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BetOnline Poker to Host Weekly Casino Chip Freerolls

Posted on by John Lathram

Happy Hour FreerollFrom next Monday, BetOnline Poker is hosting weekly freeroll poker tournaments in which the top fifty players will win a share of $3,000 in casino chips. What´s unusual about the freeroll tournaments is that they are timed events, and players´ positions will be determined at the end of one hour of play.

BetOnline Poker has been pretty quiet of late when it comes to poker promotions. After a spell of activity earlier in the summer that included significant changes to its cash race, the introduction of a free poker odds calculator, and other player friendly changes, there has only been some subtle improvements to the site´s tournament schedule to write home about.

Since it was won twice in five days back in March, the BetOnline Poker Bad Beat Jackpot has remained intact and currently stands at $743,500, and the site´s monthly $100K guaranteed tournament continues to overlay by between $20K and $40K despite the site extending the satellite schedule. Now, however, there is a new promotion worth taking notice of – the BetOnline Casino Happy Hour Freeroll.

The BetOnline Casino Happy Hour Freeroll

Despite its name, the BetOnline Casino Happy Hour Freeroll is a poker tournament rather than a casino tournament. It is scheduled to take place at 5:00 pm (all times ET) each Monday evening starting next week (Monday 27th August), and is a timed tournament lasting just sixty minutes – hence the inclusion of “Happy Hour” in the title of the promotion.

Late registration is open for just fifteen minutes and, if your chip stack falls below its starting level during the late registration period, you can re-buy chips at a cost of $1.00. At the end of sixty minutes, the players occupying the top fifty positions will win a share of the $3,000 prize pool (paid as Live Dealer casino chips as follows):

BetOnline Casino Happy Hour Freeroll
PositionChip Value
1$250
2$150
3-6$100
7-50$50

Watch Out for the Terms and Conditions

Unfortunately, if it gets to 6:00 pm and you finish at the top of the tournament chip counts, you won´t be able to sprint off to the Live Dealer casino in order to wager your chips immediately. Your winnings will be credited to your account within 24 hours, but are only valid for play from 00:01 am on the following Friday morning until 11:59 pm the following Sunday night.

What´s more, regular Blackjack games are excluded from the promotion and before you can keep any cash you win by wagering your free casino chips, you have to rollover the amount you won in the freeroll tournament a minimum of six times. So, if you finish second and win $150 in casino chips, you have to stake a minimum of $900 at the Live Dealer tables.

Worth Checking Out the BetOnline Casino

Undoubtedly the latest BetOnline Poker promotion has the objective of cross-selling poker players into the online casino, but if you like online casino games, the BetOnline Casino is worth checking out. In addition to the Live Dealer section (in which you can play Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Super 6), there is a host of slots and table games driven by Betsoft and Rival Gaming software.

The promotions for visitors to the online casino are also pretty good and consist of deposit bonuses, casino tournaments, leaderboard competitions and risk-free bets.

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