BetOnline Poker has wasted no time launching new games and new promotions to celebrate the start of the New Year. Plus, just in case you still needed a reason to visit the site, BetOnline Poker´s Bad Beat Jackpot prize pool is just about to exceed $1,000,000.
BetOnline Poker seems to be making a special effort at the moment to attract every type of online poker player. Last month the site launched Windfall Sit & Go games and ran a missions-based Christmas promotion and – only three days into the New Year – has now enhanced its choice of games by adding fast-fold Boost Poker, plus improved its New Player Freeroll and MTT Leaderboard promotions.
As if that wasn´t enough to attract more players to the site, BetOnline Poker´s Bad Beat Jackpot continues to increase in size. At the time of publication, the Jackpot prize pool stands at $964,011, and with a busy weekend of action ahead, the prize pool could easily surpass $1 million by this time next week – assuming it is not won first!
Play Boost Poker at BetOnline
Boost Poker is BetOnline Poker´s fast-fold NL Hold´em game that gives players the opportunity to fast-fold their hole cards and immediately be dealt different hole cards at a new table. At present, 6-Max Boost Poker games are available at six stake levels ranging from $0.02/$0.05 to $1.00/$2.00 and players can select to play up to four tables at a time.
Boost Poker games have been slow to take off at the higher stake levels – possibly due to them not being part of the Bad Beat Jackpot promotion, but also because they are slightly difficult to find among the multitude of options offered by BetOnline Poker. The quickest way to access the games is to use the filter in the cash game lobby as indicated below:
Changes to the New Player Freeroll Promotion
Previously, players who created and funded an account with BetOnline Poker were invited to play in a freeroll tournament with a $5,000 prize pool that took place every week. From January 2018, the frequency of the tournament has been changed from weekly to monthly and the prize pool increased from $5,000 to $10,000.
Although the value of the promotion has been halved, it actually means players can win more money. If, for example, you created an account today, you would have previously had one shot at winning a share of $5,000. Now you have a shot at winning a share of $10,000. The New Player Freeroll tournament for players who create and fund an account during January will be played on Sunday 11th February.
New Face-Off MTT Leaderboard Tournaments
Every week at BetOnline Poker, players who perform well in the site´s multitable tournaments (MTTs) are rewarded with cash prizes as they climb the MTT leaderboard. There is $5,000 available in cash prizes to the top twenty players across three leaderboard competitions every week – the three leaderboards representing three buy-in levels to give players of all bankrolls a chance of winning.
From this month, the top 100 hundred players in each leaderboard category from the previous month will be invited to play in exclusive Face-Off MTT Leaderboard Tournaments. There are separate tournaments for players in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories with respective prize pools of $2,000, $1,000 and $500. Deep payout structures ensure that thirty players in each tournament will receive a New Year boost to their bankrolls.
What Else is New at BetOnline Poker?
Contrary to what I forecast last week, BetOnline Poker´s monthly $100,000 guaranteed tournament on New Year´s Eve only narrowly failed to reach its guarantee. The success of the event prompted the site to increase the guarantee for January´s monthly tournament to $150,000. Although the buy-ins for the tournament and its satellites have also increased, the satellites at this stage of the month are a value-packed way to qualify for the target event.
One thing that has not changed is the BetOnline Poker bonus for new players. This still stands at a generous 200% bonus on first deposits up to a maximum bonus of $2,500. This special offer is only available to players using the bonus code “VIP2500[/bonmuscode]” when making their first deposit and following the instructions written in my review. It is going to be a good New Year at BetOnline Poker. Make sure you are part of it by visiting the site today.