‘Smaller buy-ins, Bigger prizes’ – that’s music to the ears of any poker fan, and we’re rolling out the whole orchestra at 32Red this month because there’ll be more reduced buy-ins and increased prize pools than you can shake a virtual stick at.
In fact, every day between March 20th and March 26th you’ll be able to take advantage of these player-friendly tweaks in five multi-table tournaments. Who cares what the nutritionists say? At 32Red you’ll be guaranteed a week’s worth of your ‘5 a day’ essentials…
Of course, in this case, instead of having to nibble on an apple and trying to do something interesting with a turnip, your 5-a-day is made up of fun-filled tournaments. And eating fruit and vegetables doesn’t come with a chance of winning money. Numbers-wise, we’re talking slashing buy-ins by over 40% and bumping the prize pools up by more than €20,000 during the course of the promotional period!
Finally, to top the week off, March 26th will see a special edition of the Sunday Showdown, with the buy-in lowered to €135 (from €215) and the prize fund increased from €25,000 to €32,000!
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!
Valentine’s celebrations aren’t just about romance at 32Red – we’re giving away instant €5 awards at our cash tables until a massive €25,000 has been snapped up. It’s all part of our special King of Hearts promotion, which rewards getting a hearts flush.
Apart from adding some spice to your poker in making the prospect of filling a flush in the most ‘romantic’ suit more exciting, King of Hearts is brilliantly simple. This is because you don’t even need to win a pot with your hearts flush to be awarded the €5 prize – it’s enough to merely make the flush. The only condition is that both hole cards are used and the hand reaches showdown.
Starting at 00:00 GMT on February 12th, 2015, King of Hearts will continue until players have been awarded all of the €25,000, the eligible cash tables being No Limit Holdem with minimum blind levels of €0.05/€0.10, and €0.20/€0.40 Fixed Limit Holdem.
Have fun, and keep an eye out for those hearts!
In an age of gadgets, 32Red Poker players can get their hands on some in this month’s promotion. In fact there’s €30,000 worth of nifty gadgets and cash to be won, and all you have to do to have a chance of winning is play a few raked hands between June 5-21.
Bose Bluetooth speakers (top three prizes), Apple iPad Air (4th-7th prizes), €500 (19th) … €20 (181th-240th) … even €5 to add to the bankroll for finishing 725th – and there’s no effort involved once you’ve racked up enough raked hands. This is because the prize tournament (June 23) is a Flip format, where everyone is all-in every hand.
1 raked hand per day over any 5 days during the promotional period earns a tournament ticket, while more raked hands help you boost your starting stack (and, consequently, your chances of survival).
We just can’t help giving stuff away for free at 32Red Poker. This month, for example, during our Four Play promotion, which will run throughout October, we’ll be handing out free entry to two of our most popular tournaments, namely The Mosh Pit and Big Night In. And it’s not rocket science – simply play either of these tournaments four or more times this month and you’ll receive a free buy-in ticket to have another go in November (note that a free tickets will be awarded on November 3rd).
Poker tournaments come in various formats, and these two have a distinctive feel that has proven rather popular.
The Mosh Pit (€8,000 Guaranteed) is a daily rebuy tournament with a €22 buy-in and €20 rebuys. It is the nature of rebuy events that they can be fast and furious and, with a juicy prize fund on offer, the aptly named Mosh Pit is no exception. There are plenty opportunities to make the money (and earn your free entry) during the course of the month because this tournament is held every night at 7pm UK time. There are also satellites that provide discount qualification thanks to buy-ins as low as €2.20.
Meanwhile, our Big Night In (€7,000 Guaranteed) is exactly that. Starting at 8pm UK time – also nightly – this is a different set-up, being a deep-stacked freezeout with a total buy-in of €110. Again, satellites are available, from as little as €5.50, and the freezeout aspect lends itself to a quite different approach than the more bloodthirsty Mosh Pit.
As well as being able to earn free tickets just for playing four tournaments, you’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of additional freebies this month, as we’ll be giving away over €10,000 in free tickets to both these tournaments! Satellites are always worth a go in order to sit down to play big money tournaments at bargain buy-in prices, but there’s even more incentive this month because, throughout October, we will be adding value to some of our Mosh Pit and Big Night In satellites in the shape of additional tickets! Indeed the total added value during the month will be over €10,000, so don’t forget to check out these value added satellites to make the most of the Four Play promotion.
Click here to find out more, and good luck at the tables!
Our Achievements system, which is designed to help players have fun while they learn and develop their game and, ultimately, receive virtual badges as a reward, is getting bigger and better.
There are three new Achievements to aim for, each with a nice twist. The first, entitled Royal Treatment, is described thusly: ‘One must have one’s butler deliver poker’s highest possible hand to earn this badge!’ Clearly the ‘Royal Bank’ task for this quest for the badge means making a royal flush (in any game), and it is understandably classed as ‘hard’ in terms of difficulty. The ‘Royal Flogging’ badge (have you spotted the theme?) involves losing at showdown to a royal flush and is also a toughie…
But even more difficult, and thus a bigger feather for your proverbial poker cap, is the ‘Lady Fingers’ badge, for which you must lose with a full house against someone’s straight flush.
The beauty of the Achievements system is that there is something for everyone, with some of the tasks (and their various components) being easier than others. There’s no time limit within which badges must be won – you simply learn and earn at your own pace. Another advantage of Achievements is that the incentive for badges means exploring aspects of both the game itself and what 32Red Poker has to offer.
Note that Play Money poker fans can also take part in Achievements.
Good luck at the tables, and earn those badges!
Angus Dunnington (AngusD at the tables)
32Red Poker Ambassador
Congratulations to last week’s winners and this week’s Wise Guys! It’s not easy to prove your worth in our Wise Guys weekly competition, so you may need to step up your game to beat the rest of the 32Red Poker community. So if you didn’t make it to last weeks top places, don’t worry as the Wise Guys weekly race runs every week from Monday through till Sunday. If you need any help or tips on how to become a winner at the poker tables, our resident poker pro Stuart ‘TrickyRock’ Rutter is always at hand to answer your questions – Ask TrickyRock now! Read more
Our Bad Beat Jackpot has broken the $200,000 mark (it’s currently sitting at $203,162!) and can be won right now at our Bad Beat jackpot tables. Same great games of poker but with the added edge of never knowing when you could win an amazing amount of cash, don’t miss out on our ever popular Bad Beat games.
You can find the Bad Beat tables in the poker lobby now. Simply look under ‘Cash Games’ and then for ‘Bad Beat’. There are still seats left, but hurry – they’re getting taken fast now the news is getting round! Get more on our Bad Beat promotion.
Every week we giveaway $1050 to our top players in the WiseGuys promotion. It’s our way of paying tribute to our finest; those that hit the tables and really boosted their bankroll in the previous week. So a big well done to each WiseGuy and enjoy even more free chips on us. Here are last week’s winners:
Every week we reward 32Red Poker’s best players – the Wise Guys – with $1050 in prizes. So check out who your competition is and watch for their aliases at the tables – you never know when you’ll be facing a Wise Guy. Can you take them out, grab their chips and take their positions on the Wise Guy leaderboards?