On February 17-19, 2012, the Fox Poker Club in London will play host to the Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event. Now, you have a chance to win your way into the event through an exclusive promotion between PokerNews and Betfair Poker that will see two players walk away with a $1,400 package.
The coveted packages will be awarded to the winner and runner up of a freeroll that will take place at 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET on February 4. In order to qualify for the freeroll, PokerNews players must earn just 50 Player Points between January 9 and February 1. Given that Player Points are awarded at a rate of 3.6 per $1 in tournament fees and 3.6 per $1 in rake at the cash game tables, you can essentially earn a seat in the $2,800 freeroll for less than $14.
Each package consists of:
- A $650 Main Event Buy-in for Betfair Poker LIVE London on February 17
- $750 Travel and Accommodation Allowance
- Betfair's legendary hospitality
With such low entry requirements, the freeroll should have no problem attracting the required 10 players in order to start. If you’re fortunate enough to win a seat, you’ll play in the Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event, which is played in a "bounty hunter" format. With $100 out of buy-in serving as a bounty, you don’t even need to make the money to pocket some cash.
Want an idea of what you can expect? Last year's Betfair Poker LIVE London Main Event drew 171 players and created a prize pool of £39,330. The winner of that event, Arttu Pitkakangas, ended up walking away with more than £7,600 for his efforts.
In addition, any player who download Betfair Poker through PokerNews will receive a sign-up bonus of their choice between $50 and $2,500. These promotions are only available to players who sign up through PokerNews, so download Betfair Poker today.