The 2010 WPT Festa Al Lago Satellites At partypoker

WPT Festa al Lago BellagioAt partypoker right now you could win a fabulous $14,000 package and a guaranteed seat this October at the 2010 World Poker Tour® Festa al Lago at the Bellagio Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

If you play in the daily mix of qualifiers, including daily freerolls, starting from August 30th and going all the way until October 3rd 2010, you could win your way to Vegas for free. The top 25 players from each of the daily freerolls will gain entry to the next WPT Festa al Lago Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy.

The WPT Festa al Lago Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy is a $2 buy-in daily event. For every $80 in the prizepool partypoker will award an entry into the next WPT Festa al Lago Satellite Qualifier.

1 in 10 players will gain entry to that partypoker World Poker Tour Festa al Lago Satellite Qualifier via the WPT Festa al Lago Sub Qualifier Speed which is a $9 daily event.

And from there it’s on to the WPT Festa al Lago Satellite Qualifier! A $75 + $5 daily at 14:50 ET (for Speed look to Sundays at 12:10 ET), the WPT Festa al Lago Satellite Qualifier allows 1 in 10 players to gain entry to the next World Poker Tour Festa al Lago Satellite.

At each 2010 WPT Festa al Lago Satellite at least 1 partypoker prize package will be awarded. The direct buy-in for these events, if you want to skip all the qualifiers and cut the chase, is $700 + $50 on Sundays at 14:15 ET.

Only 1 in 20 players will win a partypoker $14,000 WPT Festa al Lago Package which includes one $10,300 WPT Festa al Lago main event buy-in, $2,000 in spending money, and a seven-night luxury hotel accommodation in Las Vegas.

partypoker Introduces New Features

Playing online poker at partypoker has never been as rewarding, now that the site has introduced a bevy of new features to its poker software. The newest round of upgrades to the partypoker software includes improvements to the partypoker lobby, the poker tables, and multi-tabling functionality.

The lobby improvements make it easier than ever before to find exactly the table you’re looking for, adding a convenient Favorites Area for storing your most preferred tables and an easy-to-use Quick Search tool to find new ones to enjoy. You can now preview what the action is like at a table you’re considering sitting in at before you actually do sit in. Then, once you’ve found the game you want to join, you can use the Quick Seat feature of the partypoker client to get in on the action at any partypoker table within a matter of seconds. The Quick Seat search feature even works in Multi-tabling mode.

The poker table improvements include personalisable player avatars, even allowing players to upload their own images to partypoker, a better action area that makes placing bets a lot more simple and straightforward, and all your features bundled together in the same area of the display instead of all spread out and hard to use.

The multi-tabling improvements now include the ability to open and join other tables directly from within the table at which you’re still seated. There’s also a new lobby preference specifically for multi-tablers, and a convenient Open Table button. Viewing options for your multiple tables on partypoker just expanded, with the new cascading view and tiling view options. You can now easily resize your tables manually for easiest viewability, and you can set a default table size to make it all automatic. You can also sort your tables directly onscreen by game type or average pot size or any custom order you wish to set.

Palladium Rewards – A Higher Standard Of Player Loyalty At partypoker

partypoker has revamped its Palladium Rewards player loyalty programme, and it’s both simpler and more rewarding than ever. In apparent response to player feedback, partypoker has improved the Palladium Rewards programme with more status levels, greater bonus options and cash redemption options, and most importantly perhaps, a cleaner, more easy to understand points system.

partypoker Loyalty ProgrammeNow you just play at any real money game of any time – cash or tournament – and earn PartyPoints, at a rate of 2 points for every $1 spent in either rake or tournament fees. partypoker updates your PartyPoints balance as soon as you leave a table. You can apply those PartyPoints toward purchases at the PartyPoints Store, which includes gift certificates, tournament entries, and even cash redemption. Plus, players get a progressively increasing discount on items purchased at the PartyPoints Store the more PartyPoints spent at one time.

The only exception to all that is that you don’t get any PartyPoints for games played at private tables on the site.

partypoker Rakeback – up to 40%

As you earn PartyPoints, you advance up status levels, or what partypoker calls “Key Levels”, starting everyone off at Bronze, the lowest, and progressing up through Silver, Gold and beyond. At each level you can now redeem PartyPoints for cash, at increasing redemption rates as you advance levels, and what’s more, with increasing cash bonuses on top of the redeemed amount. And clearing poker bonuses are now a simple (and easy) 25% of the bonus amount.

The highest Key Level to which a player can aspire at partypoker is now not “merely” Palladium but Palladium Elite. At this level, players can purchase bonuses that give them as much as $20 cash back for every 100 PartyPoints earned, making for the equivalent of a 40% rakeback.

