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Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:18

About Tournaments


There are number of different types of tournaments that you can play at Betsafe Poker. They offer everything from small sit and go’s, up to tournaments with a buy in of more than $1000 so there is something to suit everyone’s wallet. Every month they are guaranteeing minimum $15 Million in prize money to the tournaments, so what’s your excuse not to play?

Tournament Terminology

Multi-table tournaments:
A multi-table tournament is a tournament that starts at a set time. The tournament is played with up to 10 players per table. The tables are then merged with each other when players are knocked out until one final table remains. It is then played out until one player is left with all the chips. In a multi-table tournament normally the top 10% are win prize money and 30% of the total prize pool is given to the winner (please note that this is the standard format but there may be variations).

Sit and Go:
A sit and go is a tournament that starts when all the required seats are filled. Normally sit and go’s are played in a single table format however some sit and go’s are multi-table and then it works the same way as the multi-table tournaments.

Guaranteed Tournaments:
A guaranteed tournament is a tournament where Betsafe adds money to ensure that there is a minimum prize pool guarantee, no matter how many entrants the tournament gets. For example if it is a $1000 Guaranteed tournament with $10+1 buy and there are 84 entrants, you would normally just have $840 in prize money, but because it is $1000 guaranteed there will be a $1000 prize pool. If the buy in total is more than the guaranteed then prize pool will be more than the guaranteed amount. For example in the $1000 guaranteed tournament if you have 120 entrants then the prize pool will be $1200.

A freeroll is a tournament that is free to enter and where you can win real money. Sometimes there are requirements for these types of tournament. For example you have to have made deposit or earned a certain amount of Player Points to be able to enter.

A satellite is qualifying tournament to another online tournament or live tournament. There are usually two types of satellites, the first type guarantees a certain amount of seats to the next event. The second type gives away a certain amount of seats based the entrants. For example if it states in the tournament information that 1 out of 6 is guaranteed a seat into the next event, then there will be 10 seats to the next event if 60 players enter the event.

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:14

The Battle of Malta 2013

The Battle of Malta 2013 is here and this time, the guaranteed prize pool has been raised to €200,000.

Qualify for as little as €2.20 and treat yourself to a late hot summer break!

This massive live poker tournament will take place between the 26th and the 29th of September, 2013 at the Portomaso Casino in Malta, the gem of the Mediterranean.

Its packed schedule will include side events, cash games, plenty of sunshine and legendary parties.

With a Main Event buy-in of only €550, this is one of the best valued events on the European tournament calendar.

This year it’s about more fun, more VIP perks and more money, so make sure you’re in it!

How to Qualify

All Battle of Malta satellite tournaments can be found in the ‘Satellites’ tab of the tournament lobby at Betsson Poker.

The schedule of qualifying tournaments is as follows:

About Betsson Tournament Package

The all-inclusive Battle of Malta package is worth €1,400 and includes the following:
•    €550 buy-in to the Battle of Malta Main Event.
•    Accommodation for two people at the Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s, in one double room, including breakfast and internet access, for four nights.
•    €250 in cash towards travel and expenses.
•    Transfers to and from the airport.
•    Entry to two exclusive VIP parties. Guest entries can be purchased for €50 for both parties.

Register today with Betsson Poker and qualify for the win here.

Simply, play poker on real money cash game tables and tournaments and the more Player Points you manage to collect, the higher you climb up the leaderboard.

Join this adrenaline filled race and you’re in with a mega chance of winning a nice share of the whopping $100,000 cash prize.

Be amongst the top 230 and get rewarded! First price $10,000.

The leaderboard is updated daily, check it out here and claim your prize!

Join the race NOW and win BIG!

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:12

50k Freeroll Galore February at Betsson

In February Betsson is giving out €50,000 across many exclusive daily freerolls. Choose your game and play as many as you like completely free!

