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£32,000 Micro Madness

Sky Poker Micro Madness

Sky Poker customers can earn poker points in Micro Madness till the 29th October 2017. Play low stakes cash games to climb the weekly leaderboards. The player with the most points at the end of the week claims the biggest share of the cash prizes on offer. There's a total of £8,000 each week to be won.

Opt in using the code MADNESS to take part. You can play in as many leagues as you like and there is no limit to how much cash you can earn from the 5 levels across the 4 weeks.

  • Week 1 | Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th October.
  • Week 2 | Monday 9th - Sunday 15th October.
  • Week 3 | Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd October.
  • Week 4 | Monday 23rd - Sunday 29th October.
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
Cash Stake0.02/0.040.05/0.100.10/0.200.15/0.30
Rank
1st£200£250£300£350
2nd£150£200£225£250
3rd£125£150£175£200
4th£100£115£130£150
5th£75£90£105£120
6th£60£75£85£95
7th£50£55£60£70
8th£40£45£50£55
9th£30£35£40£45
10th£20£25£30£30
11th£10£15£15£20
12th£10£15£15£20
13th£10£15£15£20
14th£10£15£15£20
15th£10£15£15£20
16th£10£15£15£20
17th£10£15£15£20
18th£10£15£15£20
19th£10£15£15£20
20th£10£15£15£20
21st£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
22nd£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
23rd£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
24th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
25th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
26th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
27th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
28th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
29th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
30th£7.50£10.00£10.00£10.00
31st£5£5£5£5
32nd£5£5£5£5
33rd£5£5£5£5
34th£5£5£5£5
35th£5£5£5£5
36th£5£5£5£5
37th£5£5£5£5
38th£5£5£5£5
39th£5£5£5£5
40th£5£5£5£5
41st£5£5£5£5
42nd£5£5£5£5
43rd£5£5£5£5
44th£5£5£5£5
45th£5£5£5£5
46th£5£5£5£5
47th£5£5£5£5
48th£5£5£5£5
49th£5£5£5£5
50th£5£5£5£5
  • The promotion period runs from Monday 2nd - Sunday 29th October 2017.
  • The weekly leagues run from:
    • Week 1 | Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th October.
    • Week 2 | Monday 9th - Sunday 15th October.
    • Week 3 | Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd October.
    • Week 4 | Monday 23rd - Sunday 29th October.
  • The maximum amount a player can win from this Promotion is £6,000. To accomplish this, the player must come 1st in each Level of the leaderboard, for every week of the promotion.
  • Players can enter all five leagues at one time.
  • Current Priority Club Members are excluded from this Promotion.
  • Players must opt in by clicking the button above or entering the code 'MADNESS'.
  • Once a player has entered the promotion code, the points from 00:00:01-23:59:59 will be counted for that day. For example: If a player opts in to week 1, which runs from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October, by opting in on Wednesday 4th, only points from 00:00:01 on Wednesday 4th will be counted. Points cannot be backdated.
  • Only poker points earned on the various cash game stakes outlined qualify towards the earning requirements of this Promotion. Spin Up tables are included. Heads up cash tables are excluded.
  • There will daily leaderboard updates for all five levels. which will display poker points earned. Please allow until 6pm for these to be updated onsite.
  • Prizes will be paid out as cash and will be credited by 6pm the day after each Promotional week ends.
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Play Fast Paced Spin Up Cash Poker

Sky Spin Up Cash Poker

Sky Poker customers can play a fast paced version of Cash Poker called Spin Up Cash Poker. Players must make decisions for all of their chips more frequently.

  • The maximum buy-in is 10 big blinds.
  • The minimum buy-in is 3 big blinds.

The stakes that are offered are:

  • 10p/20p - NLHE & Omaha.
  • 25p/50p - NLHE & Omaha.
  • 50p/£1 - NLHE Only.
  • £1/£2 - NLHE & Omaha.
  • £1.50/£3 - NLHE & Omaha.
  • £2/£4 - NLHE & Omaha.
  • £2.50/£5 - NLHE Only.
  • £3/£6 - NLHE Only.
  • £5/£10 - NLHE Only.

Sky Poker does not currently offer Omaha Hi-Lo Spin Up tables.

Customers can find a dedicated tab called Spin Up in the cash lobby.

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Earn Poker Points For Bonuses & Rewards

Sky Poker Rewards

The Sky Poker loyalty scheme rewards customers for playing poker. Customers can earn poker points when they play real money games, and progress through six loyalty levels to earn bonuses and rewards. Bonuses include entry to £5,000 worth of freerolls, MTT tokens and rakeback.

