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Big Deal – $100K Guaranteed

The Big Deal tournament with at least $100,000 in guaranteed prize money remains one of the most popular Bovada’s running promotions. The tournament takes place every Sunday at 4 pm ET and you can qualify for as little as $1. It has several other qualifying levels with satellites offered daily at many different buy-ins, all for the ultimate prize of at least $20K that the winner of the Sunday main tournament will receive. Here is the full qualifying schedule.

Tournament Name


Day and Time (ET)

Cheap Seats

$100K Cheap Seats*


Daily at 12:40 AM, 3:40 AM, and 7:40 AM

Guaranteed Tournaments

$100K Special Qualifier 50 Seats Guaranteed

$18 + $1.80

Saturdays at 2:10 PM


$100K Semifinal**

$16 + $1

Daily at 4:40 AM, 9:40 AM, 8:40 PM, and 10:10 PM, Sundays at 1:10 PM

$100K Semifinal (Turbo)**

$16 + $1

Sundays at 2:40 PM

$100K Semifinal (Rebuy)**

$7 + $0.70

Daily at 11:40 AM and 11:40 PM

$100K Semifinal (DS)**

$35 + $3.50

Monday – Saturday at 11:40 AM and 11:40 PM

Last Chance Qualifiers

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$4 + $0.40

Sundays at 1:06 PM, 1:10 PM, and 1:14 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$7 + $0.70

Sundays at 1:36 PM, 1:40 PM, and 1:44 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$16 + $1

Sundays at 1:58 PM, 2:02 PM, 2:06 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:14 PM, and 2:18 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier **

$30 + $3

Sundays at 2:21 PM, 2:24 PM, 2:28 PM, 2:32 PM, 2:36 PM, 2:40 PM, 2:44 PM, and 2:48 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier (Hyper Turbo)**

$20 + $2

Sundays at 3:40 PM, 3:50 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:10 PM, and 4:20 PM

*One player for every $17 in the prize pool will win a tournament ticket to any $100K Semi Final.  

** One player for every $162 in the prize pool will win a Tournament Ticket to the $100K Guaranteed.

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Carbon Poker Promotions


Poker Maximus VI Freeroll

With its sixth installment of the famed Poker Maximus series coming back on September 8 bigger than ever, CP is offering a $10K freeroll with prizes to top 1,000 finishers. To qualify, you need to earn 100 VIP points in the qualification period between August 1 and August 31. The freeroll itself starts on August 31st at 3 pm server time. The top nine will receive a $215 coupon good for any but two ($500 ones) Maximus events, 10th through 27th will get a $109 coupon, then 28th to 54th  – $60, and on in descending order, last 500 in the money each getting a $1.10 coupon.

200% First Deposit Bonus

Carbon has developed a bonus payout structure allowing players to earn a full 200% of their first deposit of up to $2,500. Here is how it works: one dollar is earned on each 150 VIP accumulated and then bonus is paid in $5 increments upon earning every 750 points. There are several other requirements, such as one use only, $20 minimum deposit, and any unused bonus will expire on withdrawal.

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 Caesars Entertainment Reaffirms Plans to Launch Poker Site This Summer

Since the approval of Caesars Entertainment’s operator license to offer a World Series of Poker – branded poker website early in July, the poker world has been anxiously waiting for the news of the official launch date.

Stopping short of announcing the date, the firm’s CEO Gary Loveman did confirm in a conference call related to the release of the quarterly earnings report that the company still plans to introduce the product this quarter.

In the report, the company states that it is encouraged by the economic outlook, consumer sentiment, and business trends and plans to go forward with the scheduled online projects.

The first word of a planned website release came during the massive advertising campaign at this year’s WSOP in Las Vegas where players were even allowed to pre-register for online poker accounts.

Caesars Entertainment is also one of the companies widely expected to enter the online gaming market in New Jersey, which is set to open to operators this fall. Both Nevada and New Jersey will operate their online gaming industries separately at first, but both already plan to form a compact to increase the market space and provide larger liquidity, which is essential for the games to flourish.


10 Millionth Hand is Dealt at Ultimate Poker

Only three months in operation, the sole American-based poker website Ultimate Poker, owned by Station Casinos, celebrated a momentous occasion by dealing its 10 millionth hand last Thursday.

Reaching 9 million hands a week prior, the site promoted the upcoming event selecting 21 other milestone hands and awarding $500 prizes to the winner of each, the rest of the players at the table receiving $50 each. The biggest payout, of course, came when the 10 millionth hand eventually arrived.

The lucky winner was none other than a known poker pro Steven Kelly, playing under the screen name ‘SteveKelly’, who has already cashed out five times and has over $1 million to his name in career tournament winnings. He was at a $.25/$.50 No Limit Holdem table and won a $6.85 pot on ace high. His reward for being so timely with this small victory was another $5,000.

Ultimate Poker has every reason to be proud of this achievement as during these three months it has already climbed to be ranked the 33rd online poker room in the industry. On this accomplishment, their Chief Marketing Officer Joe Versaci noted: “This gives us a good opportunity to look back at how far we’ve come and an even better excuse to run a great promotio