$100,000 Freeroll at Carbon Poker and also earn 35% Rakeback

Huge things are happening now at Merge Gaming including their flagship poker site, Carbon Poker. On Sunday May 30th at 14:00 server time, there will be a $100,000 freeroll with $20,000 going to 1st place! There are no buyins for this freeroll, just play for free and you are in. This is not exclusive for Canada, but it is a huge +EV promotion.  There will be 4 ways to qualify:

Option 1 – Daily Freeroll Qualifiers – Pay Absolutely Nothing to Play!

Starting April 15th and running through until the 28th May, we’ll be running five (5) daily qualifying freerolls. Registration is open to all players and since entry is Free, you better not be late for our daily “Step 1 – $100K Freeroll Qualifiers”. Each Step 1 Freeroll will award seats to the Step 2 Qualifier. Where: Tournaments >> Scheduled >> Special.

There is NO Direct entry into the $100,000 Main Event that’s set to take place on Sunday, May 30th at 14:00 (game server time in the poker lobby). Players MUST win their seat into this special freeroll through one of the following FOUR methods:

Freeroll Qualifiers

Starting April 15th and running through to May 28th inclusive, we’ll be running five (5) daily qualifying tournaments. Each tourney will be titled, “Step 1 – $100K Freeroll Qualifier” and will be completely FREE to enter. Only a select number of players will advance through to Step 2. You can find these tournaments listed under the ‘Special’ Tab in the Tournament Lobby.

Step 1 – $100K Freeroll Qualifiers:

Time The Prize
04:05 Top 25 players advance to $100K Freeroll Qualifier Step 2
09:05 Top 50 players advance to $100K Step 2 Qualifier
13:05 Top 50 players advance to $100K Step 2 Qualifier
18:05 Top 75 players advance to $100K Step 2 Qualifier
23:05 Top 50 players advance to $100K Step 2 Qualifier

Step 2 – $100K Freeroll Qualifiers:

When: Saturday, May 29th at 18:30 (Carbon Time)

The Prize: The top 500 players will advance to the $100,000 Freeroll Main Event.

Option 2 – Deposit Bonus Qualifiers

Simply make a real money deposit between April 15th 00:01 and May 28th 23:59 using the code 100MAYPK and you’ll not only receive a 100% (max $500) reload bonus*, BUT you’ll also receive a tournament entry coupon for the ‘$100k Depositor Qualifier’ set to take place on Saturday, May 29th at 17:00 (Carbon Time).

The top 500 players in this tournament will receive a seat into the May 30th $100,000 Freeroll Main Event.

Option 3 – $100k Player Qualifiers

Starting April 15th and running right through until May 29th inclusive, any real money player will have exclusive access to our daily ‘$100K Player Qualifiers’. With 2,250 seats up for grabs in these ‘$100K Player Qualifiers’, save the frustration of large fields and freeroll donks, and earn your daily seat.

Daily “$100K Player Qualifiers (Turbo MTT) will start at the times posted below and will award seats as listed:

Time The Prize
11:30 Top 10 players advance directly to $100,000 main event
16:30 Top 25 players advance directly to $100,000 main event
21:30 Top 15 players advance directly to $100,000 main event

There are only 2 ways to get into one of these ‘$100K Player Qualifiers‘:

  1. Earn 150 VIP points in the previous day and the current day up until the time you attempt to register for the tournament. For example if you want t register for the 11:30 tournament at 11:00 you need to earn the 150 VIP points in the 24 hours of the previous day plus the 11 hours of the current day combined, giving you a total of 35 hours to earn the points.
  2. Buy-in: 500 VIP Points

Seats in these $100k Player Qualifiers will be limited so register early. You may register for all 3 tournaments in a day so long as you have met the qualification requirement.

Option 4 – Earn 45,000 VIP Points

If you’re able to earn 45,000 VIP points between 12:01am April 15th and 11:59pm May 29th you’ll receive a seat directly into the $100,000 Freeroll Main Event. Simply click the register button once you reach the target. Avoid the lines. Avoid the crowds. Start earning today!

Also new Carbon players can now earn 35% rakeback at Carbon Poker!

Win Toronto FC Tickets for FREE at PokerStars

See Toronto FC play live and for FREE!

PokerStars.net players in Ontario have the chance to win match tickets with the Toronto FC Fans Freerolls. The tournaments run April-October, which means you’ve got plenty of time to get in on the action and take a shot at these great prizes.