Join the €5000 Freeroll every Sunday at 18:00 CET or have a go at the €500 daily freerolls at 19:30 CET amongst many others every day.

Start playing now and don’t miss the chance to boost your bankroll for free! See the full schedule below:

Terms and conditions:

• All Betsson players can participate in this promotion

• Only players who have played 50 raked hands 7 days prior tournament start can participate in the €5000 Hold’em Freerolls taking place on Sundays at 18:00 CET

* A Raked Hand is when you receive cards and you contribute money to the pot (rake is taken) in cash games tables.

• €500 New Player Freeroll is open only to players who registered their poker alias on Betsson Poker by Microgaming for first time.

• All freerolls are located under “Schedueld Tournaments” > “Freeroll”

• Players who do not log in or play a hand during the first level will be removed from the game.

• Betsson reserves the right to cancel and/or modify this promotion at any time and without prior notice.

Play and win! Register an account here.

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Exclusive €50,000 Tournament at Betsson

Betsson invites you to join the Exclusive €50,000 Tournament kicking off on the 5th of March with a chance to also win one of the 2 WSOP packages worth €2500 each.

It’s easy to qualify, you simply need to play a minimum of 1000 raked hands on our cash game tables between the 1st and the 28th of February and your seat is secure!

Moreover, the more raked hands you play, the bigger your advantage in the tournament, increasing your starting stack up to 10000 chips.

Participate NOW for a share of the whopping €50,000 prize pool and you might also be one of the two lucky players boarding the next flight out to the WSOP in Las Vegas.

There are two ways how you can win a €2500 WSOP package:

•A package will go to the winner of the tournament

•Another goes to the player finishing first on the leaderboard with the most raked hands.

Terms and Conditions:

1. All Betsson players are entitled to participate in this promotion.

2. To qualify you must play at least 1000 raked hands in any cash game from NL10 and higher from 1st February at 01:00 CET to 1st March at 01:00 CET.

3. A raked hand occurs when a rake is taken. We do not charge rake if there isn’t a flop. ("no flop, no drop").

4. All qualified players will be registered for the tournament on the 4th of March.

5. The Exclusive €50,000 Tournament takes place on the 5th of March at 19:00 CET.

6. Inactive players within 1st level will be removed from the tournament.

7. Qualified players who will not be playing don’t get refunded.

8. WSOP package winners must be over 21 years old to participate in the live tournament.

9. WSOP packages cannot be exchanged by cash or refunded. Winners must play or forfeit the full winnings.

10. WSOP package winners must play Betsson branded at the live event.

11. Betsson reserves the right to change and/or modify this promotion at any time and without prior notice.

If you don't have an account, register one here!

Good Luck!

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:09

When To Up The Ante

For some poker players, the allure of playing high-stakes poker can be too much to resist. Players will watch their idols play for thousands, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV and want to experience the same kind of thrill when they win a monster pot. The problem is some players move up in levels too early and for the wrong reasons.

The simple fact is most players tend to move up to a higher level of play well before they are ready. They don’t have the experience or the bankroll to compete and often end up literally paying the price. So what is it that drives people to play over their heads? Often times it is simply the desire to take a shot or they talk themselves into just going for it. At other times, they are chasing their losses in their regular game by trying to even the score in one single session. Because these players are not properly prepared, they end up suffering the consequences. You can avoid this fate by following a few simple rules.

The most important rule to follow is to pay attention to proper bankroll management. If you are a consistent winner in your regular game, keep adding funds to your bankroll until you can sit comfortably in a bigger game. In general, it is recommended to build up your bankroll to at least 50-60 buy-ins, at your current level. Then when you feel ready, take 10-buy-ins and move up to the next level. If you lose those buy-ins, go back to your regular game and take another shot after you have rebuilt your bankroll. If you win, good for you and keep on playing at the new level!

