The US football season is underway with the first two weeks of 2013 NFL action in the books and Ultimate Poker is using the opportunity to run a unique promo.
Nevada’s first regulated online poker site is hosting $1 tournaments in conjunction with football games that are scheduled each week. Players simply choose the team they predict will win the game by registering for the tourneys associated with their pick.
Points are earned for each correct pick and lost for each team selected that does not win the game. A player’s finish in the poker tournament entered does not matter in accumulating points.
Each week, the player or players with the most points won during the week following the conclusion of the NFL games will win 500 U-Dollars. That is the currency used at UP to register for tournament action.
Now that WSOP.com has joined Ultimate Poker in the online poker market in Nevada, various promotions run by either site could play a key role in determining which site will attract more players than the other. The popularity of sports betting in Nevada is huge, particularly NFL football.
Combining poker and football could be a very smart marketing move. However, it would very likely attract more players if their finish in the online poker tournaments entered tied in in some fashion with selecting the winner of the game.
UP is also hosting a Sunday Kickoff tournament every week during the NFL season. A $1,000 guaranteed prize pool is available at only a $10 buy-in every Sunday at 12:45 p.m. Players can compete in exciting online poker tournament action while watching the full slate of televised Sunday football.
For players who enjoy action at higher stakes, UP hosts its $10,000 Sundays tournament each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. A $100 buy-in gets you a seat at the virtual felt as NFL games are winding down. There are also a half-dozen daily satellites available to win a seat to the $10,000 Sundays tourney for $2, $5 or $10, with one satellite actually free to enter.