Sportsbook Poker Bonus

Sportsbook Poker Bonus

Sportsbook Poker is my favourite poker site to play cash games at and definitely the easiest online poker site for US players.  They have the highest credit card deposit rate for US players (starting from just $20) and withdrawing your funds is quicker than ever with their one week guaranteed payouts.

In 2010 Sportsbook decided to move their poker room operations over to the Merge Network.  This has not only increased cash game and tournament traffic but it also massive improved the software and table graphics a lot.    Overall I love Sportsbook Poker, which is why you’ll see my recommend it so much across this site.

Sportsbook Poker Promotions

Sportsbook Poker isn’t the king of promotions in terms of scale and variety, but they do have a few things for new poker players looking to build a bankroll.

On top of a whopping 100% up to $650 bonus, new players will receive special entry into a $500 weekly freeroll every Wednesday which awards more than $50 to 1st place.  Sportsbook VIP player rewards includes a generous lump of monthly re-load bonuses and exclusive tournaments, and you can play in low stakes SNGs for a chance to win $10,000 in SNG leaderboard prizes.

All new players will have a chance to win Sportsbook’s $200,000 Bad Beat Jackpot.  Anyone who loses a hand with quad 7s or better in a cash game wins a 35% share of this.  You chances of winning the Bad Beat Jackpot are even bigger since anyone involved in the hand that someone will still be awarded a 17.5% cut of the prize divided between them.

How to Clear the Sportsbook Poker Bonus

Sportsbook’s $650 Poker Bonus is very easy to clear.  You can earn the bonus dollars either in cash games, SNGs or MTTs. For every 75 VIP points that you generate, you’ll earn $1 of bonus money.   VIP points can be earned at a rate of 1 VIP point for every 10 cents of rake that you generate in ring games or 1 VIP point for every 10 cent that you pay in tournament fees.  For example, if you enter a $50 + $5 multi-table tournament than that will earn you 50 VIP Points.

The bonus dollars are awarded in mouth size payouts of $5, which isn’t half bad for new players. The good news is that Sportsbook Poker gives new players a massive 90 days from making their initial deposit in order to clear it.  This is a very generous bonus payout scheme considering many other sites such as Betfair and UB have a 30 or 60 day bonus expiry policy.

Sportsbook VIP Rewards and Refer a Friend Promos

Sportsbook Poker updated their poker player rewards recently and the improvements that I’ve witnessed have been massive.  Not only does Sportsbook regularly send me monthly re-load bonuses, but they also have a VIP points to cash exchange program.  Once you get to the Green tier you’ll receive $10 in cash for every 1,000 VIP points that you earn (if you’re a tournament player than this is $10 awarded to your account every $100 that you pay tournament fees).  Other VIP benefits include monthly Invite Freerolls for each VIP level (starting from $100/week from Green tier up to $2,000/week for Platinum members).

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