For years, Winamax hasfocused on the regulated French market, but now it is branching into other parts of Europe. Winamax’s decision to do this has major benefits for PokerNews customers because Winamax is hosting eight PokerNews-exclusive freerolls that each has a prize pool of €1,000!
Each of the eight freerolls will pay the top 80 finishers with tournament tickets worth between €5 and €150 that can be used to buy into a wide range of tournaments on the excellent Winamax site. The payout schedule can be seen in the table below:
|*Finishing position||Prize (Tournament ticket)|
The first of these eight €1,000 freerolls takes place at 20:00 CET on April 18, with each subsequent freeroll taking place on the following week until June 6. With the first freeroll only being a week away, you need to act fast to avoid missing the chance of obtaining some tournament tickets.
- Name: PokerNews Winamax
- Date: Thursday 18 April
- Time: 20:00CET
- Tournament ID: 43177520
Thankfully, there is no need to make a deposit of any sort to be eligible for any of the freerolls. However, because of French law, players must complete the first of three stages of the sign-up process before they can compete in any real-money games – and that includes our exclusive freerolls.
Special Sign-Up Instructions
To comply with the rules set by the French regulator ARJEL, the sign-up process to Winamax is different from what you may be used to. Please read the following three instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before signing up to Winamax.
1.) When new players sign up, they must do the following or they will not be allowed to play in real-money games, or freerolls, or make a deposit.
- Provide their date and place of birth.
- Provide their bank account number (IBAN and BIC/Swift numbers).
- Define certain spending and playing limits.
2.) Once an account has been created, a player has three months to provide the following documentation:
- A copy of an ID document such as a passport or driving license.
- A proof of bank account ownership, such as a bank statement.
- Both documents must match exactly the details entered when creating the Winamax account.
Failure to provide this information within one month will cause the account to be locked. If the documents are not sent within three months, the account will be permanently closed.
3.) Once Winamax has received and validated all of the relevant documents, a letter containing a personal validation code will be sent to the player’s postal address. A player has six weeks in which to enter this code, and once this is done, the account is fully finalised and funds may be withdrawn from the Winamax account if desired.
Remember, you only need to complete the first step to play in the €1,000 freerolls, but you must complete the other two stages to withdraw any winnings or to make a deposit.
Still Want More? Then Grab a €500 Bonus!
As if our special freerolls wasn’t enough to have you scrambling for your keyboards, PokerNews customers can also help themselves to a 100% match up to €500 first-deposit bonus! Sign-up for your free Winamax account via our special landing page and the bonus and entry to 12 daily cash freerolls are all yours.