. Prize packages include the $6,700 buy-in for the WPT Venice main event, 6 nights of accommodations at the Casino di Venezia, the site of the tournament, and $1,100 cash for expenses. Weekly WPT Venice satellites take place on Sundays at 15:20 ET for a direct buy-in of $530. One prize package is guaranteed to be awarded at each, with one package going out for every $1,100 collected in the prize pool.

You can skirt the direct buy-in by winning a daily $58 satellite qualifier. They take place at 13:45 and on Sundays are Turbo events. WPT Venice sub qualifiers for $2 and $6.50 will be held daily to seed players into the satellite qualifier. Both sub qualifiers are speed events and the $2 event includes a rebuy.

You can even get into the WPT Venice main event for free, with daily freeroll tournaments awarded entry into the $2 sub qualifier to the 25 top finishers of each freeroll.

The 2012 World Poker Tour Venice main event takes place from February 6 to 11 in Venice, Italy. By participating in this satellite series you are affirming that you can accept the award and attend the tournament if you win. Prize packages are not transferrable nor can they be redeemed for cash.

Party Poker Aussie Millions 2012 Satellites Begin

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Party Poker has now joined the handful of poker sites offering satellite tournaments into the 2012 Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia. Each Party Poker Aussie Millions 2012 prize package, which includes the $11,400 buy-in into the main event, is valued at $16,000.

The Party Poker satellite series for the 2012 Aussie Millions runs from November 21, 2011 to January 8, 2012. It features a weekly Aussie Millions Satellite with one seat in the main event guaranteed to be awarded at each Sunday running. In all, Party Poker will give away one seat in the Aussie Millions for every 25 players competing in these satellites, which start at 15:10 ET and have a $640 + $40 direct buy-in cost.

Of course, players can avoid that buy-in by playing in earlier stages of the satellite series, with daily events ranging in entry from freerolls to $68 + $6 satellite qualifiers. The Party Poker prize package into the 2012 Aussie Millions also includes 8 nights of hotel accommodations at the Crown Promenade, right next door to the Crown Casino where the event is taking place, and $2,500 to spend as you see fit.

Party Poker is also holding a separate satellite series just for players who already live in Australia. They run from December 18, 2011 to January 8, 2012. These Australian player satellites award $14,000 prize packages that are identical to the packages for non-Australian residents except that the cash stipend is smaller, $500 instead of $2,500. These satellite run separately from and independently of the regular Aussie Millions 2012 satellites.

Party Poker Players Vie for World Domination

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Party Poker has launched the latest incarnation of its World Domination promotion, giving players a chance to take on the world and win big bucks for doing it. In the Party Poker World Domination promotion, players earn cities by accumulating PartyPoints. Some cities come with instant prize awards. Others provide awards once all the cities associated with a particular countries are collected. Even bigger prizes go to those who collect all the countries in a particular continent. Collect all 72 cities and achieve World Domination, a title that comes with a $100,000 guaranteed cash prize to each and every player that achieves it.

Cities cost 10 PartyPoints and are awarded at random, meaning you never know which city will be the next one added to your empire. As a boost to your efforts at World Domination, Party Poker will give you your first city for just 5 PartyPoints. Players can earn up to 100 cities in any given day of the promotion.

Party Poker lets you keep each prize that you win as you go on to win increasing prizes. The continents up for grabs are Europe, South America, North America, Asia, and Oceania. The number of countries on each continent varies. Oceania only has two, for example: Australia and New Zealand, while Europe has 7: Germany, Poland, France, England, Russia, Italy and Sweden. Each country has 4 cities.

The Party Poker World Domination promotion runs from November 7 to December 31, 2011. Prizes for cities include freeroll seats ranging in value from $1,000 to $10,000 and cash prizes ranging from $1 to $20. Prizes for countries go from less than $100 to over $1,000 while prizes for continents range from $2,000 to $20,000.