  • Customers must earn a minimum of 50 poker points per week and the more they play the more they earn.
  • The bonus that a customer receives is based on the number of poker points they have earned in the previous week.
  • The scheme starts afresh every Monday.
  • All customers are automatically opted in to the loyalty scheme.
  • Customers earn 6 Poker Points per £1 of rake in Cash Games, and 10 Poker Points per £1 in registration fees in Sit & Go's and Tournaments. More details can be found by following the link below.
  • Poker Points earned in one week cannot be carried over to the next week.
  • Weekly Sky Poker Rewards are as follows:
RewardsPoker PointsBonusBenefits
Blue50-99-£1K FR Mon-Fri
Steel100-499£2.30 token£1K FR Mon-Fri
Bronze500-9991.0p per point£1K FR Mon-Fri
Silver1000-14991.25p per point£1K FR Mon-Fri
Gold1500-19991.5p per point£1K FR Mon-Fri
Platinum2000+2.0p per point£1K FR Mon-Fri
  • The Rewards Freerolls run every Monday to Friday, begin at 7:30pm and have a £1,000 daily prizepool.
  • Players must have earned a minimum of 50 Poker Points in the previous week in order to be eligible to register for the Rewards Freerolls.
  • Cash and Tournament Tokens will both be credited to accounts within 48 hours of the week ending.
  • If customers earn less than 50 poker points in a week, they will not receive any rewards.
  • The £2.30 Tournament Token can be used for both MTT's and Sit & Gos.

Example:

If a customer earns 65 poker points in a week, they will enter Blue Rewards Badge Level, and gain access to a £1000 Freeroll from Monday to Friday (five times) during the following week.

If a customer earns 300 poker points in a week they will enter Steele Rewards Badge Level and receive a £2.30 tournament token, and gain access to a £1000 Freeroll from Monday to Friday (five times) during the following week.

If a customer earns 2000 poker points in a week they will enter Platinum Rewards Badge Level and receive a £40 bonus (at 2.0p per point), and access to a £1000 Freeroll from Monday to Friday (five times) during the following week.

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Win Up To £5K with Final Table Jackpot

Sky Poker Final Table Jackpot

Sky Poker customers can win up to £5000 in one night with the Final Table Jackpot. If customers final table the Main and Mini events in the same evening they are guaranteed a payout with the Final Table Jackpot. The higher up the finishing position a customer reaches, the more they win. The two top places earn £5000.

The Final Table Jackpot payouts can be found by following the link below.

  • To be eligible for the Final Table Jackpot players must take part in the 8pm Main event and the 8.30 pm Mini event.
  • The Main events run every evening at 8pm and the Mini events run every evening at 8.30pm.
  • If either the Main event or Mini event is voided or cancelled, then the Final Table Jackpot cannot be won.
  • All jackpot wins are subject to a delay of 2 to 5 business days for all security checks to be made.
  • During January 2017, any player who manages to final table the 8pm Bounty Hunter Champion Main Event, and the 8:30pm Bounty Hunter Champion Mini Event in the same evening, will get the opportunity to win a share of the Final Table Jackpot.

Example:

If a customer final tables in 1st position in the Mini event and 1st position in the Main event, they will get a guaranteed payout of £5000.

If a customer final tables in 1st position in the Mini event and 2nd position in the Main event, they will get a guaranteed payout of £2500.

(Payouts are detailed by following link below.)

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Happy Hours

Sky Poker Happy Hours

Sky Poker customers can get double points on all cash games at selected times in September.

DateHappy Hours #1Happy Hours #2
Monday 18th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Tuesday 19th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Wednesday 20th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Thursday 21st September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Monday 25th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Tuesday 26th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Wednesday 27th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
Thursday 28th September5pm - 7pm10pm - 2am
  • By entering this Promotion, the customer can earn 2x Poker Points when playing Cash poker only during the selected time frame, outlined above.
  • The Promotion period runs from Monday 18th September until Thursday 28th September, at selected times on these days only.
  • Only Cash Poker tables are eligible for a Poker Point boost, Tournaments and Sit & Go's are excluded.
  • Only cash hands dealt during the times outlined above will be eligible for a Poker Point boost.
  • This Promotion can be entered and accessed both by playing on a laptop (desktop) and via a mobile or tablet device. Sky Poker is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
  • Points are earned on Cash Poker as follows: For every £1 contributed in cash rake, you receive 6 poker points. Example: Richard and Adam are playing in a pot. Richard has contributed £1.60 in rake, Adam has contributed 50p. Richard would earn 9.6 Poker Points, Adam would earn 3 Poker Points. This will change when Happy Hours are active giving players the opportunity to earn double poker points.
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Jump Start - Get Double Poker Points

Sky Poker Jump Start

The Jump Start promotion from Sky Poker gives customers the chance to double their poker points by continuing to play cash poker single-handed. For every cash hand a customer plays with three players or less, Sky Poker will boost poker points by 100% (double the amount) of Poker Points earned.

