Gives Grinders Something to Do, Launches Newest Gladiator
Promo - 18th April 2017
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we have discussed numerous times on this site, online
poker rooms and networks have been moving to recreational
player-friendly models for a few years now. Poker
pros and serious amateurs are finding their opportunities
to grind for rewards more limited now than in the
past, while casual players are being protected and
seeing more chances to earn a little something for
their play. Partypoker was one of the first to start
leaning towards the rec players, but it
has not gone away from the pros completely. Case in
point: the latest Gladiator promo, which rewards players
for playing as much as possible.
which has been recurring promo since 2010
began April 17th and will run through May 6th. Unlike
a lot of online poker promotions, this one is pretty
straightforward. The more people play, the greater
rewards they can earn.
comes down to VIP points and for how many days certain
points thresholds are attained. At the very lowest
end of the spectrum, anyone who earns one VIP point
on five separate days during the Gladiator promotion
will win a ticket into a $250 freeroll. Bump that
up to ten days and it is a $500 freeroll. The first
three points levels one, five, and ten points
all award freeroll tickets for the different
day milestones (five, ten, fifteen, and twenty days).
The lone exception there is ten points on each of
twenty days. In that case, the reward is $8 cash.
at the 20 points mark, all prizes are cash. The top
prize is $2,500 for those who are able to earn 1,200
VIP points on each of twenty days (in other words,
the entire Gladiator promo).
who on Earth can generate that many points for three
straight weeks? Professional grinders, thats
who. There is certainly something for casual players
here (not much, though), but who this will really
help are the players who put in the time and play
for more than just micro stakes.
PartyPoker, players earn two VIP points for every
$1 in tournament fees and/or cash game rake. So, if
we do the math, 1,200 points the highest target
number would require $600 in rake. Across 20
days, that is $12,000 in total rake. Someone who does
that will receive $2,500, approximately 21 percent
rakeback for the promo period. Thats quite good,
especially when added to the rewards that player would
people who earn cash rewards will still receive the
equivalent of double-digit rakeback, so thats
not bad! For example, if someone pulls in 20 VIP points
for just five days, thats 10 percent rakeback.
The dollar amount ($5) isnt worth celebrating,
but when you think about how relatively easy that
goal is, its 10 percent effective rakeback is
a nice little bonus. And its not like most people
will have to alter their play style to get at least
a little something, since all real-money games count.
with most promos at PartyPoker, players must opt-in
via the promotions area of the software.