Players that finish in the top three in each tournament will win match tickets, plus a food voucher. They’ll be some of the best seats in the house, giving you everything you need for a great trip out for you and your buddies. It’s the ultimate prize for any Toronto FC fan, but even if they aren’t your favourite team it’s still a great way to catch a game. And it’s all completely free to enter.

How to Enter:

There are Toronto FC Fans freerolls running at 19:30 ET on the dates listed below, with prizes awarded as follows in each tournament, and one awarding tickets to a different game.

To register for a free-to-enter tournament, open the PokerStars.net lobby, click ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regional’.

Place Prize
1st 4 Toronto FC game tickets + $100 food voucher
2nd 4 Toronto FC game tickets + $50 food voucher
3rd 2 Toronto FC game tickets + $25 food voucher
Freeroll Date Game Game Date
Apr-06 Philadelphia Union Apr-15
Apr-20 Seattle Sounders Apr-25
Apr-27 Chicago Fire May-08
May-11 New England Revolution May-22
May-25 Kansas City Wizards Jun-05
Jun-15 LA Galaxy Jun-26
Jun-29 Colorado Rapids Jul-10
Jul-13 Dallas FC Jul-24
Jul-27 Chivas USA Aug-07
Aug-10 New York Red Bulls Aug-21
Aug-31 D.C. United Sep-11
Sep-14 San Jose Earthquakes Sep-25
Oct-05 Columbus Crew Oct-16

Please Note: This promotion is only open to PokerStars players in Ontario. Prizes have no cash value, and tickets can be collected 1 hour before game time at ‘Will Call’.

Toronto FC tickets are the hotest sporting event tickets in Toronto.  Forget the pitiful Leafs, Raptors who both failed to make the playoffs.  Catch the TorontoFC and hopefully they will make the playoffs for the first time in their existence.  Remember all this is FREE from PokerStars.

PlayNow Review – BC online casino

Last month British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to launch a full government run online casino. This online casino will capture a slice of the money lost to offshore gambling and help pay for provincial essential services such as health care and education. Online poker will be lauched later this year. Poker will be a GTech G2-powered poker network which will be shared by both the Loto-Quebec and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. The Ontario government and the OLGC are still mulling at the option of adding a government run online casino.

Playnow.com though did not launch sucessfully. BCLC’s online gaming site was taken down shortly after as the accounts belonging to 134 playing users were compromised. In total $8000 was illegally wagered and those users had partial credit card numbers revealed, banking information, and other personal info were compromised. A security breach of this sort is not a good thing for a new startup company trying to earn the trust of its players. The PlayNow system also crashed on the first day after unexpected levels of traffic.

So as of right now PlayNow.com is currently unavailable.

BCLC apologizes for the inconvenience this has caused to all our players.

A solution has been implemented and we are now in the process of third party testing and verification. Once complete, next steps will be to receive regulatory certification and the site will be re-launched.

The BCLC better get their act together if they wish to add online poker to their offering. Poker players are less forgiving.

BCLC PlayNow Casino reopened plus free $100 Bonus

After a mess of a launch, BCLC’s online casino, PLAYNOW, is back. And to get users playing real money, they have enticed gamblers with a very nice deposit bonus. This deposit bonus is a 100% up to $100 max with only a 2x turnover rate! So basically make a $100 deposit, wager $100 on an eligible game, get your $100 casino token, wager another $100, and do whatever you want with the funds. Check the FAQ for eligible games, but they include various slot games, blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, and many more. This is a great casino bonus, a blast from the past for casino bonus whores.

About This Promotion

How do I qualify for this promotion?

Qualifying is easy. Follow the three steps below to qualify:

1. Login to PlayNow.com (not a member? Register Now)
2. Make a single deposit of at least $100 to your Account prior to 11:59pm October 5th, 2010.
3. Then wager $100 (cumulative) on PlayNow.com casino games prior to 11:59pm October 5th, 2010.

This offer is only valid one time during the specified time period.

When do I receive my Casino Token?

Your Casino Token is credited to your account once you have wagered at least $100 on casino games.

This promotion expires on Oct 15, 2010 and only players living in BC are allowed to play on PlayNow.com

Rake Free Tournaments at Party Poker

In an unprecedented move and equally great promotion, PartyPoker.com has Eliminated Tournamnet Fees for at least the next month.  With no fees to pay across the entire MTT schedule, 100% of players’ money will go straight into the prize pool or anothers rake free or zero rake for tournament players.  You’ll save up to $50 in fees every time you register for a tournament and enjoy bigger prize pools as well as busier fields.  This will include the Summer Million taking place the first Sunday of August (Aug 7) in which you will save the $40 fee from the $600 buy-in tournament with a million dollars guaranteed prize pool.

