Money-making organisations clamour for extra business during the holidays; online poker rooms are no exception. From special games with seasonal flair to particularly generous freerolls, many sites are hoping to entice you to spend the holidays with them. Whilst promotions don’t appear to be as extensive as seen in the past, there are still some special goodies to be found in your cyber stocking this year.
Hot Deals for the Winter Season
888 is offering good cheer in the form of daily freerolls and a generous sign on bonus. Sign up for 888 in December and you’ll not only receive the 100% matching bonus up to $400, you will also receive two free tickets for two $10,000 freerolls.
Make a minimum deposit of $10 and you will receive five more tickets for the chance to win during the $10,000 XMAS Daily Freerolls. Visit 888 Poker directly for eligibility requirements. Sorry, no US players allowed.
Bet365 is also getting into the holiday spirit with a generous $100,000 Xmas Giveaway. During the month of December, players can earn merit points whilst playing real money games; every 15 points earns one ticket for various drawings.
In addition to offering 200 cash prizes daily, players may also find themselves eligible to win prizes such as an iPad or iPhone, as well.
Not to be left out in the cold, Everest is also offering some impressive deals for the holidays and on into the new year. The latest sign on bonus is a 200% match up to $2,000. In addition, Everest offers its Sleigh Race promotion, with cash prizes totaling $35,000.
The Sleigh Race is a series of games with payouts ranging from $100 to $1,800. Once all is said and done, the best 250 players for all races will get to try their hand at Santa’s $5,000 Freeroll (held on January 6th, 19:00 GMT).
If interested in participating you’d better get to it because to qualify for a shot at the big Sleigh Race prizes players must sign on for one of Everest’s weekly rake races: December 11 – December 17th; December 18 to December 24th; December 25 to December 31st. (Overall Leaderboard: December 4 to December 31st).
Fortune has devised an entire advent calendar of games, giveaways and freerolls for the holiday season. For the month of December, this site is promising $25,000 in cash and prizes and even 4 holiday-themed tournaments: Reindeer Bounty, Santa’s Stocking Freeroll, Three Kings and the Two Snowmen tournaments, respectively.
William Hill Poker
Not to be outdone, William Hill offers one of the largest scale holiday promotion series to be found. In addition to $5,000 Christmas and New Year’s freerolls, players who opt in on the $50,000 Christmas Gifts page will also have chances to participate in a variety of gaming festivities.
Earn chances to win Apple products such as an iPad or MacBook Pro in the Great Points Race and the Christmas Goodies Giveaway. Get your buy-ins back in the MTT Cashback Promotion. Earn WH points during the 10 Days of Christmas promotion, which can help your chances to win even more cash and prizes.
If you feel like the holidays should be more about giving than receiving Will Hill has thought of that one, too. WH has brought back its Xmas Charity Freeroll promotion, where the pot of $10,000 is split between a winner and one of the select charities listed. That’s on December 25th so mark your calendar.
As with all promotions, be sure to visit individual sites for rules of eligibility and specific dates of various promotions. And if you’ve got a favourite poker room not mentioned, don’t forget to see what special holiday programmes they’ve got going on as well. Wherever you choose to spend your holidays, odds are favourable you’ll find some particularly festive opportunities for entertainment.