  • Only hands that include three players or less will qualify for the points boost.
  • Poker Points accrual updates in real time.
  • Sit and Go’s and Tournaments are not applicable to this promotion.
  • Customers earn 6 Poker Points per £1 of rake in Cash Games.
  • Cash hands played via mobile devices will be eligible.

Example:

If a customer gets £6 of rake in a cash game with three players, they will earn 36 poker points (£1 of rake in Cash Games = 6 Poker Points). This will then be doubled to 72 poker points.

If the cash game had more than three players, the customer would not receive the points boost.

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Super Sunday Tournament

Sky Poker Super Sunday

Sky Poker customers can take part in the Super Sunday Tournament on Sunday 1st October.

  • A £50,000 Super Sunday Main Event at 8pm.
  • A £5,000 Freeroll awarding 50 entries into the £50,000 Main Event at 6:45pm.
  • 12 Freerolls awarding 1x entry into the £50,000 Main Event from 8am to 7pm.
  • 5 Freerolls awarding a Samsung Galaxy tablet from 8pm to 12am.
  • Super Final Table Jackpot - double the usual prizes.
  • A string of boosted tournaments.
  • Happy Hours - double poker points on Cash & SNG's from 2am to 2pm.
  • Knock out Neil Channing or Tony Kendall from the Main Event and win a seat to SPT Brighton.

£50,000 Super Sunday Main Event

Sunday 1st October at 8pm

Buy In - £100 + £10

Guaranteed Prize Pool - £50,000

Type - Bounty Hunter Rebuy

Variant - No Limit Hold'em

Starting Chips - 10,000

Blind Levels - 12 minutes

Late Registration - 132 minutes

Rebuys - Yes (Unlimited until end of late reg - level 11. Must have 0 chips.)

Add On - No

£5000 Super Sunday Freerolls (6:45pm)

Earn a minimum of 100 poker points from 00:00 on Monday 25th September until late registration closes to qualify.

The Freeroll can be found under the 'Super Sunday' tab in the tournament lobby.

Freeroll Details

Sunday 1st October 18:45

Entry Criteria - 100 poker points in the previous 7 days

Guaranteed Prize Pool - £5,000 (Awarded as tournament entries)

Type - FreezeoutVariant - No Limit Hold'emStarting Chips - 3,000Blind Levels - 5 minutesLate Registration - 30 minutesRebuys - NoAdd On - No

Freeroll Prize Breakdown

Please note, players may be registered into the target event during late registration period.

| Rank | Prize | Value || ---------- | ---------- || 1st - 50th | £50,000 Main Event Tournament Entry | £110 |

  • To be eligible to play in the £5,000 Super Sunday Freeroll players have from 00:00:00 on Monday 25th September until 19:14:59 on Sunday 1st October to earn a minimum of 100 poker points. The prize pool is awarded as tournament entries.

£110 Main Event Freerolls (8am-7pm)

No registration fee, no points requirements.

Every Freeroll will award a 1st place prize only, which is entry into the £50,000 Main Event at 8pm, worth £110. Freerolls begin every hour from 8am to 7pm with registration opening 30 minutes before.

All Freerolls can be found under the 'Super Sunday' tab in the tournament lobby.

Samsung Galaxy Tablet Freerolls (8am-12pm)

No registration fee, no points requirements.

Every Freeroll will award a 1st place prize only, which is a Samsung Galaxy tablet, worth £150.

Freerolls begin every hour from 8pm to 12am with registration opening 30 minutes before.

All Freerolls can be found under the 'Super Sunday' tab in the tournament lobby.

Super Final Table Jackpot

For Super Sunday only, get double prizes as part of the Final Table Jackpot. Final table both the 8pm Main Event and the 8:30pm Mini and bag yourself an extra cash prize on top of your winnings.

Boosted Tournaments

We've increased the guarantee of some of your usual favourite tournaments, plus added some extras into the mix so make sure you take advantage.

TournamentGuaranteeBuy InStart Time
Bounty Hunter£8,000£3319:30
Super Sunday Mini£5,000£1120:30
Sheriff Bounty Hunter£4,000£5521:00

Happy Hours 2x Poker Points

Get double poker points on all Cash and Sit & Go games from 2am to 2pm

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Sky Poker Review

Owned and operated by the huge Sky TV company, Sky Poker delivers Texas Holdem, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo games, with a good volume of players at all levels. Lots of bonuses can be claimed by new customers and regulars alike, while an exciting highlight is the chance for players to have their games shown live on the Sky Poker channel.