To advance to the Silver Key Level you must earn and maintain 400 PartyPoints per month. To advance to the Gold Key Level you must earn and maintain 1,000 PartyPoints per month. At the Palladium Key Level, the requirement shifts to a quarterly period, wherein you must earn 9,000 PartyPoints in a calendar quarter to maintain Palladium Key Level status and 50,000 PartyPoints in a calendar quarter in order to maintain Palladium Elite Key Level status.

partypoker Monthly Million Returns Next Month

You may have noticed that there was no Monthly Million tournament at partypoker on the first Sunday of this month (Sunday, August 1) as there usually would be. That’s because of the partypoker Summer Special that took place on Sunday, July 18, combining the rewards of July and August into a single, blowout event (and what blowout it was!). But fear not, the Monthly Million returns to partypoker on Sunday September 5, and the time to start qualifying for that event is now. And it only costs $1.

That is to say, there are many ways to qualify for the partypoker Monthly Million, but the cheapest of these paths starts at a mere buck.

Here is the full qualifying structure for the partypoker Monthly Million:

  • Daily $1 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuys and $8 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Speed event lead into daily $64 + $6 Monthly Million Qualifiers which each guarantee 19 seats in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite Qualifier Speed Rebuys for $2 and daily $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite Qualifier Speed events for $6 lead into the $50 + $5 Friday night $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite, with each guaranteeing 20 seats in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $1M: Super Satellite Saturday Qualifier Speed Rebuys for $1 and weekly $1M: Super Satellite Saturday Qualifier Speed events, running three times each Saturday, for $4 buy-ins lead into one of two weekly $32 + $3 $1M: Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers, one promising 15 seats guaranteed and one promising 3 seats guaranteed for a total of 18 seats guaranteed in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $47 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Extra Speed events lead into daily $160 + $12 Monthly Million Qualifier Extras, each awarding one in four players seats in the Monthly Million, with at least 3 seats guaranteed to be awarded.
  • Daily Country Specific Freerolls and Daily Player Points Qualifiers lead into Friday Monthly Million Specials with no direct buy-ins and 20 seats in the Monthly Million guaranteed.

There is also a new championship style blind structure to be aware of for the partypoker Monthly Million from now on. See the partypoker site for the exact blind structure in complete detail.

WPT Borgata Poker Open Coming Up, partypoker Running Satellites

partypoker WPT 2010 Borgata Poker Openpartypoker is running freeroll tournaments, single-table Sit & Go tournaments, and scheduled multi-table tournaments as satellites for their players to qualify for the premiere event on this season’s World Poker Tour schedule, the WPT Borgata Poker Open, held in Atlantic City, NJ, at the Borgata Hotel and Casino.

The $7,500 partypoker prize packages for the WPT Borgata Poker Open 2010 include the $3,500 main event buy-in as well as the costs for the accomodation in the hotel throughout the event and a little spending cash to play around with.

The qualifying structure for the 2010 WPT Borgata Open partypoker satellites is as follows.

It starts with daily freeroll tournaments, the WPT Borgata Freerolls, awarding the top 50 finishers a seat in the WPT Borgata Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy. These events, also running daily, have direct buy-ins of $1. One seat in the WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier will be awarded for every $70 collected in buy-ins.

There’s also a WPT Borgata Sub Qualifier Speed tournament, also running daily. There is no freeroll qualifier for these events, only a direct buy-in of $3.50 + $0.50. At these events, one out of every ten players will get a seat in the partypoker WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier.

The WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier has a $32 + $3 buy-in. It takes place on partypoker daily at 1:45 pm ET. On Sundays, it is a Turbo event. At these events, one out of every ten players will win a seat in the WPT Borgata Satellite.

The WPT Borgata Satellite takes place every Sunday at 3:20 pm ET on partypoker and has a direct buy-in of $300 + $20. One 2010 Borgata Poker Open partypoker prize package is guaranteed to be awarded at each of these events for every 25 players registered.

The 2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open main event is scheduled to take place from September 19 – 24. The prize package includes accommodations for September 17 – 23, though more nights will be added for players who continue to the final table.

The partypoker WPT Borgata Poker Open 2010 promotional period is from August 2 – September 5.

Race You To The 200th Oktoberfest In Munich On partypoker

partypoker Palladium Oktoberfest Poker RaceFrom August 2nd until August 29th, partypoker will be hosting a special Oktoberfest Poker Race for its Palladium Lounge players in honour of the renowned annual German Oktoberfest.