Most important of all, don’t get emotional about the money. If you become uncomfortable about the size of your losses or even your wins at a new level, you may start to develop a psychological barrier that will be hard to overcome. If you feel yourself entering that ‘tilt’ type of mentality, you should move back to a level that you are more comfortable at. Stepping up a level to recover losses from your regular play will only set you up to lose more money. Don’t be fooled into taking a shot in a bigger game just because the game seems fast and loose. At higher stakes, even though you stand to win more money in the pot, you also run the risk of losing your entire bankroll.

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Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:08

Calculating Pot Odds

A key concept to master in poker is pot odds. Online players who are able to calculate whether or not it’s a good bet to stay in a hand understand the core of this strategy.

After all, the whole purpose of poker is to make money so considering and mastering the art of calculating ‘pot odds’ is an important skill to add to your poker arsenal.

Essentially, the size of the pot matters when you decide whether or not to call a bet to stay in a hand. For example, if there is €100 in the pot and your bet is €1, then this would represent good pot odds as you are only betting €1 for a chance to win €100, or 100:1.

To figure out what pot odds you’re getting, you calculate the ratio of the size of the pot to the size of the bet. A €10 bet into a €50 pot is 50:10 or 5:1. A €5 bet into a €75 pot is 75:5 which reduces to 15:1. Hint: It will be very helpful to brush up and remember your fractions!

When you get the pot odds, the next step is to determine whether or not the pot is giving you the right odds to stay in. You do this by calculating your outs and the odds of hitting your hand and winning the pot.

Once you figure out the odds of hitting your hand, you can compare it to the pot odds you’re getting. For instance, if you’re getting 5:1 pot odds (€20 into a €100 pot for example) you want the odds of hitting your hand to be 5:1 or better. If you have eight outs, your odds are roughly 2:1 of hitting your hand so you would definitely make that bet. On the other hand, if you only had two outs, the odds of hitting your hand are roughly 11:1 so it’s a bad bet to make.

If you follow the rules of calculating pot odds over the long term, it will ultimately help make you a winning poker player!  Practice this strategy now and earn up to a €1000 bonus on your first deposit!


Play daily freerolls between the 1st and the 31st of December at Poker by Microgaming, for a fantastic Christmas month with €100k in cash just waiting to be won.


Every day at different times, you can choose from a wide range of different Poker freerolls. The more you play the bigger your chance to win a nice chunk of the €100k worth of prize pools we are giving away.

Check the freerolls schedule below:

€1000 Freeroll
•Daily from 1st and the 31st of December, at 20:30 CET
•All players can participate

€500 Freeroll with rebuy
•Monday to Saturday from 1st December at 23:30 CET
•All players can participate
•One rebuy and one add-on of €0.01. €500 is added, so rebuys and add-ons will be added to the prize pool.

€10,000 Freeroll
•Sundays: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th December at 20.00 CET
•Requirement: 1 raked hand within the last 7 days before each specific tournament.

€50 Holdem Freeroll
•Daily at 2:30 and 6:45 CET
•All players can participate

€50 Omaha Freeroll
•Daily at 10:30 CET
•All players can participate

€200 Holdem Freeroll
•Daily at 14:00 CET
•All players can participate

€50 Omaha Hi Lo Freeroll
•Daily 19:00 CET
•All players can participate

Terms and Conditions:
•All Betsson players can participate in this promotion
•Only players who have played 1 raked hand within the last 7 days before each specific tournament can participate on the €10,000 Freeroll taking place on Sundays.
•Betsson reserves the right to modify and/or cancel this promotion at any time and without prior notice

If you don't have an account, register one HERE.

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:06

Blaze Poker at Betsson!

The new generation of poker by Microgaming has arrived to Betsson Poker.

Set your game on fire with the high speed Blaze Poker TablesIf you like the action this is your game!
Join one or multiple pools of players and change tables every time you want, even before it is your turn to act.
Face different opponents eliminating the need of wait between hands! You know what that means right? Less waiting and more fire!!
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