What Types Of Promotions Are There?
Poker promotions can include anything from special bonuses to holiday prizes, tournament entries, draws, poker points races, VIP schemes etc. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types…
Poker bonuses do also fall under the umbrella of promotions, clearly they’re also designed to entice new depositors and reward existing players. But to my mind bonuses are a little different than promotions – a bonus offer tends to be longer term (you’ll see the same bonus offered for many weeks or months even), whereas promotions tend to be shorter term in nature. They’re available until the poker promotions team think up a new clever offer or the promo hits its closing date.
Different types of bonuses are covered in depth on the betting bonuses page, however one perfect example is the long-running $88 free offer from 888Poker. 888 are one of the well known poker rooms who have been around and serving up high quality poker games for many years.
Their $88 promotion is focused on giving you $88 free just to play poker games. It starts off with a free $8 in your account on registration, broken down into $2 worth of ring games cash and $6 of tournament tickets. You’ll then get 10 x $8 gifts as you collect 888 Status Points – released in the same $2/$6 split as for the initial offer – for every 250 points earned.
To me, this is a no lose offer. OK it’s not vast riches, but for anyone starting out it does at least give free cash to get practicing.
Tournaments are popular with regular players, and of course you can get online and land based tournaments. Playing in poker tournaments is a brilliant way of getting lots of playing time for your money, often for small entry fees.
So because of this popularity, you’ll find lots of promotions which revolve around poker tournaments. These can be free entry tickets, or tournaments where the prizes can give extremely valuable entries to major online or land tournaments.
These will normally kick off and end on specific dates, but you can enter at any time within those dates. Players earn points for how many hands played. The person with the most at the end gets the prize.