Taken 19 February 2017 09:39.
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Betfred Poker have 40 packages to the Irish Open Event 2017 in Dublin to give away, each valued at €2,500. The event has a guaranteed €500,000 and satellites start from €1.
The €2,500 “Irish Open 2017” package includes:
Customers can take part in the qualifiers every Sunday from 8th of January until 12th March, where buy-in is €100. There are 39 packages to be won in the qualifiers.
Twister €2.50 Irish Open
Customers also have the chance to win a package when they play in the Twister €2.50 Irish Open Sit and Go.
Betfred Poker are running Twister Races every week, where customers can win a share of €12,500 if they reach the top places on the leaderboard.
|Twister Buy-In||Twister Lost||Twister Won|
|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||€20 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|151-250||3x€5 Twister Token|
A Betfred Poker customer buys in to a Weekly €12,500 Twister Race and comes in 5th position. They will then win €300 cash. If the customer had ranked 251st position, they would not win a prize, as prizes are only awarded to the first 250 positions.Win Twister Race
Betfred Poker reward customers for their loyalty through the Betfred Poker VIP Club. Customers can work their way up through the VIP levels by earning points, which can be exchanged for cash and rewards.
|Rake / Tournament Fee||VIP Points|
|VIP Level||VIP Points Required||Award Points Multiplier||Award Points per €1 rake/fee||Rake/Fee Cashback %|
A customer at Grinder level must earn 1,200 VIP points. At this level they can earn 72 Award Points per €1 paid rake or tournament fees, as their Awards Points multiplier is x 3. The customer could exchange their 1,200 VIP points for €2 as points can be exchanged at a rate of 480 points per €1.Earn VIP Points
Betfred Poker are giving all customers double Award Points on all cash poker games played between 7pm and 9pm everyday.
|Rake / Tournament Fee||VIP Points|
A customer pays €2 in rake on a cash game played between 7pm and 9pm (happy hour). They would usually earn 48 points, but because they play during happy hour they will double their points and earn 96 points.Earn Double Points
Betfred Poker customers can take part in their €68K Fast Lane Missions between 30th January 2017 and 26th February 2017. Customers must complete either Cash, Twister, or MTT daily and weekly missions to win a ticket to the €1,000 Daily All-in Shootout Freeroll and the €10,000 Weekly All-in Shootout Freeroll.
|Day||Dates||Cash Game Mission||Twister Mission||MTT Mission|
|Monday||Jan 30, Feb 6, 13,20||Win with a Pocket Pair||Play 5 Twister €2 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Tuesday||Jan 31, Feb 7, 14,21||Win 2 Hands at Showdown||Win 1 Twister €5 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Wednesday||Feb 2, 8, 15, 22||Get dealt AA||Play 2 Twister €5 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Thursday||Feb 2,9,16,23||Make a Flush or better||Win 2 Twister €2 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Friday||Feb 3, 10, 17, 24||Get dealt KK||Win 1 Twister €5 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Saturday||Feb 4, 11, 18,25||See 10 flops||Win 2 Twister €2 Min||Play 1 MTT €5 Min|
|Sunday||Feb 5,12,19,26||Win with Full House or better||Play 1 Twister €10 Min||Play 1 MTT €10 Min|
A customer completes the daily Twister Mission on 30th January, wihich is to play five Twisters with €2 minimum buy in. They then receive one free ticket to enter the daily €1,000 All-in Shootout freeroll. In order for the customer to receive a free ticket to the weekly €10,000 All-in Shootout Freeroll they must play three daily €1,000 All-in Shootout freerolls during a week, and so complete three of the daily missions to achieve this.Win Freeroll Tickets
Launched in 2005, Betfred Poker offers a range of popular games, with some generous bonuses, side games and access to the whole Betfred online betting site. As part of the biggest European poker network, there are always thousands at the tables, while a wide range of buy in prices means that anyone can find a game to suit their style and budget.
Betfred have a history as a high street bookmaker going back to 1967 and so they have plenty of experience and knowledge when it comes to providing what their customers require, which shows across all of their online sites where they have chosen the best software on the market for each part. For the poker section, they use Playtech software and the iPoker network.
