PartyPoker Weekly: 17 Vegas Facts, WSOP Satellites and More
Want to Learn More About Las Vegas?
Everyone in the poker world is gearing up for what should be the biggest, best and richest World Series of Poker ever. Tens of thousands of poker players will descend on Las Vegas for the 2013 WSOP, but how much do you actually know about the place they love to call "Sin City?"
For example, did you know there are 1,700 casinos in Las Vegas? And that if you head to Las Vegas this year you will be among the 37,500,000 who visit "The Entertainment Capital of the World."
Want to know some more WSOP facts that the PartyPoker blog has researched? Then head over t the 17 Things You Didn't Know About Vegas blog post!
Have you won your WSOP Package yet?
The 2013 World Series of Poker begins on May 29, and you could find yourself in the thick of the action, thanks to PartyPoker and its WSOP promotions. PokerNews will be in Las Vegas covering every WSOP event, and we would be delighted if we were writing updates about you outsmarting the pros and winning a potentially life-changing sum of money.
Check out the PartyPoker lobby and you will see plenty of satellite tournaments that eventually award one of two amazing WSOP packages. There are at least one $2,500 WSOP side event package and WSOP Main Event package to be won every week. Have you won yours yet? If the answer is no, you need to hurry because although the satellite will run until June 16, time is running out to win a PartyPoker WSOP package.
Every Sunday at 14:50 ET until June 16 there will be a $700+$50 WSOP satellite on PartyPoker that will award one in 20 players a $14,000 2013 WSOP Package! One package is guaranteed, but there will be more given away as the WSOP draws ever closer and the excitement of the series starts to get hold of everyone. The last $650 buy-in WSOP satellite, which ran April 28, saw 65 players buy in and three packages awarded, fourth, fifth and sixth place each winning $1,750, $1,050 and $700 in cash respectively. Congratulations to "botServer555", "Poversohler" and "bigbingo67" on winning a WSOP Main Event package worth $14,000!
Each Main Event package consists of:
- $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in
- $2,000 in spending money
- Hotel accommodation in Las Vegas for 10 nights
Also on Sundays, but at the slightly later time of 15:45 ET, a $275+$25 Las Vegas Experience satellite takes place in which one $5,000 package is guaranteed. The $5,000 package consists of:
- $2,500 WSOP side event buy-in
- $1,650 in spending money
- Hotel accommodation in Las Vegas for seven nights
Don't be disheartened if the main satellites are out of your price range. PartyPoker is running plenty of qualifier tournaments that feed into them. These qualifiers cost between $1 and $80 to enter, although there are a number of daily freerolls in the lobby, too.
Use Your Free $50 to Qualify for the WSOP!
PartyPoker is giving PokerNews customers a free $50 just for creating a PartyPoker account. There are no hidden catches. You really will be given a free $50 poker bankroll! What will you use your free $50 for? Will you attempt to turn it into a more substantial amount of money by grinding low-stakes cash games and tournaments, or will you try use it to qualify for the upcoming WSOP?
Whatever you plans for your free poker are, all you need to do to get your hands on the $50 is follow the simple steps highlighted below.
- Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNews
- Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "PN50FREE"
- Fill out the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
- Return to PokerNews and fill out our brief registration form
- Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have received the confirmation email, $20 will be placed in your PartyPoker account. You must earn at least 40 PartyPoints before you will be able to withdraw the free $20. If you do not earn 40 PartyPoints within 60 days, the initial $20, or whatever remains of it, will be forfeited. PartyPoints are earned at a rate of two PartyPoints per $1 in rake or tournament fees, so earning 40 within 60 days is easy.
Once you have earned 40 PartyPoints, an additional $30 will be deposited in your account, bringing the total free cash to $50. You must then generate 160 points before you can cash out any of the $30 and must do so within 120 days, otherwise the $30, or the remainder of it, will be forfeited.
Boost Your Bankroll with the FastForward Challenge
PartyPoker's offering to the world of "fast-fold" poker, FastForward, is already one of the most exciting and potentially profitable ways to play online poker, but that excitement and potential profitability has just been boosted thanks to the FastFoward Challenge.
The FastForward Challenge will see you awarded a poker bonus of between $5 and $100 just for sitting down and playing FastForward poker. If you earn just a single point on four separate days during the week, a $5 poker bonus will find its way to your account. Earn one point every day for seven days, and this bonus increases to $10.
The maximum bonus this promotion yields is $100, which is awarded to anyone who earns 100 points a day for seven consecutive days. Points are awarded at two PartyPoints per $1 paid in rake and the points really rack up thanks to the sheer number of hands that you can play per hour at FastForward Poker tables.
|Points Per Day||Four days in a week||Seven days in a week|
|One point per day||$5 poker bonus||$10 poker bonus|
|Five points per day||$15 poker bonus||$20 poker bonus|
|25 points per day||$35 poker bonus||$40 poker bonus|
|50 points per day||$45 poker bonus||$50 poker bonus|
|100 points per day||$75 poker bonus||$100 poker bonus|
As an added incentive to grind, PartyPoker will award you with an extra cash bonus if you qualify for a bonus for 12 consecutive weeks. If you can withstand the lightning-fast pace of FastForward Poker, then this is the promotion for you.
Win Knockout Prizes The Contender Promotion
The Contenders promotion is a long-running promotion that will see someone walk away with the lion's share of $12,000 and bragging rights over peer. Depending on how much poker you play at PartyPoker during the month, you could be playing in one of six special freerolls that have prize pools ranging from $2,000 to a desirable $12,000!
|Weight Class||Points Requirement||Prize pool|
As you can see, by earning just a single PartyPoint during the month, you will gain access to a $2,000 freeroll. Spend a little more time and generate 1,000 PartyPoints at the poker tables, and you will be able to step into the ring of a $12,000 freeroll!
PartyPoints are awarded at a rate of two per $1 paid in rake or tournament fees.
Have you got what it takes to be a contender?