Canadians can play freely without worry on Party Poker. Don’t miss out on this huge value opportunity.

Party Poker PokerFest Online

Party Poker has joined the online tournament series fray with their own Party Poker Pokerfest 2011.  With over $3,000,000 guaranteed prize money over 47 events, this will surely be a must play series and one that Canadians should be able to dominate.  Pokerfest 2011 will take place from October 23 – November 6th, with the main event being the return of the party million, a $1,000,000 guaranteed main event with a $640 buy-in.  Satellites for Pokerfest begin on September 26, and you can qualify for as low as $1.

There will also be a $100,000 leaderboard paying out over 3 levels of tournaments, points buyins ($5,000), low ($30,000), and high ($55+) with a $65,000 prize pool.

$35,000 Pokerfest Jackpots

Win any three Pokerfest tournaments = $20,000
Final table in any 10 Pokerfest tournaments = $10,000
Win cash in any 10 Pokerfest tournaments = $5,000

Daily Dollar side events

From the 23rd October we’ll be running two $1 buy-in tournaments every day at 13:45 ET and 16:00 ET but be warned – every tournament has a twist! Make sure you check the lobby each day for full details.

Prize Draw

For each of the 47 Pokerfest events you play in, you’ll get a ticket for our Pokerfest prize draw. The first 500 players drawn will win a prize including iPad’s, chip sets and other merchandise from our Points Store

Pokerfest winners

All winners of Pokerfest tournaments will be rightfully rewarded with an exclusive memento of the event!

Pokerfest 2011 Schedule

Week 1 (23rd October)

Event Time(ET) Gtd Game Buy-in
1 13:30 $300,000 NLH $215
2 14:00 $2,000 NLH 20 Points
3 14:30 $20,000 NLH $22
4 15:00 $150,000 NLH $530

Week 2 (24th – 30th October)

Event Time(ET) Gtd Game Buy-in
5 14:00 $500 NLH 5 Points
6 14:30 $5,000 NLH+R $6
7 15:00 $50,000 NLH+R $55
8 14:00 $250 PLO 10 Points
9 14:30 $2,500 PLO $11
10 15:00 $25,000 PLO $109
11 14:00 $400 NLH 10 Points
12 14:30 $4,000 NLH $11
13 15:00 $40,000 NLH $109
14 14:00 $250 FLH 10 Points
15 14:30 $2,500 FLH $11
16 15:00 $25,000 FLH $109
17 14:00 $1,000 NLH 10 Points
18 14:30 $10,000 NLH+R $11
19 15:00 $100,000 NLH+R $109
20 14:00 $750 NLH 6 Deep 10 Points
21 14:30 $7,500 NLH 6 Deep $11
22 15:00 $75,000 NLH 6 Deep $109
23 13:30 $350,000 NLH $215
24 14:00 $2,500 NLH 20 Points
25 14:30 $25,000 NLH $22
26 15:00 $300,000 NLH $1,060

Week 3 (31st October – 6th November)

Event Time(ET) Gtd Game Buy-in
27 14:00 $600 NLH 5 Points
28 14:30 $6,000 NLH+R $6
29 15:00 $60,000 NLH+R $55
30 14:00 $400 PLO 10 Points
31 14:30 $4,000 PLO+R $6
32 15:00 $40,000 PLO+R $55
33 14:00 $500 NLH 6 Deep 10 Points
34 14:30 $5,000 NLH 6 Deep $11
35 15:00 $50,000 NLH 6 Deep $109
36 14:00 $600 NLH 5 Points
37 14:30 $6,000 NLH+R $6
38 15:00 $60,000 NLH+R $55
39 14:00 $1,000 NLH 10 Points
40 14:30 $10,000 NLH+R $11
41 15:00 $100,000 NLH+R $109
42 14:00 $1,000 NLH 20 Points
43 14:30 $10,000 NLH $22
44 15:00 $100,000 NLH $215
45 12:30 $5,000 NLH 30 Points
46 13:00 $50,000 NLH $33
47 13:30 $1,000,000 NLH $640

Game types:

NLH = No Limit Hold ‘em

NLH+R = No Limit Hold ‘em + Rebuy(s)

NLH 6 Deep = No Limit Hold ‘em, 6 max table, deep stack

FLH = Fixed Limit Hold ‘em

PLO = Pot Limit Omaha

PLO+R = Pot Limit Omaha + Rebuy(s)

Qualify for the PokerStars Canada Cup

Play for your share of $250,000 in The Bahamas!

