Poker welcome offers come in all shapes and sizes these days, from deposit bonuses to freerolls to one-off entries into special tournaments. Here it comes in the form of a double-your-money bonus but as ever with poker bonuses, it’s not quite as simple as it sounds.
At Sportsbooks and Casinos, you tend to get your bonus money straight away on making a deposit. Here it works differently. The double-your-money offer, or a 100% bonus as it’s also known, means you can get up to 1,000 AUD paid back to you but you’d have to play a hell of a lot of poker!
That’s because you get 5 AUD for every 50 AUD you pay in rake, so you’d have to be pretty busy at the tables to get anything like the full 1,000 AUD back. A task made even harder by the fact that you only have a maximum of 30 days to receive money paid back as a bonus.
Still, poker welcome offers aren’t meant to be huge gifts like those in sports or casino so the best way of looking at it is to just play normally, and little by little you’ll get money paid back to you. In other words, just think of it as a little bonus. Which of course, it is!
Freerolls and Other Bonuses
They offer several Weekly Cash Race Leaderboards, divided into preferred stakes. So, you could be on one weekly leaderboard for 0.25/0.50 AUD games and another for 1/2 USD games. The higher the stakes of the games, the bigger the prize pool of that Leaderboard and in addition to cash prizes, finishing in the top places also gives you entry into the Sunday Main Event, which has 150,000 AUD guaranteed. It’s important that players know they have to opt-in by going to Missions/Contests in the poker client.
If nothing in life makes you more sick to the stomach than losing a hand when you had a really strong hand yourself, then you’re going to love their Bad Beat Jackpot tables. Check for tables that have the yellow star and those are Bad Beat Jackpot tables, where losing the hand when you’re holding four deuces or better means everyone at the table gets paid. There’s a Progressive Jackpot put aside exactly for this and when a Bad Beat happens, you’ll get to keep 20% of that Jackpot with the winner of the hand banking 15% of it and the other players at the table sharing 12.5% of it.
Never heard of a Freebuy? It’s a cross between a freeroll and a rebuy! Freebuy tournaments are free to enter but players have the option to rebuy, for real money this time, if their chip stack goes below 1,000 chips. Rebuying obviously increases your chances of winning the tournament but it’s also perfectly possible to win the tournament or at least be in the money, without rebuying at all. Check the dedicated section on the site to see when they take place.