Following on from last month´s massive software upgrade, BetOnline Poker is extending its $2,500 reload bonus offer until the end of August.
On 18th July, BetOnline Poker made some significant changes to its software, extended its portfolio of cash games, and introduced new promotions. One of those promotions was a reload bonus of up to $2,500 that plenty of players chose to take advantage of – prompting the site to extend the offer for another month.
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How to Clear the BetOnline Reload Bonus
One of the changes at BetOnline that has only been partly introduced is its “Comp Points” VIP program. Ultimately “Comp Points” will replace the old “POP Points” currency for clearing bonuses and earning rewards, but for the present “Comp Points” are just being used to measure players´ progress in the BetOnline Poker reload bonus.
Comp Points are awarded at the rate of 100 per $1.00 contributed to the rake deducted from cash games or paid as a fee to enter a Sit & Go games or multi table tournament with a minimum buy-in of $10.00. Each time a player earns 1,500 Comp Points, $5.00 of the outstanding reload bonus is credited to their real money balance.
Players who took advantage of the July reload bonus, and have not yet cleared the full amount of their bonus, should wait before making another deposit. Players have sixty days from the date of their deposit to clear the BetOnline Poker bonus, and not sixty days from the expiry of a current bonus they are pursuing.
Other BetOnline Poker Promotions in August
Players attempting to clear the BetOnline Poker bonus in August should note the site is hosting a “Mid-Summer Cash Race” (rake race) with a $20,000 prize pool. The prizes will be distributed among the 200 players paying the most rake at the cash game tables during the month, with the first prize being a whopping $2,500.
Sit & Go and MTT players will have leaderboard competitions running throughout the month, but these have undergone changes for August. The leaderboard competitions are now weekly events, and the buy-ins for each category have also changed:
- Bronze Level: Buy-ins from $0.05 to $1.99.
- Silver Level: Buy-ins from $2.00 to $19.99.
- Gold Level: Buy-ins from $20.00.
Further changes have been made to the Sit & Go leaderboard competition, with multipliers now being applied to the leaderboard points depending on the value of the buy-in within each category. For example, players within the Bronze Level will receive double points if they cash in a Sit & Go game with a buy-in of between $0.70 and $0.99, treble points if the buy-in was $1.00 to $1.49, and quadruple points if the buy-in was $1.50 to $1.99.
Traffic Soaring at BetOnline
The changes made last month at BetOnline Poker have had a significant effect on traffic at the site. According to the traffic monitoring site PokerScout, the 7-day average for cash game players has increased by 25% from 400 to 500 in just two weeks. However, that statistic does not tell the whole story.
Last night, there were more than 1,000 players playing at the cash game tables and hundreds more competing in Sit & Go games and multi table tournaments. The nightly $5,000 GT smashed its guarantee by almost 50%, while the $600 guaranteed buy-in re-buy and add-on event running around the same time paid out in excess of $1,700.
With the $2,500 BetOnline reload bonus being extended thru August, the volume of traffic at the site is likely to continue climbing throughout the month. If you would like to be a part of the fastest growing poker site available to players in the U.S., make sure you register your account using the BetOnline Poker bonus code “[bonuscode room=”betonlinepoker”]” to take advantage of an exclusive first deposit deal.