The PokerStars Canada Cup I is a new event that brings together the best online poker players in the region to compete for a seat at the live final table in The Bahamas, held at the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)! Make it to the final nine and you’ll be heading to Paradise Island to play for a share of $250,000 in cash, plus the title of Canada Cup champion, and entry into the PCA High Rollers event, worth an additional $25,000!

Online: Qualifying

The action starts online where from September 26 you can qualify for the $530 online final. Satellites are running across a huge range of buy-ins, starting from just $0.50.

You can locate all PokerStars Canada Cup I qualifiers under the Tourney > Regional tab.

Online: Final

The PokerStars.net Canada Cup Final takes place at 17:30 ET on Sunday October 23, with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool! The best Canadian players and Team PokerStars Pros will be taking part, and the action will play out as standard until a final table of nine is reached. At this point the tournament will pause, and resume in the Bahamas during the PCA, on January 10, 2012.

Live: Final Table

All players who make the final nine will receive an expenses paid package to the Bahamas, with flights, luxurious hotel accommodation and spending money thrown in.

Starting stacks for the final table will be exactly as they were when the online final was paused. This means you don’t want to treat the online final as a satellite – the more chips you accumulate, the greater advantage you’ll have in the Bahamas.

The final table will be filmed live for television and has a $250,000 prize pool. The winner will also be awarded the PokerStars Canada Cup trophy and entry into the PCA High Roller Event, worth $25,000.

Tournament Poker Edge – Best Online Poker Tournament Training Site

Ready to Crush MTTS?  If so theres no better online poker training site out there than Tournament Poker Edge.  The #1 resource of online poker tournament training, TournamentPokerEdge.com prepares you for the tournament grind.  Gone are the days of check folding, continuation bets winning, and donks playing Ace high to the end.  New strategies are in place, and with a full range of top notch online poker tournament pros to guide you, TPE is the place to learn.

Thier poker coaches include several of the top players, and that includes the folowing Canadians.  Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek, Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah, and Danny “DannyN13″ Noseworthy.  Other big name pros include Daryl” aaaaaaaa” Jace, Ryan “HITTHEPANDA” Franklin, Lee Childs, Jon “Wein” Wein, and many more …

Here is a little bit about the Canadian coaches

Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek

Casey Jarzabek, known as “bigdogpckt5s” across most sites, is a staple of the high-stakes MTT community. Jarzabek began on Absolute Poker, crushing the SnGs at the highest level. He has placed first in the weekly tournament leaderboard upwards of 25 times on Absolute Poker, showing his dominance on the site from 2005 through 2007. Jarzabek eventually moved on to MTTs, where he has been a force to reckon with. He has outrights wins in two FTOPS, winning Event #9 in November of 2008 for $277,930 and a HORSE 500+35 for another $75,600 in February of 2009. He has also won the FTP Sunday Brawl, the Sunday Mulligan, and the Pokerstars Second Chance. Overall, Jarzabek has an estimated $3,400,000 in online winnings, including wins in eleven Sunday majors across various sites. At different points in his career, Jarzabek has been ranked #1 on officialpokerrankings.com on both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars. He has also began his ascension on the live circuit, with a 2nd in a WPT preliminary event as well as several WSOP circuit final tables. He currently resides in St Catharines, Ontario.

Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah

Mike Leah is a professional poker player and MTT specialist hailing from Toronto, Canada. Known online as “GoLeafsGoEH” online, Mike got his start playing online and already has over $2.8 million in winnings. His online scores include a 3rd place in wcoop main as well as badugi wcoop title He also had win in the 2010 FTOPS #24 for over $92,000, a second place finish in the Full Tilt $750K Guaranteed for $86,000 and a host of other high 5 digit wins including a UBOC title.
Mike also boasts an impressive live record. In 2009 he finished second in the LA Poker Classic for $152,600. That same year he won two Venetian Deepstack events for a total of over $400,000.
Mike continues to play online from his home and Canada and is also a regular on the live poker circuit. In fact, he had 5 cashes in this summer’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. His future goals include his first major live tournament win and, of course, a WSOP bracelet!

