BetOnline has doubled the value of its Iron Man casino contest and the number of players who get paid. Now 200 players will win a share of $100,000 each month.
Regular visitors to USAFriendlyPokerSites.com will be aware that, from time to time, I´ll write about a casino promotion when I think it is worth flagging up. There have been a couple of good promotions sent my way recently, but one which really caught my eye was the BetOnline Casino monthly Iron Man contest, which has just had its prize pool doubled from $50,000 to $100,000.
Why this promotion stood out to me is because it is not a leaderboard competition based on who spends the most time and money at BetOnline´s casino, but rather a monthly draw in which two hundred players (previously one hundred players) win a share of the prize pool. This gives every player who qualifies for the monthly draw an equal chance of winning the top prize.
How to Qualify for the Iron Man Draw
In order to qualify for the Iron Man draw, all you have to do is stake $1,000 or more on any casino games on five days within any month. I´ve been through the terms and conditions with a fine toothcomb, and there´s nothing in the rules to stop you playing Blackjack all night long in order to qualify. Just remember to opt-in first when the pop-up appears in the BetOnline Casino.
You can win additional Iron Man draw tickets by staking $1,000 or more for five more days each month, so the maximum number of draw tickets you could win in a 30-day month is six. However, I should point out that, regardless of how many tickets you have in each monthly draw, you can only win one prize. The draw takes place on the first of the month, and the following prizes are credited within three days:
|BetOnline Casino Iron Man Draw Prizes|
|1st||$10,000||5th – 10th||$2,000|
|2nd||$6,000||11th – 50th||$1,000|
|3rd||$4,000||51st – 100th||$250|
|4th||$3,000||101st – 200th||$125|
The prizes are paid out in the form of no-deposit casino bonuses that have a rollover requirement of 80x and expire after seven days. Plus the bonuses can only be cleared playing selected games. These may seem like quite tough conditions, but the size of the top prizes do give you an opportunity to win a life-changing amount if you hit a top feature on one of the selected games while clearing the bonus.
A Tip about Joining the BetOnline Casino
If you do not yet have an account with BetOnline, and you are thinking of joining the site to take advantage of this promotion, it may be better for you to register an account via the poker portal than the casino portal. The reason for this is when you make your first deposit at the BetOnline Casino, you will be eligible for a first deposit bonus up to $1,000.
However, any action at the casino paid for with bonus funds does not contribute towards the $1,000 per day Iron Man requirement; and, as bonus funds are always used first when you receive an online casino bonus, you could miss out on an opportunity to win a top prize. The best way to take advantage of this promotion is to register as an online poker player – which will also make you eligible for a 100% first deposit bonus up to $1,000 – and then transfer funds between your poker account and casino account.
Details of how you can register for an online poker account can be found in my BetOnline Poker review. Please note the process for claiming the poker bonus is not the same as at most other online poker sites where it is applied automatically. Therefore, please be sure to use the links to the site from the review page, make your first deposit using bonus code “VIP1000” and follow the instructions in the review. It´s all a bit convoluted, but it could be worth it if you crack the BetOnline Casino Iron Man contest.