BetOnline Poker´s monthly $50,000 guaranteed event takes place this coming Sunday (Nov 27), and you can qualify for free through the site´s Steps program.
On the last Sunday of each month, BetOnline Poker hosts a special NL Hold´em poker tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. Due to the tournament´s direct buy-in of $99.00, BetOnline offers players a variety of options for qualifying for the event at a fraction of the cost and gives away ten seats for the tournament in a weekly draw.
One of the best options for players aiming to compete in the target event is BetOnline´s Steps program – a series of 6-Max Sit & Go games with buy-ins starting at $0.25. Players can join the Steps program at any of the four levels, or win their seat in the first step via a freeroll tournament that takes place each Friday at 8:30pm ET.
BetOnline Poker´s $50,000 Steps Program
The first thing to note about the Steps program is that it is for winners. With the exception of the first Step, only the winner of each Step progresses to the next round. Runners-up in Steps 2 and 3 get a few pennies in consolation and, if you come second in the final Step, you get nothing other than a bad beat story. Here is how the Steps program works:
|Step||Buy-in||First Place||Second Place|
|1||$0.25||Step 2 ticket||Step 2 ticket|
|2||$0.69||Step 3 ticket||$0.45|
|3||$3.33||Step 4 ticket||$0.03|
Unlike many Steps promotions hosted on other sites, BetOnline Poker´s $50,000 Steps promotion sees plenty of action because of the Friday freeroll. The freeroll tournament awards thirty seats into Step 1 of the promotion, which means there are five players that will progress onto Step 2 and it is likely that at least one of those players will progress onto Step 3. Step 4 games tend to fill up quickly in the days immediately before the target tournament.
Other Routes into the $50,000 Guaranteed Tournament
In addition to its ongoing Steps program, BetOnline Poker also hosts a nightly satellite at 7:00pm (ET). The satellite has a buy-in of just $11.00 and – during the week – guarantees a minimum of two seats for the $50,000 guaranteed tournament. On Saturday evenings, the buy-in remains at $11.00, however the guarantee is increased to four seats.
Players can also win seats in the $50,000 guaranteed tournament by playing in the weekday 8:30pm (ET) $7,500 guaranteed tournaments. Each time a player enters the $11.00 buy-in tournament, they are assigned a draw ticket. Each week, BetOnline Poker holds a random draw and awards ten seats in the $50,000 guaranteed tournament to the lucky winners.
The final route into the $50,000 guarantee tournament is via Comp Points. BetOnline awards players Comp Points for the contribution they pay to the rake deducted from cash game pots or for paying an entry fee to play in a BetOnline tournament or Sit & Go game. Points are awarded at the rate of 100 per dollar paid in rake and fees, and players can buy directly into the $50,000 guaranteed tournament for 173,250 Comp Points.
$20,000 in BetOnline Poker Promotions This Week
In addition to its monthly feature event, BetOnline is giving away $20,000 this week in three promotions. There is $10,000 up for grabs in the site´s weekly cash race, and $5,000 in cash prizes available in each of the site´s MTT and SNG leaderboard competitions. All three promotions are divided into three stake levels to give players of all bankrolls the chance of winning a prize.
It is due to promotions such as these, and the generous [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/betonline-poker/”]BetOnline Poker bonus[/geolink], that traffic on the site has been increasing throughout the year. Whereas once upon a time, you could expect a substantial overlay in the monthly feature tournament, next Sunday there is likely to be a bumper turnout due to the event coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday.
Make sure you don´t miss out on what promises to be a huge event by qualifying for BetOnline Poker´s $50,000 guaranteed tournament today.