PartyPoker Launches Snowball Promotion


There are few “sure bets” in life. As rare as they are, we’ve managed to find one at PartyPoker, which is running the Snowball promotion in September. From September 1st to 30th, playing on one of the world’s largest online poker sites can mean big bucks in your pocket, literally. As part of the Snowball promotion, 15 points levels have been established, ranging from five to 50,000. When players reach a new points threshold, they’ll claim even more prizes and, perhaps more importantly, retain all of the rewards accrued in previous levels.

Still not sold? Generate five Party Points from September 1st to 30th and you’ll earn a $5,000 freeroll entry. It’s as easy as that. Want more? How about a $10,000 freeroll entry in addition to your $5,000 one just for accruing 25 Party Points? Still want more? Starting at 500 Party Points, you can take home cash prizes, ranging from $20 all the way up to $1,500. Cash prizes are also cumulative and you can rake in up to $5,000 plus $100,000 in freeroll entries.

Five freerolls are available. The first is a $5,000 freebie schedule to play out on October 4th. The next day, look for a $10,000 freeroll. On October 6th, the action gets even hotter with a $15,000 freeroll on the docket. One day later, look for a freeroll that will distribute $20,000. The final freeroll, which is also the richest, occurs on October 8th and shells out $50,000. Every freeroll issues its “Shuffle up and deal” command at 14:30 ET.

Also taking place in the near future is the PartyPoker Monthly Million, which will return on September 5th after a month-and-a-half hiatus. The tournament has been missing in action since July 18th as part of a retooled July and August schedule, but can once again be found on the first Sunday of every month.

The Monthly Million comes with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and will set you back $640 to enter. PartyPoker has historically made high-dollar tournaments easily accessible for players of all bankrolls and the Monthly Million is no exception. Open qualifiers begin at $1 and the tournament offers a Championship blind structure.

Qualifiers for the Monthly Million are constantly running. Every day of the week, check out a $70 satellite that guarantees 19 seats. On Fridays, look for a Mega Friday Satellite that comes with a $55 buy-in and shells out at least 20 seats to the Monthly Million. Every Saturday, two separate qualifiers are held – one at 09:00 ET and the other at 14:30 ET – and come with a $35 price tag. A total of 18 seats to the $640 buy-in feature tournament are up for grabs in those two events.

Monthly Million Qualifier Extras run daily at 14:35 ET and come with a $172 buy-in. One in every four players will move on to the Monthly Million and three seats are guaranteed. If your budget for the Monthly Million is exactly $0, then check out daily Party Point qualifiers and country-specific freerolls.

PartyPoker was formerly the largest online poker site in the land. However, in 2006, the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, or UIGEA, resulted in its exit from the U.S. market. Now fighting with larger sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker for European players, PartyPoker has relied on innovative promotions in order to attract and retain players. Consequently, PartyPoker’s promotions are among the most unique in the industry and typically cater to new players.

The site’s team of sponsored pros includes World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton, the never-bashful Tony G, and “High Stakes Poker” hostess Kara Scott. Visit PartyPoker in September and snowball your way to $5,000 in cash and $100,000 in freeroll entries.


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