From Feb. 17 through 19, 2012, the Fox Poker Club in London will play host to the Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event. Now, you have a chance to win your way into the event through an exclusive promotion from PokerNews and Betfair Poker that will see two players walk away with a $1,400 package.
The coveted packages will be awarded to the winner and runner-up of a freeroll that will take place at 1900 GMT on Feb. 4. To qualify for the freeroll, PokerNews players must earn just 50 Player Points between Jan. 9 and Feb. 1. Given that Player Points are awarded at a rate of 3.6 per $1 in tournament fees and 3.6 per $1 in rake at the cash-game tables, you can essentially earn a seat in the $2,800 freeroll for less than $14.
Each package consists of:
- A $650 Main Event buy-in for Betfair Poker LIVE London on Feb. 17
- $750 travel and accommodation allowance
- Betfair's legendary hospitality
With such low entry requirements, the freeroll should have no problem attracting the required 10 players to start. If you’re fortunate enough to win a seat, you’ll play in the Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event, which is played in a "bounty hunter" format. With $100 out of each buy-in serving as a bounty, you don’t even need to make the money to pocket some cash.
Want an idea of what you can expect? Last year's Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event drew 171 players and created a prize pool of £39,330. The winner of that event, Arttu Pitkakangas, ended up walking away with more than £7,600 for his efforts.
In addition, any player who downloads Betfair Poker through PokerNews will receive a sign-up bonus of their choice between $50 and $2,500. These promotions are only available to players who sign up through PokerNews, so download Betfair Poker now.