New tournament fees
Having made a thorough revision of the entire tournament schedule, the Microgaming network of which 32Red Poker is part has decided to apply small fees to rebuys and add-ons in the multi-table events that have yet to undergo such changes, the new set-up being put into place network-wide from March 14.
The aim is to better facilitate the improvement of tournaments and how they run, as well as to provide more tournament variants and, of course, bigger guarantees.
Malta schedule now available
The schedule has been released for the MPN Poker Tour festival in Malta, 27-30 April, and it’s going to be a packed four days!
32Red provides our players with the best qualifying set-up for these European poker festivals, and you can win a €1,500 MPNPT poker package for as little as €1! This includes the €550 buy-in for the €150,000 Main Event, entry into the Casino Malta Poker Cup, four nights for two at the Intercontinental Hotel, €200 towards travel/expenses and an invite to the must-go Welcome Party…
We have another winner
Congratulations to Raimat999, who last weekend won a €1,500 MPNPT package in the Sunday 2 Package Final. That’s another Team32Red member to add to our merry band, who will be proudly flying our colours in Malta.
5 Packages Guaranteed, April 2nd
Note that we’re running a 5-package guaranteed Mega Satellite for Malta on the 2nd of April, which will replace our usual 2-package tournament for that week.
The Sit & Go format has been popular since the beginning of the online poker boom for more than one reason. A key attraction is that players can enjoy the atmosphere of a tournament in a matter of minutes, while being up against a limited number of opponents also increases the likelihood of winning a prize.
The word ‘prize’ has taken on considerably more significance now that players are enjoying the fast-paced, three-player Fish Party Sit & Go tournaments because, thanks to the set-up revolving around progressive jackpots, the prizes at stake could be literally tens of thousands the size of the buy-in.
This happened yesterday when, while the players of a €5 tournament watched the mini Fish Party slot feature determine how much they were playing for, the amount the reels produced was a staggering €128,126!
Most of the time there’s one prize, which starts off at twice the buy-in, but with such an enormous jackpot all three players are guaranteed a chunk of the cash. As it turned out it was a 32Red Poker regular, Ronald A (aka fini00) who beat his two rivals to take the lion’s share – €64,063 to be precise. Not that the others will have been complaining to earn €38,437 and €25,625 respectively for their initial €5 buy-in…
Here’s what Ronald had to say…“Ever since the €1 Fish Party jackpot had been hit I started playing the €5 Fish Party tournaments a lot more when I could. I would play up to 8 tables at a time but I found that I couldn’t play any other tournaments because of how quick they go, and a €5 loss here and there can add up when you have a small bankroll as I did. Less than two weeks ago the €10 Fish Party Jackpot hit, and it was just a matter of time before somebody would hit the €5 jackpot.
On March 5th I played as usual. I was concentrating more on my multi-table tournaments rather than the Sit & Gos when out of the corner of my eye I saw the first fish party symbol pop up. I jumped out of my chair because I knew that the prize is determined based on the first symbol. My sound was off on my laptop so I don’t know what new sound I would hear. My heart started racing. I only dreamt about having a chance to play for the jackpot and with my luck over the past few months, I never thought that it would happen to me.
I ended up sitting out on all the other tables because a mis-click here would be devastating. I had to close the chat because I tried to type and play at the same time. Bad idea. I was nervous until I lost with AK to some hand that I don’t remember. I was down to 170 in chips. I was able to double up a few hands later and then put my tournament on the line with KQ all-in pre-flop against AJ. I had even more luck on my side and I survived. From then on I think I played as well as I could. I had over a 2 to 1 chip lead and was faced with a call this time with KQ. Blinds were high at this time and it seemed like my opponent was getting restless. I called, and he/she showed Q4 or K4 unsuited I believe. My hand held and I won. I checked my account a few times to make sure it was real. It’s hard to describe the feeling.”
