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Software Updates and New Features Arrive at Sky Poker

Sky Poker continues to offer its members a fantastic gaming experience with new promotions and, most recently, an upgrade that brings changes to the site’s software and feature set. These new improvements are planned to launch in the very near future and will enhance the poker play on offer from Sky.

Most exciting of the updates are the three new features that will be brought to the site. The first of the new improvements is a lobby filter feature that allows players to set the Sky software to mark whenever they log on or off the site. The second sees Sky Poker reconfiguring how its stakes filter works. High stakes will now show £2.50/£5 tables, medium at £0.50/£1, low at £0.10/£0.20 and micro reset to display £0.02/£0.04. Sit and Go games have also been affected by these changes. The third update will be brought to tournaments and involves the introduction of a five minute break once every hour during play, allowing competitors to clear their heads without missing any of the action. Along with these changes, Sky has just launched the Early Bird bonus, a promotion that gives players a shot at earning extra Poker Points during a four hour period.

Sky Poker told press that the three new updates and the Early Bird bonus will be introduced one by one over the coming weeks. The company also stated that its decision to implement these changes was part of a greater business strategy aimed at “enhancing [site] usability and introducing new features [that] benefit customers.”

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Come to Sky Poker

With all of Britain getting ready to help celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s rapidly approaching Diamond Jubilee, popular online poker network, Sky Poker has announced plans to add to the festivities. Sky’s Diamond Jubilee tournament series will launch next month, coinciding with Elizabeth II’s 60th year anniversary as Queen.

The Diamond Jubilee tournaments come with a £60,000 total prize guarantee, made available to competitors through a number of special games. The promotion gets underway with Saturday, 2nd June’s £10,000 Super Bounty (with a £22 buy-in), an event that will begin at 8pm and be broadcast over SkyPoker TV as it plays out. On 3rd June, Sky’s series will continue with the £20,000 Jubilee Super Roller (with a £110 buy-in) and a Bounty Hunter tournament (with a £5,000 prize pool) before moving on to the 4th’s second Bounty Hunter event, this time with a £10,000 guaranteed prize pool. Tuesday, 5th June will finish out the celebrations with a £22 buy-in, £5,000 guaranteed open competition and a one hour, £4,000 timed tournament.

Sky Poker’s statement described the Diamond Jubilee tournament series as a great way to enjoy some spare time during “the extra days off work” that the Jubilee brings with it. Interested players will certainly have a lot of great poker to get into as the event kicks off on Saturday, 2nd June and runs through until the 5th.

Sky Poker Awards Every New Player with Free Token

Players looking for a reason to sign up for an account at Sky Poker have just been given some extra incentive with the launch of a new promotion. Now looks to be a great time to register at the site as Sky has decided to offer up a token to every one of its new members that can be exchanged for real tournament money.

The free “Tournament Token” up for grabs is worth £5 and can be redeemed by players who choose to enter into any of the site’s roster of Sit and Go tournaments. To claim it, new Sky Poker members only need to head over to their account page and find the offer through the “Promotions” section or enter a special promotional code (“Poker&rdquoWinking when signing up for their account. Sky has also extended the offer to current members, providing one Tournament Token for every 75 loyalty points players earn while competing at real money tables. While these Tokens can be “bought” for points multiple times, the free sign-up Token can only be redeemed once.

A statement from Sky Poker explained the site’s choice of offering the Tournament Token to new players, describing how the voucher provides “a great way of practicing your poker prowess” and “the chance to play a few duds or win big.” The Tournament Token promotion has already launched and is available to new and existing members now.

Sky Poker Sends Skilled Players to Las Vegas with New Promo

very poker player wants to try their luck in Las Vegas, one of the world’s most popular gambling destinations, and, now, Sky Poker is giving them a chance to do so. The Viva Las Vegas promotion just launched by Sky is set to reward skilled competitors with lavish prize packages that will send winners to Sin City itself for a holiday filled with high-stakes action.

