Players looking for some value in online poker tournaments should keep an eye on the Bet365 Poker Festival that gets underway next Friday (April 28th).
They may well be some overlay opportunities when the Bet365 Poker Festival gets underway next week, as the site has put together an online poker series based around its current tournament schedule and simply enhanced the guarantees.
Overall there are forty events in the Bet365 Poker Festival, starting with €10,000 guaranteed 8-Max NL Hold´em event next Friday evening, and culminating with a €100,000 guaranteed Main Event on Sunday May 7th. In total, the series has guaranteed prize pools amounting to €400,000.
Value-seekers should also be able to take advantage of undersubscribed satellites this weekend that award entry tickets for the feature events. The site is running several sets of satellites to various events at present, and there is only so many players who choose to take these qualification routes.
Does the Festival Schedule Have Enough Imagination?
One of the reasons why tournaments in the Bet365 Poker Festival might overlay is that the series is a little lacking in imagination. All forty events are NL Hold´em tournaments, with one shootout and nine turbo events being the only variation from tournaments with regular structures.
The timing of the events is also likely to contribute to the chance of an overlay. The schedule seems to be exclusively targeted towards UK and Irish players – the first event each evening starting at 7:30pm BST, further tournaments with a regular structure starting at 8:00pm BST and 8:30pm BST and then a turbo event (or shootout on Saturday April 29th) getting underway at 9:00pm BST.
Many players in Europe and further East may not fancy getting involved in a tournament at 10:30pm local time with a non-turbo structure. Furthermore, other than the variety in speed, the only other factor that determines one tournament from another is whether it is played at 6-Max, 8-Max or full ring. The full schedule for the Bet365 Poker Festival can be found in the poker client.
Qualify Early for Extra Festival Value
As well as the potential for overlay in the Festival tournaments, opportunities also exist in the satellites being offered each day. Bet365 Poker is hosting satellites with buy-ins of €1.00 and €10.00 that offer a guaranteed number of seats into Festival tournaments with buy-ins of up to €100.00.
Although these are easy to find in the poker client, there are also plenty of similar satellites offering routes into the daily Championship events, the Sunday Feature tournaments and the iPoker Network´s Viva Las Vegas promotion. Choose which satellite you enter with care, as seats won in satellites cannot be exchanged for alternative promotions.
The likelihood is that Bet365 will increase the number of daily satellites as the Poker Festival approaches, but while it is still a distant event in many players´ minds (especially as this weekend is the penultimate weekend to win packages in the Viva Las Vegas promotion), it may well be worth entering a few Festival satellites over the next few days.
Plenty More Opportunities for Value at Bet365 Poker
The opportunities for value during the Bet365 Poker Festival represent a fraction of the value available at Bet365 Poker every day. The site has one of the most rewarding VIP loyalty programs in the industry and regularly runs monthly mission-based promotions that offer practically every player the chance to get their hands on some free poker money.
Indeed, if it is free poker money you are after, the site is offering new players in certain countries the opportunity to try the site for free with a €5.00 no-deposit poker bonus. To take advantage of this opportunity, simply follow the links to the site from our Bet365 Poker review, and register an account. The €5.00 no deposit bonus can be withdrawn after you have played fifty ranked hands or have made a real money deposit into your account.
Don´t delay in signing up for your account. The Bet365 Poker Festival gets underway next Friday, and – if you like free poker money – you are not going to want to miss out on the potential overlays in the feature events and the undersubscribed satellites feeding into them.