Party Poker Premier League Underway

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Party is one of the largest online poker sites in the game right now, falling just behind the mega site PokerStars.  Their cash games draw an incredible amount of attention from high stakes players, and their tournaments offer excellent guarantees as well.  While they do handle the whole “online poker” deal very well, this time they have taken to some live action with their Premier League Poker Mixed Game Championship.  The action runs from November 13th to November 17th, and is played at the Playboy Club London in Mayfair.  What makes this event so exciting is that it is an invitation only event, which also features a $25k buy-in, so it is sure to draw some of the biggest and best names in poker.  It features three of the most popular games out there, starting with No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Hold’em.

The rosters kick off with 12 players that are divided into two side teams of six.  They are called “heats” and the two heats will compete in the Premier League against the other players in their heat.  At the end of the action, the top three players from their respective groups will then play at the final table.  To make things even more interesting, any player who makes it to the final table will receive a  minimum of $25k for their efforts in prize money, and will also win an invite to the Premier League next year.

Now for the layout of the two heats:

Heat 1- Matt Giannetti, Tony G, Jennifer Tilly, Luke Schwartz, Max Pescatori, and James Dempsey

Heat 2- Mike Sexton, Sorel Mizzi, Andy Frankenberger, Andrew Feldman, Ben Carpenter, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko

And last but not least, is the prize pools for any of the 12 players who make it to the final table:

1st place: $100k

2nd place- $65k

3rd place- $45k

4th place- $35k

5th place- $30k

6th place- $25k

This is an interesting concept for a poker event, and it should draw quite a bit of interest from the poker world.  It also helps that it has some of the hottest names in poker right now from the likes of Giannetti, Frankenberger, Mizzi, and Tony G.

Party Poker Launches Winter Million Promotion

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On November 7, 2011, Party Poker launched its Winter Million promotion, an opportunity that spans the New Year and gives players a shot at part of a guaranteed $1 million prize pool at the promotion’s end on February 5, 2012. And the best part of all is that players can land themselves a seat in this million dollar event for as little as $1.

There are almost as many ways to enter the Party Poker Winter Million as there are ways to enjoy Winter, with five different qualifying structures players can choose from.

In one qualification structure, players choose between a $2 Winter Million Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy and an $8 Winter Million Sub Qualifier Speed event, both of which seed players into a $70 Winter Million Qualifier, which awards one player in ten seats in the Winter Million $1,000,000 Guaranteed.

In another qualification structure, players start in a $1 Winter Million Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy that seeds players into a $27 Winter Million Rebuy Qualifier which in turn sends one player to the Winter Million $1,000,000 Guaranteed for every $640 in the prize pool.

The direct buy-in for the Party Poker Winter Million $1,000,000 Guaranteed is $640. The event starts at 1:30 pm ET and utilizes a Championship blind structure.

There’s even a choice of Daily Country Specific Freerolls and Daily Player Points Qualifiers to enter, both of which lead to a Friday Winter Million Special, an event with no direct buy-in and that awards 5 seats guaranteed in the Party Poker Winter Million Guaranteed.

Party Poker WPT Ireland Satellites Begin

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Party Poker is one of the primary sponsors of the World Poker Tour and as such holds satellite series’ for most of its major tournaments. The latest addition to the Party Poker WPT satellite series is WPT Ireland.

Running from November 7 through December 18, 2011, the Party Poker WPT Ireland satellite series includes daily freerolls and cash satellite qualifiers for as little as $1. The series culminates in a weekly WPT Ireland Satellite where 1 seat at the WPT Ireland main event is guaranteed, with more prize package awards likely.

Each Party Poker WPT Ireland prize package is valued at $6,000 and includes the $3,600 buy-in into the main event as well as $1,400 in spending cash, hotel accommodations throughout the stay with breakfast and dinner included and Party Poker’s world famous hospitality. Party Poker will award one of these $6K prize packages to 1 in 20 competitors in its weekly WPT Ireland Satellite, taking place every Sunday at 2:20 pm ET, with a $320 direct buy-in.

You can avoid the direct buy-in by winning a seat through a $33 satellite qualifier. These take place twice every day but Sundays when it takes place once in the form of a Turbo tournament. You can also win seats in this event via a $4 speed sub qualifier or a $1 speed sub qualifier with a rebuy. Finally, you can avoid paying buy-ins into this series altogether by first winning one of Party Poker’s daily WPT Ireland freerolls. These give out seats in the $1 rebuy sub qualifier.