August Online Poker Promotions Too Hot to Miss
During what is traditionally the quietest month of the year, online poker rooms are doing their best to maintain levels of traffic through the summer season.
With distractions like the Olympics, summer holidays, the kids being off school and a universal downtrend in online poker traffic, many of the leading online poker rooms are trying their hardest to keep their clients playing on their sites by offering some valuable promotions throughout the month of August.
PokerStars may have been otherwise engaged in recent weeks to put together a significant August promotion, but they have created a $100K challenge series in which players can qualify for a valuable freeroll on August 24th by helping PokerStars raise their number of followers on Twitter passed 100,000 (they have 96,000 right now). A minimum deposit of $10.00 is required and you should already have a Twitter account (although it is quick to sign up to and you can also follow @PokerNewsReport). For more information, visit the PokerStars web site.
Party Poker have their sights firmly set on events later in the year by running an Oktoberfest points race (from 10th – 21st August) with 14 packages for food and beer, accommodation and beer, go-karting and beer and poker and beer up for grabs. 26 runners-up will also receive cash prizes ranging from $250.00 to $750.00 to buy their own beer (and they call themselves a “responsible operator”!). You can find out more about Party Poker´s Oktoberfest promotion by clicking on this link -> Oktoberfest.
888 Poker have embraced the Olympic Games and are offering a “Race for the Ace” promotion. This promotion consists of a series of freeroll tournaments with high value prizes that players can qualify for by achieving ”x” number of 888 Poker Status Points (5, 20 or 50 depending on the level of freeroll tournament you are aiming for) or by participating in 5, 20 or 50 qualifying tournaments (i.e. no freerolls!). For full details of the 888 Poker Race for an Ace, visit 888 Poker now – but hurry, as this promotion ends on August 13th!
Lock Poker has launched a new Ronin rake chase with another $1 million dollars up for grabs in addition to extending the first deposit/reload bonus of 200% up to $4,000. The Lock Poker Bonus Code and details of how to clear the Lock Poker bonus can be found here -> Lock Poker Bonus <- Lock Poker has also increased the guarantees on its feature Sunday tournament to $110K and now offers 110 Seats to $110K in its Saturday satellite which you can qualify for by collecting Lock Poker bonus points.
Carbon Poker have continued their “Race for Riches” promotion with a further $25,000 up for grabs for 400 players who earn Carbon Poker VIP Points and then multiply them up by cashing in Carbon Poker tournaments. The site is also offering a reload bonus of 75% match up to $375.00 for existing clients during August (use the Carbon Poker Reload Code “AUGUST75”) and for online poker players who have not yet got a Carbon Poker account, you can get an exclusive 150% match on first deposits up to $750.00 (in place of the normal $600.00) by using the Carbon Poker Bonus Code “CARBONPK”. Visit Carbon Poker.
That is our “5 of the best of august 2012”. If you are aware of any better online poker promotions, tweet us at @PokerNewsReport.