Although a UK company, Betfred Poker are licensed and regulated by the government of Gibraltar, where most of the major online gambling companies have chosen to be located. This actually helps players, as local laws require Betfred to have their games independently monitored for fairness, security and stability, while they must also protect customer's personal information and handle financial transactions over encrypted servers to prevent risk to funds.
Although new player offers will change from time to time, Betfred Poker players can expect to receive a small amount of bonus funds that can be used to enter tournaments, or play high speed poker games. This is a pretty limited offer as, unlike most online poker sites, they do not always give new sign ups a welcome bonus based on a percentage of their first deposit amount. Instead, players earn reward points which can be exchanged for cash as they play. The 'Your Career' scheme earns 30 points for every £1 of rake generated in cash games or £1 paid in tournament fees, and once a certain numbers of points is reached, they can move up the 'Your Career' levels, which have exotic names based on well-known gambling destinations like Cannes, Macau, and Las Vegas. Each level brings with it a new and improved set of rewards, such as improved points conversion rates, daily giveaways and tournaments. Rather confusingly, players earn both career points and cash points, with career ones simply showing them what level of the loyalty scheme they have reached and cash ones being that actual points that can be converted to money.
Other promotions come and go, frequently being linked to sporting events, where Betfred Poker offer free bets on big games or races, plus they sometimes offer redeposit bonuses. On particular days, there are free poker tournaments where the prizes are in the form of free sports betting bonuses for the top ranked players.
Poker games at Betfred include:
High speed poker is a holdem game where players can instantly fold a bad hand and be dealt a new hand at a new table. Games are available in Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit, two player heads up, tournaments, Sit n' Gos with fixed numbers of seats, and special satellite tournaments which can win entry to major poker events. Buy ins range from zero at freeroll tournaments, to £100s, and by being part of such a huge network, there are games starting all the time, with the maximum number at peak hours when over 35,000 users can be online. Over £20 million in guaranteed tournaments is offered here each month.
The software is from the Playtech supplier, who have an excellent reputation in the industry, and downloading it only takes a couple of minutes. It is very logically laid out and it all runs very smoothly and reliably. Players can view statistics including hand history, flops, hands played, and can join in conversations with their fellow users via the chat function.
There are lots of side games, like roulette and slots for anyone who wants to take a break from the poker action. Furthermore, once an account has been opened in any part of the Betfred site, the same account and funds can be used to play at any other part, so poker players have access to hundreds of casino games, bingo and endless sports betting opportunities.
Although there are mobile apps for the sportsbook, casino and bingo sites, there is currently no poker available to play on mobile devices and tablets.
Players can deposit money into their Betfred account using the most common credit and debit cards, plus a couple of money transfer services and prepaid vouchers, as well as at any Betfred shop. Although most people will be able to use at least one of these methods, the range is actually quite limited and definitely UK and Ireland focused.
Whichever method is used, Betfred will instantly credit the players account and no additional fees are charged. When it's time to withdraw cash, requests are processed within two business days, although the card or money transfer company may need to further process the funds, so it can be several days before money appears back in the players account. Withdrawn funds are normally returned to the card or method used to make the deposit. For security purposes, all transactions are carried out over 128 bit SSL servers, which encode all details, and as an additional security measure, customers may need to provide some proof of ID before requesting their first withdrawal.
Overall, Betfred is an excellent place to play poker, being part of the biggest network. The range of games at various buy ins ensures that players will always be able to start within seconds. Customer support is good, banking is quick and secure and the loyalty scheme converts points to cash at a good rate. They do not always provide a new player bonus, which is somewhat disappointing.
|Excellent range of games.|
|High quality software.|
|Huge network and pool of players.|
|Welcome bonus not always offered.|
|No mobile version.|
|Limited range of deposit options.|
|License Number: 39544|
|Registration Number: 92|
After originally joining Betfred in 1984, John Haddock is now the managing director of Betfred, a company now employing over 8,500 people.
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