Following on from another recent hit, when a €10 game paid out a whopping total of €207,438 (with the winner receiving €103,719), this is sure to attract even more players to what has already established itself as a fun way to spend a poker session.
‘Classic’ is an over-used word that should suggest quality but rarely does. At 32Red, The Classic series of tournaments that runs until 15 January promises to live up to the true definition of the word: namely ‘the established standard, the highest rank’ …
And that isn’t just because the total guaranteed prize money over the 30 standard freezeout tournaments amounts to a whopping €350,000. It isn’t just about the money. Well, it is, we hear you say, but even if the ultimate aim is to win, it’s vital that you both enjoy yourself along the way and feel that you’re getting value and a fair crack of the whip.
With this in mind, we‘ve put together a varied series of freezeout events that is easy on the bankroll and lends itself to a level playing field. A combination of affordable buy-ins and many cheap-as-chips satellite tournaments means that The Classic is a genuine every-man festival.
There’s something ‘pure’ about the freezeout format in that players don’t have the (quasi-) luxury of being able to gamble, rebuy, gamble, rebuy and so on. Instead, control, patience, timing and guile are more of a priority because there’s just the one starting stack on which to build your tournament success. No second chances, no lifeline, no phone a friend – everyone starts with the same chance, and the trick is to navigate your way around, bobbing and weaving through the freezeout jungle.
Of course, we also like to add something extra to our special events, and this time there are two additional, exclusive freerolls that will benefit both winners and the less fortunate. First, we have the €10,000 Final Table Heroes Freeroll (22 January; 6:30pm GMT). To qualify you need to make just one final table. The winner of this event will be crowned the Classic Hero…
Then we have the aptly named Bubble Busters Freeroll (22 January; 4pm GMT), with five €215 Sunday Showdown tickets up for grabs. You can earn your place in this tournament only by being knocked out ‘on the bubble’ (i.e. finishing 31st when the top 30 are paid).
Good luck, and enjoy some classic tournament poker!
While it’s true that talk of Christmas always seems to come earlier every year, Christmas itself never does. But our 32 Days of Poker starts at the beginning of December and, by the time Santa Claus has arrived, we’ll already have given away 25 days’ worth of festive goodies.
We’ve even put together a special advent calendar in the form of a Christmas tree complete with baubles, each one representing what you can look forward to every day of the month. We start, for example, with a €250 Freeroll on the 1st December at 9pm UK time. It’s free to enter, and you’ll get a bonus of having double the standard starting chips simply by having made 25 raked hands in the seven days before the tournament.
This isn’t by any means the only freeroll during the promotion, and the prize funds go up as the month progresses. Meanwhile, there are bonus chips galore – again increasing, every Friday, to total 190! And all you have to do to collect them is log on at 32Red Poker!
We even have non-poker goodies in store for you because it’s fun to make the most of what the Poker Lobby has to offer – namely our fantastic online Casino. This is accessible directly from the Poker Lobby, and you can use your poker account to play. However, this being the festive season, we want you to enjoy some time playing casino games ‘on the house’ and, to get you started, we’re giving away free spins at some of our most popular slots games. Win a hand in a Hold’em game with pocket fours on Day 6, for instance, and we’ll reward you with 10 free spins (each worth 15 cents) on our Tomb Raider game…
Those of you who have been following the exploits of your fellow 32Red players who won their places on Team32Red at various MPN Poker Tour events around the globe (the most recent being in the very luxurious, opulent surroundings of the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco – see pics!) can win a €1,500 MPNPT package during the promo, with the New Year’s Special (1st January) boasting 10 packages!
We also have an additional promo ready that will run in tandem from 16th December. The theme is the ‘cash drop’ – €2 literally ‘dropped’ into someone’s account during a cash game, every five minutes for a whole three weeks, combined with qualifying tournaments for places at the Vienna 9: €32K Cash Game Adventure, a big money cash game in Vienna in January!