Opened in 2007, they are not part of a network of other poker rooms, but are still large enough to have several thousand people at the tables during peak hours and they use bespoke software to give a unique look, feel, and style to the whole site. It all looks very neat and is clearly branded with the Sky logo. Navigation is pretty easy, with a simple homepage linking to a poker schedule, registration pages, current promotions information and the poker TV channel.

The 'How To Play' section consists of step-by-step details about how to sign up, use the lobby area, find a table, buy in to a game and more. A poker school will guide anyone who is new through the basics, although more experienced players will still find lots of useful information to help them to improve their game.

Games

Before playing, a customer will need to download the software to their PC, which should only take a few minutes and can be done in just a couple of clicks. Poker varieties are a bit limited, but most online poker players stick to Texas Holdem, which is provided in abundance, while Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo are also popular. Getting to a table is very easy, with users just needing to choose from cash games or tournaments, selecting game type and then either picking a game from the list or using the handy Quickplay feature to narrow down stakes, number of players, limits etc. There is even a link to televised games, which adds a whole new dimension that no other poker site can offer.

The tables themselves are presented clearly in a relaxing blue colour, with quality graphics that are simple to understand. Players can create an avatar and nickname for themselves, which will appear in their table position, while there are lots of opportunities to customise the tables by displaying hand history, average hands per hour, enabling sound effects, auto-mucking losing hands etc.

Chat is always popular at poker tables, and competitors can either display it and join in, or just minimise the chat screen. Other options include a facility for blinds to be posted on the players behalf if they need to be away from a tournament table for a while, or the possibility to sit out cash games while still retaining a seat.

Cards can be displayed in full detail or in a simplified format which is easier to read quickly, while table sizes can be adjusted from full screen to mini view. If more than one table is being played at a time, they can be 'tiled' to show them all on screen, and an 'auto focus' facility which causes the table to flash when it is time for the player to act. A players forum can be found under the 'Community' link where people can discuss all aspects of the games, learn from others to how best to use the site, or just brag about some big wins. Although there may not be any Stud Poker or Speed games, Sky still offer some top quality software, infinitely adjustable to suit each client's personal preferences.

Bonuses and Promotions

There's quite a range of bonuses here, although like any good poker operator, Sky constantly update their offers. New customers will usually be offered a first deposit match bonus, which means that for every £10 paid into their account, Sky will add another £10 in bonus funds. These funds will be released gradually, the more the customer plays and can be up to a maximum value of £100s. Regular offers can include a small no-deposit deal for new players, where they are given £10 or so to play real games and win real money. These bonus funds are paid out as Poker Points, not actual cash. An additional offer is free entry to exclusive new player freeroll tournaments, which are a great way to learn how the software and games operate without the need to stake anything, while perhaps also winning a decent prize at the end.

Returning users collect poker points each time they stake money on a cash game or buy into a tournament. Points are earned at different rates depending on how many are accumulated during any given month, so a casual player could earn 1 Point for every £10 spent, whilst a high roller could earn them at twice that rate. Those who get about 10,000 points per month can enter the Priority Rewards scheme, earning up to 30% rakeback, faster payouts, entry to exclusive tournaments, freerolls and competitions, plus a VIP manager to handle their account.

Other promotions include some huge tournaments, with monthly ones often having prizes of £10,000s, and Sky have their own national tour with six stages and a grand final where the top prize is around £60,000. 50/50 tournaments run until half of the competitors remain, with each of them getting their buy-ins returned, plus a share of the prize pot, while Turbo Tuesday tournaments, which are shown live on Sky Poker, feature three events within an hour of each other.

Banking

There is a highly detailed FAQ section that goes step-by-step through how to deposit and withdraw funds. Accepted methods include credit and debit cards, plus e-wallets, although prepaid cards and vouchers are not allowed. The minimum deposit amount is just £5. Withdrawn funds are paid back to whichever card or e-wallet was used to make the most recent deposits, or by bank draft. It can take 3-5 working days for money to get back to a credit or debit card account, but when an e-wallet has been used, it is usually much quicker.

Summary

Sky Poker is an excellent site, with just some minor issues, the main one being that only a couple of game types are offered, so players looking for lots of variety may wish to look elsewhere. Having said that, there are lots of games and tournaments going on at any time, with good player volumes at a wide range of buy in prices. Promotions can be quite lucrative, with three separate offers to attract new players and a good loyalty points system, especially for high rollers. An additional benefit of playing at Sky Poker is that once an account has been opened at any part of their site, the same login details and account can be used across the sportsbook, 'Vegas' casino, and bingo areas.

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