BetOnline Poker is celebrating the beginning of a new football season next week by hosting a unique leaderboard competition with $10,000 up for grabs.
The 2015/16 NFL football season gets underway next week when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts to face the New England Patriots; and, even before the first ball is kicked, you could be a winner in BetOnline Poker´s new “Football Fever” promotion.
Over the next four weeks, BetOnline Poker is hosting a leaderboard competition in which players are awarded points depending on specific hands in cash games. The points accumulate on the leaderboard, and each week for the next four weeks the top twenty players on the leaderboard will share the $2,500 prize.
Players are not required to play at any specific stake limits – provided they are playing real money cash games of NL Texas Hold´em – so the BetOnline “Football Fever” promotion is an event that everybody can get involved in with an equal chance of winning a cash prize.
How the Football Fever Promotion Works
The rules are very simple to follow. There are three specific hands that players are awarded points for – a Royal Flush (Touchdown – 6 Points), Four of a Kind (Field Goal – 3 Points), and a beaten Jack-high or better Flush (Safety – 2 Points).
When a player hits either of these three hands, he or she completes the online form with their username, the type of hand and the hand number. BetOnline Poker will check to make sure that the hand meets the qualifying criteria (both hole cards must be used to make the hand) and add the points to the leaderboard.
Players can also get extra points for hitting qualifying hands more than once in a day. For example, a player who wins a hand with Four of a Kind (3 Points) and then gets beaten in a hand with a Queen-high Flush (2 Points) will get an extra Point. The longer players play at BetOnline Poker each day, the more opportunities they will have to earn extra points and rush the Football Fever leaderboard.
How Much Can Players Win?
Considering that micro-stakes players can get involved in the promotion, the prize distribution is very good. The winner of each week´s leaderboard competition will pick up $500.00. Second and third place players each receive $250.00, while the fourth and fifth place players each win $200.00.
Places 6-9 on the BetOnline Football Fever leaderboard each pay $125.00, and the player who finishes in tenth place each week will collect $100.00. The remaining ten spots each pay $50.00. The prizes will be credited to each player´s account one day after the week´s competition closes.
- Week 1 – August 31st to September 6th
- Week 2 – September 7th to September 13th
- Week 3 – September 14th to September 20th
- Week 4 – September 21st to September 27th
What Else is Happening at BetOnline Poker?
September is a busy month at BetOnline Poker. In addition to the Football Fever promotion, the site is running its monthly Sit & Go and MTT leaderboard competitions once again, and there is a weekly draw taking place to award one hundred players seats in the site´s nightly $5,000 guaranteed tournament.
If you are not yet playing at BetOnline Poker, the site continues to offer a 200% match bonus on first deposits up to $2,000 and continues to allow players an incredible 120 days to clear the bonus. You can read more about the BetOnline Poker bonus on our review of the site.
Don´t forget that the site also has an excellent sportsbook and casino, and this month BetOnline is offering players a Kick Off bonus of up to $1,000 in free sports bets and a 100% match bonus on slots action. If you are already looking ahead to the start of the new NFL season, where else is there better to play than BetOnline Poker?