Unibet Poker Removes Highest-Stakes Cash Games
Unibet announced that it has removed its highest-stakes cash games from the poker client in an effort to protect the ecology of the site. After relaunching in 2014 with a max buy-in of €400 allowed for hold’em and Omaha games, Unibet added NL800 and PL800 in March 2017, but has since decided that these games may not be best suited for the site at this time.
David Pomroy, Head of Poker at Unibet, explained the company’s decision as a proactive measure.
“Our main priority has always been to safeguard the ecology of our site as everything we do is ultimately built on that foundation. The addition of NL800 and PL800 had contributed to short-handed games and slightly faster loss rates of recreational players at our higher stakes. Although the situation was by no means critical, we decided it was best to act on that trend sooner rather than later.”
Pomroy assures its clientele that Unibet hasn’t forgotten about its higher stakes players.
“We’ll be launching a new promotion next month which will be aimed at our recreational higher stakes players and will consider restoring NL800 and PL800 in the future once we feel a sufficient support structure is in place. This decision doesn’t change our long-term ambitions to continue growing the site but right now our focus is on ensuring that we continue to offer a non-predatory environment and the most enjoyable cash games online.”
The promotion to which Pomroy referred is the Winter Bootcamp — a high stakes race through Jan. 31 to compete for a piece of €40,000 to be distributed among those who play NL/PL200 and NL/PL400 cash games during the promotional period.
The promotion is now in its fifth week of eight where the top 30 Unibet players on the weekly leaderboard get their hands on a share of €10,000 with the top finisher receiving the highest prize of €1,000.
Players earn points for various achievements like reaching the flop in two consecutive hands, being dealt seven-deuce, losing with aces at showdown, being dealt a straight flush, playing at least two tables at once and winning three pots in a PLO cash game. You even get points for having a losing day of €100 or more as a generous consolation.
Points are also up for grabs for those who show consistency throughout the week as many points are awarded for reaching at least five cash game flops for three days in a row and double those points for reaching at least five cash game flops for seven consecutive days — every day during the promotional week.
Unibet Open Slot Promotion
Yet another bonus at Unibet running from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31 is the Unibet Open Slot promotion, where cash game players can earn free spins for an in-client slot machine.
The top prizes for the free spin promotion are €2,000 Unibet Open London packages for the event at Victoria Casino on Edgeware Road Feb. 22-25, which was won by Gerret Van Lancker for £71,950 last year (pictured below).
Players can also win Sunday Major or freeroll tickets, cash game tickets and bonus shop points with their free spins.
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