Taken 24 July 2017 09:53.
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Betfred Poker customers can take part in Poker Casino Club with monthly prize pay-outs of £2000.
Stake £50 on one of the selected weekly slots for a chance to win a ticket to the £500 final on Saturdays at 8pm.
|Beach Week||Sunset Beach, Juicy Booty, Beach Life||02/06/17 - 08/06/17||£50||8pm - 10/06/17|
|Live Week||Any Live Game - Roulette, Hold'em, Blackjack, Baccarat||09/06/17 - 15/06/17||£50||8pm - 17/06/17|
|TBC||TBC||23/06/17 - 29/06/17||£50||8pm - 01/07/17|
Betfred Poker cusstomers can take part in Super League Missions with over £1000 give away in Freerolls every week.There are 6 missions to complete throughout the week, and each mission can only be completed once. Each mission you complete earns you a ticket for the daily £100 GTD Freeroll, complete 4 missions and you will get a ticket for the weekly £500 GTD Freeroll, complete all 6 get a €10 general ticket! Each ticket has a 3 day expiry and if you complete more than one mission in a day you can use all the tickets in the same freeroll, or save them for the next day. Daily freerolls will run daily - Monday to Friday at 8pm(GMT)and the weekly freerolls will be every sunday at 8pm.
|Mission Name||Story of the Mission|
|The Super league||There has been points galore so far in the Super League, just Rake 10 hands in each of Speed cash, 6+ cash, PLO cash and NL cash games (€0.05/0.10) Min tables|
|The Castleford mission||Castleford have got off to a tremendous start this year, they have never won the Superleague but have won the challenge cup 4 times. Just play in 4 Betfred exclusive tournaments (as below) to complete this one *** note on weeks Super league tournaments do not run then this will be reduced to 2 tournaments ***|
|The Hull FC Mission||Hull FC biggest win in Super league history was 88-0 in 2003 against Sheffield. Just get dealt pocket 8's in any GTD rebuy tournament (min buy in €1)|
|The Leeds Mission||Leeds are one of only 3 teams to do the modern day treble (League, Grand Final and Challenge cup) Win 3 twisters, one of each at €1, €2 and €5 buy in! Treble done!|
|The Wakefield Mission||Wakefields Fred Smith amassed an impressive 38 tries in one season in 1961-62, still a club record now, rake 38 hands in NL cash games Min €0.05/0.10|
|The Widnes Mission||Widnes are certainly the cup kings! They have won 7 Challenge cups in their history, celebrate this with 7 pocket pairs combined in any twisters with a min €2 buy in|
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 customers can buy in to the Beat the Manager tournament for just £2.75 with chance to win a £250 prize.
Win the Beat the Manager on Tuesday to gain entry to the Beat the manager heads up the following Thursday to win a £250 prize.
Prizes roll over, so if the Manager wins, the £250 prize pot rolls over to the following week.
Only players who have an account and have deposited at Betfred are Eligible for this promotion. In the event the winner of the BTM tournament has never made a deposit then the next place down will be given the opportunity to go heads up on Thursday. And so on.
In the event a player registers and wins the tournament who has never made a deposit, the prize fund will be removed from the players account and distributed equally amongst the players who finished in the prize money.
The winner of the "beat the manager" tournament on Tuesday will automatically be registered to the "Beat the manager heads up" tournament the following Thursday at 8pm.
In the event the Betfred Manager wins the prize fund will roll over to the following week.
The prize fund for each week is £250 and will increase by this amount should the Betfred Manager win.
Once the Betfred Manager is beaten the prize will go back to the starting value of £250 the following week.
In the event the winner cannot play in Thursdays heads up tournament, there will be NO alternative or rescheduling offered and the prize fund will roll over to the next week.
Betfred Poker customers can compete in daily Wild Summer missions to be rewarded with a €500 Wild Summer token to use on any of the daily Wild Summer tournaments.
Wild Summer Missions
In order to qualify for your daily ticket*, players are required to;
Play 1 Twister (Sit & Go with a buy-in of €1 or more
Play 1 multi table tournament with a buy-in of €1 or more
Play 50 cash game hands
Upon completion of any of the above tasks, players will be credited with their daily €500 Wild Summer Token which can be used for any of the daily €500 Wild Summer tournaments which kick off at 20:00 BST.
*Players can qualify for a maximum of one (1) ticket per day throughout the promotional period.
Wild Summer Mission
Accrue 150 VIP Points and you will be rewarded with a €0.50 Wild Twister Sit & Go* token (max 10 tickets per player per day).
How to Earn Points
When you play real money games on Betfred Poker, you will earn VIP Points based on the rake or fees that you pay when playing cash games or tournaments:
|Rake / Tournament Fee||Points|
*The Wild Twister Sit & Go's are 3 player, all-in, winner-takes-all tournaments. Each player will be all-in automatically, from the first hand on until we have a winner.
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 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 Wild Twister all-in Poker games with a buy-in of just €0.50.
Wild Twister is a 3-handed lottery SNG where players are all-in on every hand. Instead of cash prizes, Wild Twister will pay out token prizes for regular Twister games (from 1€ to 50€).
All prizes are Twister tokens worth between 1€ and 50€.
|100||€ 50.00||50||€ 2,500|
|40||€ 20.00||450||€ 9,000|
|20||€ 10.00||1,000||€ 10,000|
|10||€ 5.00||10,000||€ 50,000|
|4||€ 2.00||42,500||€ 85,000|
|2||€ 1.00||196,000||€ 196,000|
Betfred Poker customers can take part in bi-weekly 55 special place holders to get a spot in one of 14 x £100 Freebuys over the following two weeks.
The more registrations there are the bigger the prize pool gets.
Players can buy in to £9+1 placeholders which will open up for registration every two weeks starting Monday, July 3rd. Only players registered for the place holder will be eligible to take part in the 55 Special Freebuy series and subsequently qualify for prizes under the 55 Special.
The total buy-ins (less fees) collected from players who register to a specific place holder will be paid out through the leaderboard associated with that place holder - The more people who register for the place holder, the bigger the leaderboard prizepool.
When the final freebuy in the series has been played, the leaderboard will be finalised and all players that have obtained leaderboard points by being in the top 55 finishing positions in the nightly 55 Special Freebuys, will win a share of the entry fees paid by all participating players.
A players share of the leaderboard prizepool is determined by the percentage of their points in relation to the total number of points on the leaderboard in any given 55 Special league as shown in the example below.
Total number of Place Holder registrants: 1,000
Leaderboard Share Scheme Prize Pool: £9,000
Leaderboard Total Points: 7,700 (550 points per 55 Special freebuy)
Player A Leaderboard Points (max points): 770 (10% of total leaderboard points)
Player A Prize: £900 (10% of total prize pool)
Player B Leaderboard Points: 50 (0.65% of total leaderboard points)
Player B Prize: £58.50 (0.65% of total prize pool)
Place Holder and Freebuy Dates
|Date Open||Date Close||First Freebuy|
|03/07/2017 @ 12:00 BST||16/07/2017 @ 23:59 BST||17/07/2017 @ 19:30 BST|
|17/07/2017 @ 12:00 BST||30/07/2017 @ 23:59 BST||31/07/2017 @ 19:30 BST|
|31/07/2017 @ 12:00 BST||13/08/2017 @ 23:59 BST||14/08/2017 @ 19:30 BST|
The onus will be on any player who registers for a 55 Special Place Holder to register for the nightly 55 Special Nightly Freebuys.
Players will be given leaderboard points in correspondence with their finishing position in the tournament and based on the table below;
|11th - 55th||5|
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.