RIO Poker: Out of Beta
September 1, 2020, will mark exactly four years after Galfond announced his project of a new poker room. The open Beta was released in late 2018. Although there were many complaints about Run It Once Poker software, the project continued its development.
One of the biggest events in poker history was played there: the Galfond Challenge, high stakes battles, and live streams that attracted many viewers to RIO Poker. And Phil's €900,000 comeback even reached ESPN headlines.
In August 2020, the site rolled out two updates. Of the new products, the most interesting was the launch of a built-in HUD — HeroIQ —. Also, the client was powered with:
- Advanced table layout settings;
- Display stacks in BB;
- The timebank increase up to 60 seconds, and 5 seconds to reload;
- Added support for cashouts in multiple currencies;
- Notes and tags have been reengineered.
Daily Promotions 101%
After launching of all the above features, RIO finally announced that it was out of Beta. Hence, a big celebration is taking place now on the site:
Daily Leaderboards — August 26
Rake race with a €2,500 prize pool. Payments are distributed according to stakes. The scoring period begins and ends at midnight UTC.
|Stake||1 place||2 place||3 place||4-5 places||6-10 places||11-17 places|
|NL4€||30 €||20 €||10 €||5 €||2 €||1 €|
|NL10€-20€||150 €||100 €||40 €||20 €||10 €||5 €|
|NL50€||300 €||200 €||100 €||50 €||25 €||13 €|
|PLO10€||75 €||30 €||20 €||10 €||5 €||3 €|
|PLO20€||150 €||75 €||40 €||20 €||10 €||5 €|
|PLO50€||300 €||150 €||100 €||50 €||25 €||13 €|
€1 rake = 1 point
The current ratings will be available in the client. Nicknames of all rivals will be hidden.
- 7-2 / Trips — August 27, players will get up to 10BB (or €10) for winning and Hold'em hand with 72, and three identical cards in Omaha.
- Super Splash At All Stakes — August 28, Splash the Pot will give 61% rakeback instead of the regular 30%.
- Direct Rakeback — August 29, all players will get 51% direct rakeback. Legends Rewards (loyalty system) and Splash the Pot will be paid too.
Daily leadRboards Booster — August 30
Another race, similar to the first one but with fewer prizes:
|Stake||1 place||2 place||3 place||4-5 places||6-10 places|
|NL4€||25 €||15 €||5 €||2 €||1 €|
|NL10€-20€||125 €||50 €||20 €||10 €||5 €|
|NL50€||250 €||125 €||50 €||25 €||12,50 €|
|PLO10€||60 €||30 €||10 €||5 €||3 €|
|PLO20€||125 €||50 €||20 €||10 €||5 €|
|PLO50€||250 €||125 €||50 €||25 €||12,50 €|
You can also get a boost bonus prize based on the number of points scored. A player can claim a payout as follows:
- 5 points – €2,5.
- 25 points – €10.
- 100 points – €25.
- 200 points – €50.
- 300 points – €101.
Boost will give from 20% to 50% rakeback.
If 101% of the total rake paid by players from August 24 to 30 is not fully spent in daily promotions, the remaining balance will be distributed in the form of random €101 prizes over the next week.
Tickets for the raffle will be given for login into the client and for at least one hand played. A player can win a maximum of a single 101 Drop.
101% Welcome Bonus
In addition to the standard 100% first deposit bonus up to €600, Run It Once Poker will host an extra promotion for newcomers.
Until August 30, within four weeks after the first deposit at any Legends Rewards tier, the rakeback will be 101%.
To join the loyalty system of the room, you only need to rake €3/week.
Also, all those who made their first deposit before August 30 will get free access to training material on the Run It Once website, including the NLH course from scratch.
To request access, you must send an email to [email protected] with the subject "Free Training Content" including your RIO username.
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