Online Poker – Promotions – 888 Poker Golden Pyramid 2017
From now until 30th July 2017 play freeroll tournaments at 888 for a share of $1Million
888 Golden Pyramid Promotion
888 are well known for their $88 free on first registration bonus offer that’s been running for some time. But the poker giant are not just relying on that to bring in new players, and regularly run big one-off promotions to keep poker players interested.
The latest is the 888 Golden Pyramid promotion which offers the chance to play in a number of daily scheduled tournaments alongside your normal diet of daily tournaments and ring games – and potentially win some great value prizes.
On this page we’ll take a look at those different prizes, how you can get to win one (or more) of them, and generally what’s involved with an attempted climb to the top of the Golden Pyramid.
It may be well worth understanding the detail behind this promotion – 888’s newest promo runs for long enough to get a number of bites of the cherry!
Nothing like a concise video to cover what you really need to know right? This one specially created by 888 to explain the Golden Pyramid levels and prizes is right on the button!
888Poker’s latest promo revolves around playing tournaments to climb the Golden Pyramid and win prizes based on how high you can get.
No limit Texas Holdem tournaments are held daily. No cost to enter, they’re freerolls. But you can get extra entries by spending/wagering money in other ways.
Any player occupying a spot in the top 3000 of each daily tournament goes through to the tournament on the next level, and ultimately to a once weekly final offering a prize pool of $10k.
But there are other ways to win cash too aside from playing in tournaments. Spin the “Wheel of Ra” to win more tournament entries, casino freeplays and free sports bets, or get lucky in the Gold Coins ‘Mystery Gold’ tournaments.
Total cash prize pool is $1Million spread over all actvities in the offer.
How It Works
Essentially you’ll be playing in a 4 tiered, no limit Texas Holdem tournament program, with each stepped tournament having its own name, timings, and prize values. See below for details of the individual tournaments.
The top tier tournament is the big one – the weekly $10k final. You can guarantee your place by finishing in the top 3000 in each of the other three. Prize values in the lower tiers get progressively bigger as you step through the levels, starting from $500.
Start & End Date
If you’re reading this the promo has already started. Final day is 30th July 2017.
Share in $1 million in various combinations of:
- Cash prizes via the tournaments – daily $12k in total events and a weekly final worth $10k
- Casino freeplays
- Sports bets
- Club tokens
How To Enter
Entry is straightforward.
If you’re already a registered 888 account holder you should get a mail confirming your eligibility…plus you’ll get a popup on logging in.
Not an account holder? No problem, all you need to do is register and make at least one deposit.
Winning Additional Tournament Entries
Win extra tickets to the $500 Pharaohs Tournament
- Achieve 1st place in any Blast Tournament with a minimum buy-in of $1
- Win 10 hands in any cash games with minimum stakes of 2cents – 5cents
- Make 5 minimum $1 bets in the 888 Casino
- Bet at least $5 in any sports event
Win extra tickets to the $2000 Sphinx Tournament
- Achieve 1st place in 4 Blast Tournament with a minimum buy-in of $1
- Win 40 hands in any cash games with minimum stakes of 2cents – 5cents
- Make 10 minimum $1 bets in the 888 Casino
- Bet at least $10 in any sports event
Win extra tickets to the $4000 Tutankhamun Tournament
- Achieve 1st place in 8 Blast Tournaments with a minimum buy-in of $1
- Win 80 hands in any cash games with minimum stakes of 2cents – 5cents
- Make 30 minimum $1 bets in the 888 Casino
- Bet at least $25 in any sports event
Who Can Play
As we’ve seen, you only need to be an account holder who’s made at least one cash deposit to be eligible.
Of course no one under legal age will be able to play, plus there are the usual restrictions on poker players from certain countries where online gambling is not legal.
The 4 tiered tournaments are made up of:
Daily Pharaoh When: Every day at 00:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 21:00 GMT until 30/07/2017
Daily Spinx When: Every day at 17:00 and 22:00 GMT until 30/07/2017
Daily Tutankhamun When: Every day at 19:00 GMT until 30/07/2017
The image below gives a perfect illustration of the levels involved.
More Ways To Win
Winning a tournament (or even getting in to the top 3000 and getting to the bigger games) might be enough for some players right?
But if there’s more on offer you’d be daft not to go for it. And there is more on offer….
The Wheel of Ra
This is a clever incentive designed to encourage you to log into your 888Poker account every day…plus of course while you’re in you’re more likely to play in one of the promotional tournaments.
Each time you log in you will be offered the chance to spin the wheel and win either a Golden Pyramid tournament entry ticket, a casino freeplay voucher, or a free sports bet.
Log in between 5pm and midnight GMT via your mobile each day and you get a second attempt at the spin.
Mystery Gold Tournaments
Three Golden Pyramid tournaments each week will be nominated as “Mystery Gold” tournaments.
The clever bit with this is you won´t actually know you’re playing in a “Mystery Gold” tournament until after the tournament has started.
Strike lucky though (or make your own luck by playing in as many tournaments as possible) and if you finish in the top one hundred places you’ll receive an award of 2000 Gold Tokens. These can then be exchanged via the 888Poker Club for cash, no deposit bonuses and general tournament entry tickets.
Is That It? Any Other Ways To Win In The 888 Golden Pyramid Promotion?
No that’s not it, there’s more!
Each week you’ll also be looking at winning your share of 600,000 Gold Tokens which will be cunningly hidden in three tournaments – one in each pyramid level.
You can take your hoard of Cleopatra’s Gold tokens by making it into a top 100 place in these tournaments.
Check Your Progress
It’s easy to see how many Tournament Tickets you have in your account. Simply click ‘My Profile’ – ‘My Tournament Tickets’ in the lobby.
As you’d expect, there are some restrictions and these are clearly spelled out in the promotion terms and conditions.
Some of the most noteworthy are:
- No one under age of 18 can participate
- One entry per household, computer device, mobile device
- Players from certain countries cannot participate (full list here)
- Daily challenges (the extra ways to win tournament entries) are only open to players who have played at least one freeroll
Pros & Cons
Hmmm, let me think? Free tournament entries, various ways to get more from simply doing whatever you might normally do at 888. And up to the end of July to partake.
It’s not hard to see the positives is it?
And given all this, you may struggle to see any negatives either. I guess maybe you may be tempted to play more cash games, bet in the casino, or place a sports bet that you wouldn’t normally have in order to try and get more tournament entries. I’d suggest just be careful if this is the case.
Most of the information you’ll need is on this page, and there are a number of direct links to the relevant pages on the 888 website.
I could list various other poker websites who’ve also covered the promotion, but if you want to see these your best bet is just to carry out a Google search on the promotion.