Nevada’s newest online poker room, Real Gaming, is continuing its intransigent campaign to bring in traffic by announcing yet another exemplary promotion. Tonight at 7:00pm local time, the legal US poker site will be hosting not one, not even two or three, but six freeroll poker tournaments.
“Due to the extremely high demand we’ve seen, players have asked for MORE FREEROLLS. So we’re going to give them to you!” read the promotional email sent out to all registered members of the online poker community. “Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm, we’re running the most freerolls we’ve had at once. Make sure you don’t miss out and Register now!”
Real Gaming has been running multiple freerolls poker tournaments every day, but as the above missive suggests, the online poker room has never hosted so many of them at one time. These freeroll competitions cost absolutely nothing, so long as the player has a verified account and is physically located in the state of Nevada at the time the tournaments take place.
What makes Real Gaming’s freerolls so unique is that they are single table events, known as Final Table Freerolls. A maximum of just 9 players can register for each tournament, catapulting all participants into the final table for a 1-in-3 shot at winning a prize. The guaranteed prizes aren’t exactly exoribitant, but all winners are paid in cash.
Each of the freeroll poker tournaments offers a $5.00 prize pool, with 50% of the prize ($2.50) going to the 1st place winner, 30% ($1.50) to 2nd place and 20% ($1.00) to 3rd. All players get 10,000 chips to begin with. Blinds start at 25/50 and increase every 8 minutes.
At the time of writing, there were 3 to 4 players already registered for each of the freeroll poker tournaments on the schedule; more than enough to meet the minimum requirement of 2 players before start time.
Anyone who wants to get an earlier (or later) start at one of Real Gaming’s Final Table Freerolls will have plenty of other opportunities to do so. Two freeroll poker tournaments are set to kick off at 8:00am, another two at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. The last two freeroll poker tournaments of the night will begin at 9:00pm at the online poker room.
Real Gaming received regulatory approval to transition from soft-launch to full scale launch in late October, and the operator’s marketing department has been working diligently to drive traffic into the site ever since. The cash games have been stiflingly flat for the last two months, but the Multi-Table and Sit’n’Go tournament menus have been attracting more players lately. Ostensibly, it has been the operator’s intensified promotional campaign – a direct result of Ultimate Poker’s dissolution in the state – that is grabbing the attention of Nevada’s online poker community.
In the last two weeks alone, Real Gaming has added a number of generous promotions to the already abundant line-up. The Ultimate Match promo will match the deposit of any former UP member that deposits their withdrawal from Ultimate Poker, up to $3,000. Signing up a new account this month grants a free $20 no deposit bonus. Last week, Real Gaming announced a daily cash back giveaway worth up to $50 per day.
These new freeroll poker tournaments are just another addition to a superfluous list of promotions. The online poker room may have some very stiff competition in their only Nevada rival, WSOP.com, but this operator at least deserves a big, bold ‘E’ for effort.