This is just a taste of what to expect in our 32 Days of Poker. To find out more see our schedule of daily offerings, or click on the relevant bauble on our advent calendar for further details. We hope you have a month’s worth of festive poker fun at 32Red!
Vienna 9 – be there or be square. It’s a LIVE cash game, in Vienna, with a massive €30,000 at stake, and you could be part of it simply by doing no more than you usually do at 32Red: namely having a great time playing poker!
We like promotions to be fun, but this one has an ongoing incentive as well as the top prize because it’s based around our popular ‘cash drop’ theme. Here’s how it works: we’ll be making random Cash Drops of €2 at cash games, literally every five minutes, every hour, every day from December 16th until January 6th in our special Virtual Cash Drop promo.
As well as qualifying as one of the Vienna 9 for this big money cash game – which will take place 25th January 2017 and be streamed online on Twitch from the Montesino Casino – you can also win a €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package and a €550 MPNPT seat. The idea is that there will be three free entry qualification tournaments for which you earn the right to play in simply by collecting these (random) virtual cash drops. With each drop your starting stack for a freeroll increases by 1,000 chips, so that a couple of cash drops earn you 2,000 chips, six drops make a starting stack of 6,000 etc. It couldn’t be easier, and all the while at the tables there’s a chance, every five minutes, that money will be added to your account (to be used immediately).
Here’s the freeroll tournament schedule:
To win an all-expenses paid trip to the Vienna 9 Live €30,000 cash game you need to finish in the top three places in a qualifying tournament, with the eventual buy-ins awarded according to final placings as follows:
And there you have it. Win a place at Vienna 9 by playing cash games, seeing money drop into your virtual lap and then qualifying via one of three freeroll tournaments.
Good luck, and have fun!
Thanks to the Bad Beat Jackpot, you can win big by losing an ‘unlucky’ hand at 32Red, and you can also earn a share of the jackpot booty just by playing at the same blind level as the jackpot hand!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of receiving a cut of the progressive jackpot prize is remember to opt in when you play at our cash tables, and it’s simply a matter of clicking on the BB icon.
Recently, quite a few players were more than happy that they opted in when the jackpot was hit three times during a six-day period. Here’s a rundown of what happened so that you can see how it’s possible to boost your bankroll by hundreds of euros and more even if you play at €20 max tables, for example.
June 19th saw the BBJ hit on a €100 max table when the running total was at €18,977.50… Four of a Kind, Jacks, lost to KKKK, which meant that the two players who had invested a few seconds opting in with a mere click of the BB icon each found themselves €948.87 richer simply because they were playing €100 max, too!
A day later, this time on a €20 max table, and with the Jackpot standing at €17,723.86, 5555 lost to 8888. This time three players had opted in, each pocketing €590.79!!
Are you getting the idea…?
On June 25th the BBJ was hit yet again, on a €50 max table. The Jackpot had reached €18,720.53 when a Queen-high straight flush lost to a royal flush(!), leading to a great example of just how much you can win by opting in and being ‘there’ when the jackpot is hit: two players – kuilu8 and Gustavsberg – who had opted in and were at the jackpot table were each rewarded with €1,560! Meanwhile, the only other player who had opted in saw his bankroll increase by €624, just for playing at the same blind level!
Have fun at the tables. Good luck, and remember to opt in…
Poker is fun. Knowing that is a no-brainer. And there are no limits as to how we can enjoy ourselves at the tables because poker is so rich in possibilities. In fact, there are so many ways to approach the game that we could adopt a different style and assume a different table image each time we sit down for a session.
Of course we eventually drift to a way of playing that we believe best suits us, although – as we should always be aware, from one hand to the next – poker is nevertheless situational and, as such, demands considerable flexibility.
But there is one particular style that is always guaranteed to create entertaining, exciting poker and that is playing in a loose, cavalier fashion. We have a fun promotion running this month that is aimed at helping you lose your poker inhibitions and loosen up, and it’s called …. Loosen Up. Spice up your play with the occasional speculative hand, chat away during a hand or show unrelenting aggression and you’ll collect cash rewards up to €25!
