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The $5K PTS Weekly

The staple of Bovada’s weekly menu has been the $5,000 Poker Points Freeroll. You can put those hard-earned Poker Points to good use by playing for your share of five grand given out every Thursday or Saturday without risking any cash. Buy into one of these tournaments directly for 1,000 Poker Points or win your chance to play via a 25 PTS Turbo or 200 PTS qualifier. 20% of the field in the weekly tournament shares in the $5,000 prize pool.

Here is the full schedule of the series.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll Qualifier – 200 PTS Buy-in.

–          Run daily at 5:10 PM ET.

–          Top 15 receive a ticket for the weekly $5K Freeroll Tournament.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll Qualifier – 25 OTS Buy-in

–          Run daily at 11:10 PM ET.

–          Top 15 receive a ticket for the weekly $5K Freeroll Tournament.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll – 1,000 PTS buy-in or use a ticket from the qualifiers above.

–          Run every other Saturday at 2:20 PM ET.

–          Top 20% share in the $5,000 Prize Pool.

$5,000 PTS Freeroll (Turbo) – 1,000 PTS buy-in or use a ticket from the qualifiers above.

–          Run every other Thursday at 9:20 PM ET.

–          Top 20% share in the $5,000 Prize Pool.

100% Welcome Bonus

For new poker players, the Poker Points – in addition to getting you into the $5K freeroll (see above) – will be a reward on their own.

Bovada will match any new player’s deposit of up to $1,000 according to the amount of Poker Points earned within the first 60 days of the deposit.

The bonuses will be issued immediately upon reaching point levels, as in the table below.

Level     Poker Points      Bonus Issued     Total Bonuses

1              50                           $10                         $10

2              250                         $40                         $50

3              750                         $100                       $150

4              1500                       $150                       $300

5              3,000                     $300                       $600

6              5,000                     $400                       $1,000

 

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WSOP.com, Next U.S. Real-Money Poker Site, Will Launch This Thursday

Caesars Entertainment, owner of the WSOP brand, just announced a launch of its own online poker offering. Come this Thursday, September 19, at 9:19 AM PT WSOP.com will open its doors to all Nevada residents and visitors of legal age (21 and over) to play Sit & Go’s, tournaments, cash games and participate in WSOP-size promotions on their site.

The games will first open in the Field Trial phase, where Nevada gaming authorities will closely monitor all facets of the game before giving their final approval of the technology.

The announcement on the company’s official website reveals plethora of details concerning the software, registration, game selection, upcoming promotions, and marketing activities associated with the launch.

  • The software is powered by 888 Holdings, the company that supports WSOP’s UK offering and will be available to both PC and Mac users.
  • Games will be offered in Limit and No-Limit Hold’em, Omaha,  Omaha Hi-Lo, and Seven Card Stud at full ring and short-handed tables with stakes starting at $0.01-$0.02 and tournaments with buy-ins from $1.10.
  • Daily $25 and $100 freerolls will be available to players of all levels.
  • The first promotion is a series of satellites and ladder tournaments to win a ticket to the WSOP Europe in Paris.
  • The site’s signature promotion will be the WSOP.com Online Championships, a series of nine tournaments with $500,000 in added money. The nine winners of these tournaments will get to play in the “Online Nine” to coincide with the WSOP’s land-based Main Event finale played on November 9.

The company is obviously excited about this landmark event and is open about its ambitions to be a dominant force in online gaming. The next immediate step for Caesars and the industry overall is to increase liquidity by forging compacts among all states that regulate online poker, currently Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.