Win Wild Cash Prizes in 888 Poker’s Wild Hunt Promotion

888 Poker’s Wild Hunt

888 Poker has launched a promotion in which players can qualify for up to two freeroll tournaments per day with random (“wild”) prize pools of up to $20,000.

888 Poker´s new “Wild Hunt” is a really simple promotion that every player should be able to take advantage of. It consists of completing quite straightforward missions in order to receive an entry ticket for a “Wild Surprise” freeroll tournament. Each freeroll tournament has a “base” prize pool of $2,000; but, once the event has got underway, an extra “wild” amount is added up to $18,000.

What is unique about the added prize money is the way in which it is distributed. For example, if the top “wild” $18,000 amount is added to the prize pool, the players occupying places 1 to 9 at the end of the tournament each receive $500 in cash. The remainder of the added prize money is distributed among players occupying places 10 to 100 ($50 each) and places 101 to 1,000 ($10 each).

Qualifying for a Wild Surprise Freeroll Tournament

In order to qualify for a Wild Surprise freeroll tournament ticket, you first have to opt into the promotion via the poker client or via an email sent to you by 888 Poker. Once you have opted in, there is a choice of three missions to complete. They consist of:

  • Win ten NL Hold´em cash game hands at the minimum stake of $0.02/$0.05. The winning hands do not have to go to showdown to count as a win, but at least four players must be dealt into the hand.
  • Play in Sit & Go games, MTT tournaments, and BLAST games with buy-ins totaling $8.00 or more. You can mix and match games as you wish, but re-buys do not count towards completing the mission.
  • Place ten bets at 888 Poker´s in-client casino. Each bet must be for $1.00 or more, but the site has not excluded any specific casino games from the qualifying criteria (so $1.00 on red, $1.00 on black – thank you very much).

There are two Wild Surprise freeroll tournaments every day at 5:15pm and 8:15pm GMT (please note the clocks go back in Europe on Sunday 28th October). Players can qualify for a maximum of two tournaments per day (even if you complete all three missions), and the entry tickets are automatically added to your account – so you have to register for each Wild Surprise freeroll tournament manually.

The Likelihood of Hitting a Top “Wild” Prize Pool

We´ve seen plenty of promotions in the past that promise “win up to $1,000s” that fail to deliver or lack the transparency for players to be sure the offer is genuine. For this reason, 888 poker has already published the frequency of how often each “wild” amount will occur. There will be one hundred freeroll tournaments played over the fifty days of the promotion, so the frequency percentages below effectively relate to the number of times each “wild” amount will be awarded.

888 Poker Wild Hunt Promotion – Prize Pool Frequency and Prize Distribution
Additional Prize Money $1,000 $1,500 $4,000 $8,000 $18,000
Total Prize Money $3,000 $3,500 $6,000 $10,000 $20,000
Frequency 29% 25% 21% 18% 7%
Places 1 to 9 receive $5.00 $25.00 $100.00 $240.00 $500.00
Places 10 to 100 receive $2.00 $5.00 $15.00 $25.00 $50.00
Places 101 to 1,000 receive $1.00 $1.00 $2.00 $4.00 $10.00

What this table tells us is that between now and the end of the promotion in seven weeks, the top “wild” amount will be added to the prize pool seven times. That doesn´t necessarily mean there will be one $20,000 Wild Surprises freeroll tournament every week. There could be none this week and two next week, or maybe three next week and no more until we are deep into November.

A Good Promotion from Which Every Player Should Benefit

We like 888 Poker´s latest promotion and feel every player should benefit from it – even if you are unable to play in the freeroll tournaments. The reason for this is that, if you enter the tournament and are unable to play, there is a good chance you may still finish in the top 1,000 places and win a share of whatever wild amount is added to the prize pool.

In theory, if you qualified for every Wild Surprise freeroll tournament and finished in the top 1,000 places by sitting out, you will increase your bankroll by $238.00 by the end of the promotion. There is no guarantee this strategy will work all the time, but we certainly feel it is worth trying for the 5:15 pm (GMT) tournaments – especially after the clocks go back when fewer players will be logged in.

So, if you fancy getting your hands on some free money, visit 888 Poker today and opt into the Wild Hunt promotion. If you are not already playing at the site, don´t forget you can get up to $88.00 free poker money just for registering an account with 888 Poker. Full details of how to claim your free poker money and the other benefits of playing at the site can be found in my review of 888 Poker here.