It’s midsummer and fall is just around the corner, which means another exciting Oktoberfest celebration. You can be there as an honored VIP guest of partypoker at the hub of all the Oktoberfest excitement, in Munich, Germany, with a guest, enjoying all the finest VIP level hospitality.

This is the 200th Oktoberfest, and you can be sure it will be one bicentennial celebration never to forget. Each partypoker Palladium Oktoberfest Poker Race prize package is a real treat and includes a 2 night stay for you and a guest (including breakfast) in one of Munich’s finest luxury hotels, dinner and an open bar in the Allianz Stadium’s Davidoff Lounge, an invite to the VIP Party at Club Pacha, a free spa treatment or activity, and let’s not forget 2 passes to Saturday night’s main event, Oktoberfest 2010.

partypoker is giving away 35 of these prize packages as well as $75,000 in cash. The competition will be broken down into four VIP points races, one each week of the promotion. Week 1 is August 2nd to 8th, Week 2 is August 9th to 15th, Week 3 is August 16th to 22nd, and Week 4 is August 23rd to 29th.

partypoker will pay out the top 100 players amounts ranging from $2,000 plus 1,000 overall Oktoberfest leaderboard points to $25 plus 375 overall leaderboard points each and every week. Also if you are outside the top 100 but within the top 500 you will at least receive leaderboard points, to be exact 325 points for places 101 to 150 down to 50 points for places 401 to 500.

Players finishing in the top 30 after the 4 weeks of competition automatically win a partypoker prize package to the 200th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $500 will also be added to these prize packages for the top 20. A freeroll will be held for the top 500 players to award the remaining 5 prize packages.

partypoker Offers You A Full House Of Promotions

partypoker Full House PromotionThis hot month of August is doubly hot at partypoker … or should we say triple hot as there are three major promotions running at partypoker, which makes for a Full House of Promotions happening at partypoker this summer. Between the Sit & Go Jackpots, the $50,000 Cash Game Race, and the $100,000 Grand Final, players have a chance to win a share of over $350,000 in guaranteed prize money.

As would only be fair in a three-in-one promotion designed to appeal to all different players, partypoker is offering one promotion to Sit & Go single tournament players (Sit & Go Jackpots), one promotion to players who enjoy scheduled MTTs or multitable tournaments (the $100,000 Grand Final), and one promotion to players who prefer the cash game tables (the $50,000 Cash Game Race).

The Full House Sit & Go Jackpots promotion, for Sit & Go tournament players, offers jackpots of $10,000 to $50,000 (depending mainly on table stakes), for players who win 5 Full House Sit & Go tournaments of the same table stakes in a row.

The Full House $100,000 Grand Final is an event taking place on August 30th with, you guessed it, a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. There is no direct entry, you can only qualify for the event by qualifying for at least two of the weekly $10,000 Freeroll tournaments. To qualify for the weekly event, just earn at least 1 PartyPoint each day for a minimum of three days of the week leading up to the freeroll. When we said there is no direct entry, we were fibbing a bit. There actually is but it is not money you need: You can reserve your place at the $100,000 Grand Final with 1,000 PartyPoints.

The Full House $50K Cash Game Race, for cash game players, is a leader board based events where players are ranked based on how many points they earn while playing at partypoker’s cash tables during the promotional period (August 2 – 29). Only partypoker’s Bronze, Silver, and Gold members can participate.

More info on how to earn PartyPoints can be found on the partypoker website or in our review of the partypoker Bonus offered for player who sign up at partypoker through Max Poker Bonus.

Qualify For partypoker’s $300k Guaranteed Sunday

Each Sunday, a multi-table online poker tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000 takes place at partypoker called, appropriately, the $300K Guaranteed Sunday.

Starting every Sunday at 12:45 pm ET, the partypoker $300K Guaranteed Sunday has several ways to enter. You can buy-in directly for $215 or you can enter one of partypoker’s many qualifiers for much less and win your way in. And now, partypoker has introduced even more $300K Guaranteed Sunday qualifiers from which to choose.

There are both Multi-Table and Single-Table Tournament Qualifiers into the partypoker $300K GTD Sunday.