Even if you’re a no-nonsense, tighter than tight ‘rock’ who folds everything but absolute premium holdings you should loosen up during this promotion, which runs between 6th-15th May. There are three achievements – running concurrently – and the cash rewards are €1, €5 and €25 respectively. Each has required tasks to complete, which can even be used for more than one achievement.
The tasks are easy:
Loose Goose €1 Cash Reward
- Win a hand with 72 off suit hole cards in Hold’em
- Chat during a hand (Repeat 10 times)
Loose Wayne €5 Reward
- Play a hand after being the first player to sit down at a cash table
- Win a hand with 72 offsuit in Hold’em (Repeat 2 times)
- Chat during a hand (Repeat 20 times)
- Flop a set with 22
- Win a showdown with less than a pair
Loosimus Maximus €25 Reward
- Play a hand after being the first player to sit down at a cash table. (Repeat twice)
- Bust two or more opponents in the same hand in a S&G or MTT
- Bet or raise on every street in a hand and win at showdown
- Win a hand with 72 off suit in Hold’em (Repeat 5 times)
- Win a hand with 96 off suit hole cards in Hold’em (Repeat 2 times)
- Flop a set with 22 (Repeat 2 times)
- Win a showdown with less than a pair (Repeat 2 times).
- Chat during a hand (Repeat 50 times)
Simple! Remember that you can monitor your progress in completing the Loosen Up tasks and achievements by clicking on My Account in the Poker Lobby followed by My Achievements. Have fun winning with 72 and hitting sets with 22!
The player-friendly, progressive Bad Beat Jackpot has a payout structure that rewards you even for playing at the same blind level as the winning hand. All you need to do to opt in is click on the BB icon, after which you’re eligible for a share of the money.
The most recent hit was at a €50 max table, with the jackpot standing at a massive €32,513 – four of a kind, queens, lost to a queen high straight flush…
A total of 18 players had opted in across the stake, each seeing a very welcome €180 added to their bankrolls.
Don’t miss out – opt in!
While it’s true that poker offers something for everyone, from low stakes recreational players to those seeking high-octane brinkmanship, one particular format is especially popular at all levels because it ticks numerous boxes – namely the ever-entertaining Sit & Go.
With only a handful of players – even heads up – a typical Sit & Go tournament takes just a fraction of the time of a standard multi-table event yet promises the same kind of thrills and spills. Add to that the more generous ratio of prizes in relation to players, and it’s easy to see why S&G is such a popular choice for poker fans.
With this in mind we expect April to be a Sit & Go frenzy thanks to our €50,000 Sit & Go Booty promotion! We are adding money – a massive €40,000, in fact – to the prize funds of tournaments (including Heads Up) with buy-ins from €2 to €25, and there’s also a €10,000 leader board to get involved in.
There are 450 leader board prizes, with €1,000 for the top player, and to battle your way up the standings through the month you simply earn points by cashing in the special Sit & Go Booty tourneys. For example, if you cash in a €10 regular added money SNG you receive 10 points, while a cash in a €10 Heads Up added money SNG earns 5 points. Simple.
Make the most of our Added Money SNGs, and here’s hoping you win your share of the booty!
Some so-called bad beat stories have happy endings – as is the case with the progressive Bad Beat Jackpot. This is well worth being involved in if you play cash games at 32Red – simply click on the BB icon and you’ll be eligible for a share of the jackpot just by playing at the same blinds level as the winning hand.
The most recent hit came at an Anonymous €20 max table with the running total standing at €16,403, four of a kind, 6666, ‘losing’ to a straight flush. ‘UOBEL77’ earned €3,377 as the hand winner, while MichaelC02 collected €1,736 for being at the key table!
Meanwhile, the 15 players who opted in at the same stakes each saw €96 instantly added to their bankrolls…
Remember our maxim: Don’t miss out – opt in!