Maximize Your Poker Promo Points

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If you are play poker online at real money poker sites, you need to keep track of all the current promos. One of the best promos are redeposit bonuses, or first time deposit bonuses on sites new to you. This is the best way to get extra cash for your bankroll. But after you have signed up and deposited at all the sites, you need to earn promos with your play.

What I am talking about is the assorted points that the online poker sites award players who play poker for money on their sites. Every site has a different name for them, and each site has their store stoked with an assortment of cool items. You can usually trade your points in for cash or tournaments buy-ins.

One thing to look for is ways to gain extra points for your play. Each site has different rules for their points, and what the value actually is. But earning more always gets you more, so it is always better to earn bonus points.

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker has been offering double FTP points for playing at short handed ring games. It started on December 1st, 2010 and runs until 23:59 ET on January 31st, 2011. Any shorthanded table is eligible, look for the smiley face.

Tables are considered short handed in the following circumstances:

  • 6-Max tables are short handed when there are three or fewer players
  • 8-Max tables are short handed when there are four or fewer players
  • 9-Max tables are short handed when there are five or fewer players

One added tip, play the shorthanded games during the regular happy hour and you will earn triple points!

Absolute Poker and UB.com

This is a long standing promotion, and a great way to earn double points on AP or UB. It is simple, play ring games and tournaments during the power hours, and get double points. There is several hours of every day to do this, so no excuses.

Weekdays 1-4am ET and 1-4pm ET

  • All Ring games
  • All Poker Tournaments

Saturdays 1-4am ET and 1-4pm ET

  • All Ring games
  • All Poker Tournaments

Sundays 1-4am ET

  • All Ring games
  • All Poker Tournaments

Sundays 1-5pm ET

  • All Ring games

Now it is time to go out and earn those points, as you earn those 2bb an hour. Play smart, and play to win.