Members of Sky Poker can begin registering in Viva Las Vegas events now as the promotional series gets ready to take place over the next two and a half months. Players can enter into the games through daily satellites (with buy-ins set at £2.50) and, if one of the top five best competitors, continue into the £11.50 buy-in “quarter satellites.” One of the five from this stage will be able to enter the £52.50 buy-in quarter finals and, if their luck holds out, compete in the £240 buy-in semi-finals for a chance to win their way into the “grand finals.” These grand finals will take place once a week until the end of May, ultimately awarding the winners with prize packages that provide all-inclusive Vegas holidays (including flights, ten days of hotel accommodations and more) valued at some £10,000.

Sky Poker’s press release described the Viva Las Vegas prize as a “once-in-a-lifetime package” and, considering how far an initial £2.50 buy-in can take a skilled player, it certainly seems to be so. Players can register for Viva Las Vegas and compete in events from now until the end of May.

Sky Poker Announces New Play Style with Timed Tournaments

Sky Poker has just given its fans another great reason to log onto their site of choice by premiering a brand new style of play. The online poker giant is hoping to attract fresh attention on the strength of its interesting variation on traditional tournaments with the recently added Timed Tournaments option.

Timed Tournaments is part of Sky Poker’s continuing fifth anniversary celebrations and brings a fantastic alternative to site members who want to try a twist on traditional multi-table tournament competition. The new style of play forces players to make tougher decisions as they leverage regular tournament play against a timed countdown. Competitors will receive their prize money based on the chip count in their possession at the end of the time limit chosen for the tournament. The payout is determined based on the percentage of chips on the table a finishing player holds when the either 15, 30 or 60 minute game comes to an end. Time Tournaments are available through Sky Poker’s tournament lobby and should be bustling around the time of their introduction.

Players who are interested in signing up for a Sky Poker account to take advantage of the new tournament style should also be sure to check into the host of other exciting promotions occurring now in celebration of the company’s fifth anniversary.

Sky Poker and Sky Bingo Announce Fifth Anniversary Promotions

Members of Sky Poker are being rewarded for their patronage as the popular online poker network celebrates its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone in Sky’s business the website is offering up a number of fantastic events, complete with lavish prizes, for players to vie for over the coming weeks.

Sky Poker’s fifth birthday celebration is bulking up the rewards available from its regular games as well as providing a few new events alongside these. Probably the most exciting aspect of the promotion is the extra £5,000 being added to Sky’s daily main event and miniature main event jackpots. Each week that passes without the jackpot being won will also see an additional £100 thrown into the prize pool, giving players further incentive for competing. Sky Poker will also be giving out iPads through a draw (open to players who have earned a minimum of 55 loyalty points during the day), hosting £1,000 freerolls twice daily from Mondays to Saturdays, handing out Tour seats on the company’s TV channel and running frequent Happy Hour Points Boost events.

Alongside the festivities going on at Sky’s poker platform, the bingo section of its network is also giving back by donating up to £500 to the World Wildlife Fund UK and Sky Rainforest Rescue during the month of February. Those interested in helping simply need to “Like” Sky Bingo on Facebook. Each click will see Sky pledging 25p toward halting deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, giving players interested in great online bingo an extremely worthy reason to check out the site this month.

Sky Poker Launches Promotional Freeroll Competitions

Sky Poker has recently revealed a number of exciting freeroll competitions as part of an upcoming promotional series meant to entice new poker players to the service. The site’s New Player Freeroll gives the site’s latest members the chance to start off their online poker career with great cash prizes.

New Player Freerolls are set to take place every Tuesday night and each competition will come with a fantastic £1,000 guaranteed prize pool. While the Freeroll events host the same features and cash rewards as traditional competitions, Sky Poker has tailored the promo to appeal to the newest members of its online poker network. Entry to New Player Freeroll is as simple as signing up for an account and competing in any real money competition during the week before the Freeroll is held. Eligible competitors are able to sit in on up to two freerolls each week, duking it out for a portion of the £2,000 of total weekly prize money. Sky handles entry to these events automatically — any newly registered member is allowed to compete if they have taken advantage of their welcome bonus or played staked poker during the appropriate timeframe.

