Bodog Poker’s popularity has gone up recently, and many people are wondering how their 2011 WSOP promotions stack up.
The Bodog Main Event prize package is valued at $12,000. It includes a $10,000 buy-in for the Main Event and $2,000 for expenses. Bodog also throws in a couple freebies including a swag bag and access to their exclusive party. Keep in mind that you will have to pay for your own hotel accommodations.
You can win a Main Event package in a few different ways. The quick method is to play the Main Event Satellite for $500. There is always a guaranteed prize pool of at least 2 packages in these qualifiers, and some weeks guarantee up to 10 of them!
The Bodog Poker download also has mid-range satellites to the $500 qualifiers. They are as low as $27.50 and go as high as $109. These “Semifinals” award a minimum of one $500 ticket.
There are even satellites available for those with teeny tiny bankrolls. Winning one of these seats will cost a minimum of $1.10 and will allow you to play the Quarterfinals. Winning the Quarterfinal will get you into a Semifinal. All the qualifiers I’ve mentioned so far are scheduled MTTs. Those that prefer smaller fields can play $16 single table tourneys, and winners will receive $75 Semifinal tickets.
It is time to go over some important terms and conditions. Because of the legal gambling age in the United States, you must be 21 years old by the start of the tournament in July. People traveling from outside of the US must also ensure that they possess the obligatory paperwork for gaining entry into the US.
Players are only eligible to win one package each. You cannot give packages to other players, and they cannot be exchanged for cash. Winning a package on Bodog means representing the Bodog brand for the entire event and also signing a Player Agreement.
Affordable WSOP Satellites on Everest Poker
Several of the top online poker rooms are offering WSOP packages up for grabs, and Everest Poker is no different as they have a both a Main Event and Side Event package.
The Main Event package has a total value of $13k. You are automatically entered into the $10k WSOP Main Event with this package, and you also get a couple other things to make your stay a little more comfortable. $2,000 of your package goes toward airfare and accommodations, and then feel free to spend the remaining $1,000 on anything you want.
The Side Event package on Everest has a value of $5k. If you win this package, you will play WSOP Event 56, a $1.5k NL Hold’em tourney. $2,614 of your package goes towards travel costs, hotel accommodations, and food/entertainment. If you also want to play in the Main Event, you get additional chances to qualify with this package. You get a Vegas 2011 Direct Entry Token worth $336 and a $550 entry to the live Main Event satellite.
If you are interested in winning your entry for the Main Event on Everest Poker, you will need to participate in 1 of 2 Direct Entry qualifiers. They take place on May 29th and June 19th at 20:00 GMT, and you will need $360 to enter. One package will be awarded for every 38 players that play, a much lower win rate than usual.
If you cannot afford to pay $360 for the Main Event Direct Entry satellite, you have the option to play some Super Satellites. They range from $3.30 to $33, so they suit bankrolls of all sizes.
Side Event packages can be won every Monday at 20:00 GMT. Compared to the Main Event packages, it is actually even more difficult to win a Side Event package because the Direct Entry buy-in will only set you back $109. 1 in 50 will win a $5,000 package in these tournaments. If you can’t afford to pay $109, you can also play Super Satellites for the Side Event Direct Entry events. They range from $2.20 to $12.
I’m being completely honest with you when I tell you that it is not easy to win a WSOP package on this site. Low stakes players will be pleased about the small buy-ins, but only a small percentage of players can win as a result. If you want a better chance of winning a package, I would recommend one of the other reputable online poker rooms.