The MTT qualifiers include the following:

  • $300K Guaranteed Sunday Qualifier Speed for $21.50 + $1.50
  • $300K Guaranteed Sunday Qualifier Rebuy for $2.40 + $0.60
  • $300K Guaranteed Sunday Qualifier for a buy-in of 50 partypoker Points
  • $300K Guaranteed Sunday Qualifier for $10 + $1
  • $300K Gtd Sunday Qualifier Turbo for $11 + $1
  • $300K Guaranteed Qualifier Turbo for $107 + $9.50
  • $300K Gtd Sunday Qualifier Speed Rebuy for $5 + $1

All of these events guarantee to award at least one ticket into the next scheduled partypoker $300K Guaranteed Sunday, but some of these events guarantee even more, up to as many as 15 seats in the $300K Sunday Guaranteed sometimes being awarded in a single qualifier.

partypoker also offers a $300K Guaranteed Sunday Qualifier Special for $53.75 + $4.25 that you can qualify for through one of its own satellites, $300K Gtd Sunday Sub Qualifier Special Speed for $14.50 + $1.50 and a $300K Gtd Sunday Sub Qualifier Special Speed Rebuy for $5 + $1.

Most of these events are daily, at least 5 days a week, with several being offered 6 and 7 days a week.

As for the Sit & Go single table tournament qualifiers, partypoker offers the following:

  • $3 Sit & Go Qualifier (10 handed)
  • $3 Sit & Go Qualifier Speed (10 handed)
  • $66 Sit & Go Qualifier (6 handed)
  • $26 Sit & Go Qualifier (10 handed)
  • $26 Sit & Go Speed Qualifier (10 handed)
  • $120 Sit & Go Qualifier (2 handed/heads-up)

partypoker’s Card Rush Instant Prize Promo Is On

partypoker Card Rush XLpartypoker has held Card Rush promotions before, but never one so big on prizes as this one, thus the name Card Rush XL, with XL standing for “eXtra Large”.

partypoker is holding an instant prize promotion called the Card Rush in which players need only play poker online as they normally do at partypoker and in the process of earning partypoker Points for their real money play also earn instant cards, each worth some prize amount up to $5,000. Every instant card holder is a winner, and all the fun started on Monday, June 28, 2010.

The partypoker Card Rush XL promotion runs through July 31st, unless all $1,800,000 in instant cards is handed out before then.

It only takes 15 PartyPoints to earn a game card, except for your first game card which partypoker will give you after you earn only 5 PartyPoints.

In addition to the regular prizes being awarded with each Card Rush XL game card, partypoker will be maintaining a leader board keeping track of players as they win and cash in their instant game cards. The top performing players in the promotion, as determined by their ranking on the leaderboard, will win bonus prizes. This party of the promotion is called the partypoker Card Rush XL Race.

Players can earn from $1 to $5,000 cash or freeroll entries for tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of $2,000 to $50,000, from each and every game card. Card Rush XL Freeroll tournaments run from August 5 through 8.

In addition to awarding prizes to the top 200 players on the leader board in the partypoker Card Rush XL Race, partypoker will also be awarding prizes to every twentieth finish from the 220th to the 2000th. The top 3 of these prizes will be $10K luxury travel packages that include tickets to various big sporting events around the world, including F1 auto racing events.

partypoker Launches 2010 WPT Legends Of Poker Satellites

WPT Legends of Pokerpartypoker has just launched online satellite tournaments awarding players entry into the upcoming 2010 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event, which will take place in Los Angeles, CA from August 18th until August 24th.

The partypoker prize package for the winners of these satellites is worth $8,000 and includes not only the buy-in for the 2010 WPT Legends of Poker main event but accommodations during the tournament and cash to apply towards travel expenses.

partypoker is now holding daily freeroll sit ‘n’ go WPT Legends of Poker satellite tournaments, awarding the finest fifty players from each a seat in the next level up the satellite ladder, the WPT Legends of Poker Sub Qualifier Rebuy. The Sub Qualifier Rebuy in turn advances winning players to a satellite Qualifier, which in turn advances the winning players to the WPT Legends of Poker Satellites themselves, in which the actual main event prize packages will be given out.

You can alternatively opt to skip over any of these levels and pay the direct buy-in for the level above. For example, there is a $1 direct buy-in for the daily Sub Qualifier Rebuy sit ‘n’ go satellites, a $5 direct buy-in for the daily Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy sit ‘n’ go satellites, a $46 direct buy-in for the Satellite Qualifiers, and a $430 direct buy-in for the Satellites directly into the WPT Legends of Poker main event. Twenty percent of all players competing in one of these final weekly satellites, taking place on Sundays, will win $8,000 partypoker prize packages into the 2010 WPT Legends of Poker main event.

partypoker is the main sponsor of the WPT Legends of Poker and almost all of the stops on the World Poker Tour. As such, partypoker is constantly holding satellite series that award seats in the various WPT main events as their top prizes. Currently, in addition to offering seats in the WPT Legends of Poker in L.A., partypoker is also holding satellites for the first ever World Poker Tour main event to take place in London, England, the inaugural WPT London Poker Classic.