Where can you find a freeroll with a prize pool of $5,000? Look no further than bet365, which has teamed up with PokerNews to offer a top-notch promotion with tremendous value that you won't want to miss.
The first $5,000 PokerNews Open Vaults freeroll at bet365 has already taken place, but the promotion will continue through Jan. 6, 2013 with an additional $5,000 freeroll. The promotion is open to new and existing customers, but only to those who created their bet365 accounts via PokerNews links or used PokerNews bonus codes.
Qualifying for the freeroll is easy. New players who make their first real-money deposit during the qualification period will be eligible to participate in the $5,000 freeroll once they have earned 150 Merit Points. Existing customers who have signed up to bet365 via PokerNews are also welcome to compete, as long as they earn 300 Merit Points during the qualification period.
Merit Points are earned at a rate of 15 Merit Points per $1 paid in rake or tournament fees, meaning you could be playing in a $5,000 freeroll for as little as $10 in rake!
The final $5,000 freeroll will take place on Jan. 6, and the qualification period runs from Dec. 16, 2012 through Jan. 5, 2013:
|Tournament||Date||Time (GMT)||Qual. Period||Prize Pool|
|PokerNews Open Vaults Freeroll #2||Jan. 6||20:00||Dec. 16 — Jan. 5||$5,000|
Usually, freerolls with prize pools as large as these attract thousands of entrants, which reduces the chances of winning money dramatically. With this promotion being exclusive to PokerNews members only, players will only be competing against those who have signed up to bet365 via PokerNews. That means the field size will be much smaller than in a typical freeroll tournament, increasing your odds to win.
In addition to the great value in the $5,000 freeroll tournament, PokerNews customers new to bet365 will be able to help themselves to one of the biggest first-deposit bonuses in the business. By downloading bet365 via PokerNews, you will be eligible for a 200% match on your deposit up to $1,000! For example, deposit $100 and receive a $200 bonus in your bet365 account. Increase that initial deposit to $500, and bet365 will match it 200% and put a $1,000 bonus in your account. This huge bonus is cleared at a rate of $10 per 1,000 Merit Points earned, and you will have 60 days from your first deposit in which to clear as much of it as you can.