Taken 16 January 2018 10:08.
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Betfair Poker customers can work their way leaderboard in the January Rake Race to win a share of €10,000.
€9,000 will be split across the top 20 players and the remaining €1,000 will be allocated to an all-in freeroll that the top 50 players will qualify for (see below for details).
For every €1 of rake or fee you get playing Poker during November = you’ll receive 25 status points. The more points you earn the higher up the leader board you go and if you finish top you’ll win €2,000.
This promotion holds a fixed prize pool of €10,000 of which €9,000 will be distributed amongst the top 20 players. The remaining €1,000 will be allocated to an All-In Freeroll that the top 50 players will qualify for. In the case of a tie between player’s leader board points, all players with an equal number of points will be issued the average amount of the corresponding prize ranks.
Freeroll will take place on 6th January at 8pm
Betfair Poker customers can play in Satellites to win a seat at the Irish Open 2018.
The Irish Open Main Event 2018 will take place from 14th March – 18th March 2018 in the prestigious Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The buy in for the main event is €1000 + €150 but you could win a seat at Betfair Poker from as little as €1.
Irish Open 2018 €1 Satellite
Every day at 2pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm UK time
Irish Open 2018 €10 Satellite
Every night at 7pm, 9pm and 11pm UK time
Irish Open 2018 €50 Satellite Final (1 x €1,150 seat GTD)
Every Sunday at 8pm UK time
Betfair Poker customers can win a share of €12,000 in the weekly Betfair Twister races when they play poker and earn points, and work their way up the leaderboard.
|6||€200 Cash + 3x€10 Twister Token|
|7-10||€100 Cash + 3x€10 Twister Token|
|11-50||€50 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|51-100||€30 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|101-150||101-150 €20 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|151-250||3x€5 Twister Token|
The Players’ Club from Betfair Poker rewards customers for their loyalty every month with cash.
|Rake In||Status Points|
|VIP Level||Status Points Required||Calculation Period|
A customer earns 1,600 Status Points in a month and climbs from VIP Level Bronze to VIP level Silver. During the following month they are on VIP Level Silver, but only manage to earn 600 Status Points, so at the start of the next month they are downgraded to VIP Level Bronze.
While at VIP level Silver, if the customer had 1,600 Status Points these would be multiplied x 3 and would give the customer 4,800 VPPs. The customer could then cash these out to €12 into their poker wallet.Earn VIP Rewards
The Bank Job promotion from Betfair Poker is open to all Betfair Poker customers. Customers must enter the bonus code at the start of each month and prizes up to €100 are then paid out as withdrawable money into their poker balance.
|Status Points||Prize||Total Prize|
A customer enters the current month’s bonus code under the Rewards tab. They earn 750 Status Points by paying £25 in rake on cash games (£1 rake = 30 status points). This means the get a total €3.00 according to the payout structure.Get Poker Bonus
Betfair Poker customers can win up to 1000x their buy in by playing Twister poker games.
Enter the Twister area of the Betfair Poker lobby and choose your stake.
The prizepool will be chosen at random before the tournament starts - it could be anything from x2 to x1000 your buy-in.Play the tournament winner takes all.
|Multiplier||€1 Twister||€2 Twister||€5 Twister||€10 Twister||€20 Twister||€50 Twister||Probability (x in 100,000)|
*80%/10%/10% payout for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.Play Twister Poker
Betfair Poker customers can win free spins on the Bonus Wheel when they play Poker in January.
Rake €5 playing Poker and you'll be awarded with a free spin on the Bonus Wheel. You can then win one of the following redeemable bonuses:
|Value||# prizes||% chance||Total|
|€ 50||20000||4.55%||€ 1,000,000|
|€ 10||20000||4.55%||€ 100,000|
|€ 5||80000||18.18%||€ 400,000|
|€ 2||80000||18.18%||€ 160,000|
|€ 1||240000||54.55%||€ 240,000|
Betfair are one of the most innovative online gaming companies around, being the owners of the largest betting exchange in the world. Founded in 2000 as an online sportsbook, the poker site was launched shortly after and has become one of the major sites in the iPoker network, which is the biggest network in Europe, where thousands of users are online at any one time.
