If playing at the best online poker rooms is on your new year's resolutions list, you'll need to catch the best promotions to be held in January 2019. In this article, we have selected the main ones:
Poker promotions in January 2019
- January Honeymoon — Good Game Network
- Winter Bonanza — 888 Poker
- Universal Championship of Online Poker — Microgaming Network
- Mobile rake race and reload bonus — Pokerdom
- €40,000 Winter Bootcamp — Unibet
- $25,000 MTT Leaderboard — High Stakes Poker
- Bodog Poker — New Year's Mini-Series
January Honeymoon — Good Game Network
The promotion will be held on all the GG Network rooms and it consists of a series of simple daily missions that must be accomplished (for example, play 50 hands, with a hand with a flush, with a hand with a straddle, etc.). The prizes increment with the number of accomplished missions:
- 3 missions: Omaholic ticket $1;
- 5 missions: $2.5;
- 7 missions: T$ Builder ticket $4;
- 10 missions: T$ 12.50;
- 15 missions: $20;
- 20 missions: T$110;
- 30 missions: $150.
You will be able to track the task' progress directly in the poker client. After January, all missions will be available exclusively for new players of the Good Game network.
Winter Bonanza — 888 Poker
As usual, 888 Poker has launched a new promotion which will be valid for two months; Winter Bonanza will run until February 5th, 2019.
The promotion is divided into two categories:
- Free: login every day into the poker client and spin the Snowball Spinner where you can win tickets to the $3,000 Warm Up Freeroll among other prizes.
- Missions: players will receive a ticket for the $20,000 Ice Cold Freeroll (to be held every Sunday) for completing one of two missions during the week.
Winter Bonanza missions:
- Cash games: win 50 hands (only NLH tables over NL5 and with minimum 4 players);
- Tournaments: expend over $20 in tournament buy-ins (rebuys do not count).
Universal Championship of Online Poker: Passport — Microgaming Network
The Microgaming network will host another tournament series in January 2019, the Universal Championship of Online Poker — UCOP. The series will be divided into two parts — Mini Event and Passport. The total guaranteed prize is €500,000.
- UCOP Mini will be played from January 13th to January 27th and will consist of 56 events with buy-ins from $0,5 to $30.
- UCOP Passport will be held from January 27th to February 10th and also has 56 events but the buy-ins are higher, from $5 to $300.
The UCOP Passport will also have its own leaderboard with 20 prizes:
|1st||2 x Packages for MPN Poker Tour @ Battle of Malta in 2018 or any MPN Poker Tour festivals of 2019 +
€3,000 in cash + The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe Trophy
|2nd||1 Package for MPN Poker Tour @ Battle of Malta in 2018 or any MPN Poker Tour festival of 2019 +
€1,500 in cash
|3rd||1 Package for MPN Poker Tour @ Battle of Malta in 2018 or any MPN Poker Tour festival of 2019 +
€500 in cash
January 2019 promotions — Pokerdom
The first ever mobile rake race with a GTD prize of 1,000,000 RUB (approx. $14,300) will be held at Pokerdom from January 4th to January 20th, and only for the players using the mobile client of the room.
For every ruble paid of rake, the players will receive 1 point for a leaderboard with 500,000 rubles in prizes.
Mobile rake race leaderboard:
|1||100 000 ₽|
|2||75 000 ₽|
|3||55 000 ₽|
|4||37 000 ₽|
|5||23 000 ₽|
|6-7||15 000 ₽|
|8-10||10 000 ₽|
|11-15||7 500 ₽|
|16-25||5 000 ₽|
|26-50||2 500 ₽|
Another 500,000 rubles will be added to a freeroll tournament which will be played on January 21th at 20:00 (room time, Moscow). The ticket will be awarded to all players who scored at least 1,000 points on the rake race. The initial stack will depend on the total number of points:
|1 000||10,000 chips|
+1 chip to the stack for each score
|91 000 +||100,000 chips|
Also, until February 1st, 2019, all Pokerdom players can take advantage of the 100% reload bonus "VAT Refund 2019", which will be credited for any re-redeposit ranging from 1,000 to 30,000 rubles. Players will have 60 days to rake 5x (20% rakeback) the deposit amount to clear the bonus.
Until January 8th, 2019, the regular GTD tournaments at Pokerdom will be increased from 1.5 to 3 times.
Winter Bootcamp — Unibet
Starting January 7th until January 20th, the second phase of the Winter Bootcamp promotion will begin at Unibet. After that, there will be two more stages: January 21 - February 3rd, February 4th - February 17th.
Winter Bootcamp is a rake race divided into two levels of limits:
- Medium — NL/PLO 25 - NL/PLO100, with prizes over €4,000 for each stake for the TOP-50 players
- High — NL/PLO 200 - NL/PLO400, with prizes over €6,000 for each stake for the TOP-10 players
The points for the leaderboard are awarded for permanent missions:
|Achievement||Points at Hold'em||Points at Omaha|
|Reach the flop with at least three other players||2||1|
|Reach the flop in two consecutive hands||2||1|
|Play a hand from the button and win or split the pot||3||3|
|Be dealt 72 in your starting hand||4||2|
|Be dealt a straight flush||1,000||300|
There are also additional missions to boost your points:
|Play at least two cash game tables simultaneously||Daily||200|
|Win three pots in any Pot Limit Omaha Cash Game||Daily||200|
|Reach at least five cash game flops for 3 consecutive days||Weekly||500|
|Reach at least five cash game flops for 7 consecutive days||Weekly||1,000|
€25,000 January MTT Leaderboard — High Stakes Poker
High Stakes Poker room increased the guaranteed prizes of its tournament leaderboard in January 2019 in 10,000€. Tournaments with buy-ins from €10 to €500 count towards the promotion.
Every day at the room there are two dozen tournaments with 20-50 players and overlays are common.
For high stakes cash games players, the room has introduced a "Zero Rake" promotion:
Every table of €10-25 - €250/500 PLO and NLHE will be Rake Free during these times:
- Thursday: 14:00 CET -- 19:00 CET
- Sunday: 17:00 CET -- 19:00 CET
Bodog Poker — New Year's Mini-Series
Bodog Poker will have a $119kUSD GTD tournament (buy-in $250+22) on January 6 to celebrate the new year. The best of all is that the regular Sunday $100k tournament will also be played and its guaranteed prize will be incremented to match the New Year's Mini-Series Main Event. $750kUSD are GTD during the first week of January in all Bodog Network rooms.
|Rakeback||up to 40%|
|Rakeback||up to 50%|
|Deposit bonus||1500 EUR|
|Rakeback||up to 100%|
|Rakeback||up to 50%|
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