Sky’s Dave Bland explained that the New Player Freeroll exists as a way to “[reflect] gratitude to all our new account holders” and that the site “[values] every new player who joins the family.” Sky Poker’s New Player Freeroll is available now for all new members.

Sky Poker Announce the Return of the Sky Premiership Tournament

Sky Poker enjoyed a great reception with its past Sky Premiership tournaments and now, looking to garner some more goodwill from its fans, it’s bringing the soccer-themed series back for another round. The Sky Premiership tournaments spans every Sky site and givse all members of the gaming network a chance to try their poker skills against others for a shot at taking home cash rewards.
The 2011 Sky Premiership series is set to begin in mid-August and, throughout its stay at Sky Poker, will give fans a number of great chances to win fantastic prizes. Current members of Sky Poker can get into the Premiership tournaments through the special, promotional section of the main site. Once entered they will be assigned to a colour-coded team (The Reds, Blues, Yellows, Purples, Greens, Oranges and Whites) or Team Sky. After being affiliated with a team, players are then eligible for playing poker games (three per week) against other groups of competitors. The football twist sees Sky dubbing each tournament a “match”, pitting one “squad” against another for a chance to win Premiership points. The top players and teams will receive various cash prizes and entry to great, upcoming freerolls.
The return of the Sky Premiership is a smart idea that should help to drum up some extra attention for Sky Poker in the coming months. The series will also garner interest from the rest of the Sky network too as registered players at Sky Bingo, Sky Vegas and Sky Bet are all eligible for entry into the 2011 Sky Premiership.

Sky Poker Hosts Online Auction for Charity

The well known online gaming site, Sky Poker, has just launched a charity auction through their webpage in an effort to raise funds for the St. Michael’s Hospice. Sky users will have the chance to bid against one another in competition for any of the great rewards available through the event.

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Sky Poker has been supplied with a set of fantastic prizes through various sponsors as part of an effort to raise money for the Harrogate located hospice. Some of the items up for bid include tickets for participation in the Soccer AM studio audience, England football shirts, Sky Poker tables and poker chip sets. Some of the more lavish prizes include a pair of premium tickets to the Nottingham Race Course and a Nine Course golf experience package. Any funds raised from the winning bids will go toward the UK hospice’s operation as part of the special event’s charitable focus.

The St. Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate can greatly benefit from the proceeds raised from the event, making it an ideal cause for Sky Poker to host and promote. Bidding has already started at Sky Poker so interested parties should log on today to see if the prize they’re after is still up for grabs.

Sky Poker Announce the Launch of Live Poker Tour

Sky, one of the best known online gambling vendors has recently announced their plans to branch out into real-world ventures through their Live Poker Tour. The company is set to offer a competitive venue for devotees of their site while formally entering into the company of online poker rooms with physical tours.

Sky’s Live Poker Tour will take place over six legs across the UK with the first and final events taking place at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn. It all kicks off on September 13th when players will vie for a chance to make their mark at the tables before the final proceedings return to the same city for a televised final event in next June, 2009. Entry will be determined through internet play at Sky Poker with satellite tournaments already underway. Hopefuls can get into games for as little as £2.65 and work their way up through the ranks to try for a shot at the physical games. Sky has revealed a £25, 000 guaranteed prize pool for the tour and this should combine nicely with television coverage in order to get a lot of quality poker players interested in the events.

Emma Crowe, Sky’s Head of Marketing stated that the company has been planning this type of tournament for some time after testing the waters with the last year’s few one off, live games. Those interested in competing at the Sky Live Poker Tour should head online and jump into some of the satellite games already starting up.