The iPoker network uses software provided by Playtech, one of the leading game developers, who have produced reliable, smooth running poker games which can be customised to suit each customer's preferences. Additionally, Betfair offer their players a range of generous sign up bonuses to welcome new customers and to keep people coming back to their tables.
Because Betfair are such a well known, trusted brand, many of their sportsbook, bingo and casino clients also try out the poker games here, making the competition fairly loose, particularly at the lower limit tables.
New players are offered a joining bonus that can change occasionally, but is normally twice the value of the amount of their first deposit. This offer can also be claimed by existing Betfair customers transferring funds from a sports, bingo or casino account, as they operate a 'one wallet' system that lets customers open a single account and move funds between each part of the overall Betfair site.
As with most poker new player bonuses, the funds are released into the player's account in stages; here, for every $1 in rake generated or $1 spent on tournament entry fees, customers will receive a set number of Status Points. Once sufficient points have been earned, a part of the welcome bonus will be released with a time limit of 90 days to redeem the whole bonus amount.
The Bankroll Booster for new customers is a series of freerolls and added-money tournaments that run every day to help get a new player's account balance increased. Although the prizes are not huge, there are around 40-50 freerolls a day just for new users, so each player has a good chance of winning at least one.
Additionally, new customers can be offered extra bonuses which can be in the form of free bets or several entries to the weekly $1000 freeroll tournament.
For existing Betfair Poker clients, there are several ongoing promotions designed to help individuals enjoy more games for less outlay. The VIP Club is open to all, with 10 levels plus three elite levels for the highest rolling players. Status Points are earned from rake generated and tournament fees paid, with the number of points accumulated by each player over the previous three months reviewed at the end of each month, and the VIP Club level adjusted accordingly. Status Points are awarded at higher conversion rates at each Club level, and then, somewhat confusingly, converted to VIP Poker Points which can be exchanged for cash. VIP Club members also get access to exclusive weekly or monthly freeroll tournaments depending on their level.
There are always a number of special offers on at any time, which will change quite frequently and can include prizes for the players earning the most Status Points in the week or month, free Sit and Go tournament entry or cash bonuses for playing particular games at certain times.
Newcomers to poker can learn the basics of each game in the comprehensive 'How to Play' section of the Betfair site, with detailed introductions to:
Texas Holdem and Omaha can also be played in speed variants, where a player faces different opponents with each hand.
As the iPoker network is so large, players will find a huge number of games to buy in to at any budget, scheduled and Sit and Go tournaments starting every few minutes, guaranteed prize pool games, around 30 free tournaments a week, and satellites to the WSOP, WPT, and EPT. Cash games can be found with blinds from $0.1 to $100 or more, with a rake of between 1-5% depending on the game, and can be found in different formats like heads up, six handed and nine handed. Being a European-based network, player traffic drops off significantly at some hours, but even at 3 am there are still games running.
The desktop software is stable and reliable, with players able to view stats, customise the look and layout of the tables and have the option to play up to 15 tables at once. Like other poker software, it needs to be downloaded onto a player's PC first, although the process only take a few minutes.
Money can be deposited into a Betfair Poker account using the most popular credit and debit cards, as well as by bank transfer, cheque and a number of money transfer service providers. Unusually, Betfair do not currently accept payment using prepaid cards or vouchers, as they have a pretty strict policy of returning any withdrawn funds back to the same card or transfer service used to make the deposit wherever possible.
Withdrawals are processed very quickly, with most handled on the same or next working day, although the time taken for funds to appear back in the customers account can vary depending on the payment processer's systems.
Betfair Poker is licensed and regulated in Malta, and part of this license requires that all transactions are carried out over secure servers and all customer details are kept securely.
Betfair is a well established, trusted brand with a great reputation for providing quality games to their customers. By using the iPoker network, players will always be able to find the game they want at the price they are looking for, and the size of the network means that there are usually plenty of users online. Bonuses are competitive and by opening an account at Betfair, clients can access the sports, bingo and casino parts of the site.
|Big network, using high quality software.|
|Large selection of games.|
|No live chat support.|
|Points conversion is unnecessarily confusing.|
|License Number: 39561|
|Registration Number: 91|
Appointed in August 2012, Breon Corcoran is the current chief executive officer at Betfair, a company employing 1,800 people worldwide.