Whip your game into shape (get it?)
Those of you who follow sports will already know that, as well as sponsoring the entertaining Swansea in the English Premier League, 32Red is also involved in horse racing. With this in mind the Cheltenham Poker Festival at 32Red promises to be a bumper few days, with something on offer for all our poker fans. Note that this includes your being able to use your existing account details to find great value wagers on the races themselves through www.32redbet.com.
Back to the poker, there will be €5,000 of specials up for grabs from 12-15 March thanks to no less than 10 events – all taking place in the evening so race enthusiasts can get their fix of both passions without any distractions. The first tournament (Cheltenham Freeroll) takes place at 8pm (all times GMT) on the 12th, is free to enter and comes with a €1,000 guaranteed prize fund! An hour later sees the start time of Event 2, a €300 guaranteed No Limit tournament with a buy-in of only €3 + €0.30…
To make sure that all tastes are catered for, 32Red’s festival will consist of a varied selection of events, with low buy-in PL Omaha H/L, NL 7-card Stud, NL Razz and PL Omaha guaranteed prize fund tournaments during the week, as well as a €250 guaranteed Depositor Freeroll (just a single deposit in March required!), a €250 guaranteed Raked Hands Freeroll (only 25 raked hands in March required) and the Gold Cup Freeroll at 8pm, 15 March – for which you need only 50 raked hands in March to enter for a swipe at the €500 guaranteed prize fund.
Topping off the festive four days is the Cheltenham Main Event (9pm, 15 March). This has a buy-in of €20 + €0.20 and a whopping €2,000 guaranteed on offer!
As well as these events there’s a £/$/€ 100 Cheltenham Bonus – any player who simply logs into 32Red Poker during the festival dates of 12-15 March will have 100 free chips instantly credited to their bonus account!
Click here for more details, and good luck at the tables…
Microgaming wins awards
32Red Poker fans might not be too surprised to learn that Microgaming enjoyed success at the recent 2011 EGR B2B Awards. Held at Chelsea Football Club, e-Gaming Review’s award ceremony is the established premier recognition ceremony in the industry, and rewards the top service providers and B2B operators in online gaming.
I’ve been writing for years about the initial global online poker explosion and the subsequent boom, and the game and this user-friendly format continue to be as popular as ever. Indeed with online gaming and poker rooms now enjoying ‘everyday’ exposure in the form of various sponsorship deals such as 32Red’s with the English Premier League newcomers, Swansea, for example, then it’s just as important to achieve industry recognition now as it was in the early days. Thus it should be reassuring to 32red players that Microgaming won the 2011 EGR B2B Poker Network of the Year award (as well as picking up an award for Innovation in Slot Provision).
Phil Ivey-Full Tilt: Round 2
Meanwhile, the Phil Ivey-Full Tilt battle escalated to a war of words following Ivey’s lawsuit about what he perceives as inaction regarding players’ account problems following the clampdown by the US Department of Justice.
Here is Tiltware’s rather combative response:
“Contrary to his sanctimonious public statements, Phil Ivey’s meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player – himself. In an effort to further enrich himself at the expense of others, Mr. Ivey appears to have timed his lawsuit to thwart pending deals with several parties that would put money back in players’ pockets. In fact, Mr. Ivey has been invited — and has declined — to take actions that could assist the company in these efforts, including paying back a large sum of money he owes the site. Tiltware doubts Mr. Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court. But if it does, the company looks forward to presenting facts demonstrating that Mr. Ivey is putting his own narrow financial interests ahead of the players he professes to help.”
The pot – I mean plot – thickens…
Good luck at the tables!
32Red Poker Ambassador