Danny “DannyN13″ Noseworthy

Danny “DannyN13″ Noseworthy is a 23 year old professional poker player from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He started out hosting/playing $5-$20 games in his own basement throughout high school at the age of 17. After even getting cards banned from school, he took a few stabs online before realizing he had no bankroll management and wanted to actually learn the game. Danny deposited $600 on Full Tilt April 1st, 2009 and has not looked back since. He started out as a 6 max turbo SNG player before making the transition to a MTT grinder later in the year. After having moderate success, Danny caught his first real break in 2010. On April 25, he took 3rd in FTOPS Event #7 for $67,000. Since then, he has almost $500,000 in MTT winnings and over 100 final tables. His outright wins and five figure scores include the PokerStars Nightly Seventy Grand, $11 Re-buy on stars, the PokerStars $109 $50K guaranteed, multiple $109 turbo wins, the Full Tilt Poker Multi-Entry $60k guaranteed, the Full Tilt Poker $163 daily $60k guaranteed and many other turbo MTT wins and more. He is known as a turbo specialist and also took 2nd in a $235 daily Rio live tournament this summer for $18,000.

The cost of training is fairly cheap at only $23.95 per month if you pay monthly.  Pay for a whole year at once and it’s only $239.95.  Thats 12 months for the price of 12!! (Limited time special offer).  There are no signup fees and you can by via credit card or PayPal.

PokerStars 10th Anniversary Special

PokerStars will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this December, and to celebrate this special occasion their have decided to give you the player numerous birthday presents.  Since the inception in 2001, Pokerstars has grown to become the biggest online poker site in the world, offering the best online cash games and online tournaments.  They have the biggest online tournaments in history, and continue to make new poker millionaires daily.  Well here is your chance to enter the millionaire club, and here are the goodies that pokerstars will be giving you as part of the 10th anniversary celebration.

  1. 100 FREE $15,000 PCA Packages – Every week from Nov 1 – Dec 11, 10 free seats will be given away via Freerolls.  Deposit with code PCA100 for a free entry to the weekly final.
  2. 10th Anniversary $10Million guaranteed Sunday Million – On Sunday Dec 18, the Sunday Million will be a $10M guaranteed event with $2 million for 1st place!
  3. 10th Anniversary World Record Tournament – On Sunday December 4th, PokerStars will try to break the Guinness World Record for most players in a poker tournament which they currently hold from 2009 with 149,196 players.  This will be a $1, $250,000 guaranteed tournament at 12:30 ET.
  4. 10th Anniversary Easy $10 Reload Bonus – From November 14 – 30th, simply make a deposit of $100 and use the code 10 to get a free $10 Bonus.  Simply earn 1VPP and the $10 is yours!
  5. 10th Anniversary Sunday Storm Special – The Sunday Storm on December 11th will have a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.  This is a $11 tournament at 13:30 ET.  Also $100 bounties on PokerStars Pros.
  6. 10th Anniversary Ring Game Leaderboards – From November 23 – December 2 there will be various cash game leaderboards with an additional $1,000,000 in added prizes.
  7. 10th Anniversary Extras – 10x $10,000 Class Freerolls on December 10 with PCA packages given out to winners.  $0.10 Trivia Tournies Dec 1-18.  Special 10th Anniversary VIP Store Items from Dec 1.
  8. TBA
  9. TBA
  10. TBA

Hope this 10th Anniversary will be good to you too!  Remember there is also the Red Spade million dollar tournament this Sunday for only a $55 buyin.

There is also 10th Anniversary CANADIAN CELEBRATIONS!

Exclusive Canadian only events include:

  • If Canada is the number one represented country in the World Record Attempt tourney, all Canadian participants will receive an entry into an exclusive $10,000 freeroll.
  • All Canadian players playing the 10th anniversary Sunday Storm will qualify to play in a special $10+1 Sunday Million qualifier with 10 seats added.
  • Canada only Sunday Million satellites running all day

Good Luck!

Party Poker Rake Free Tournaments in January 2012

Party Poker will be starting off 2012 with a bang, and it is you the online poker player who will reap the rewards.  Throughout January 2012 there will be zero rake charged on all multi-table tournaments.  That means that 100% of your money will go straight into the prize pool, with no fees to pay across the whole multi-table tournament schedule. This includes their flagship $200k guaranteed Sunday tournament which is normally a $200 + $15 buyin.  You will still be paying the $215, but instead the whole $215 goes into the prize pool.  Unfortunately the Party Poker Winter Million takes place on February 5, so a rake free on that tourney is a no-go.

There will also be a special Reload Bonus and a Depositor’s Freeroll in January.  Deposit using bonus code RAKEFREE and get a 100% bonus up to $100.  You will have 30 days from the date of deposit to meet the wagering requirements which is 8 points for every $1 released.

Deposit at least $50 with the RAKEFREE bonus code and you will also be entered into a $50,000 Freeroll which takes place on Sunday Feb 5 at 11:00 ET.

If you don’t have a Party Poker Account, SIGN UP now and receive a deposit bonus of 100% up to $600.