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Christmas Poker Promos Roundup 2018

Let me start by saying that I’m not a fan of Christmas… not exactly in the ‘bah humbug’ camp either. Horrible music, commercialisation growing every year, forced party attendance… nope, not for me!

Now the good news. Christmas online poker promos are often a great way to top up your bankroll with some freebies and soft tournament action.

This post is a quick-fire summary of the best Christmas themed poker promotions. Not every site is ‘entering into the spirit’ just yet. I’ll edit this page to add anything new that pops up. Both the US sites and international brands are covered.

Christmas Poker Promo #1: Advent Calendar from partypoker

This is the simplest promo. You log-in once a day, opt-in, and open your advent calendar. Each day will see you get cashback points, MTT entry tokens or sports betting bonuses.

Don’t expect riches here – though this is a freebie!

This promo runs from Dec 1st to 25th. If you don’t have an account yet, then there are $22 in tournament tokens waiting for you. Use bonus code SNGPLANET at

Christmas Poker Promos partypoker

Christmas Poker Promo #2: Another Advent Style Promo at BetOnline

This one is open to both US and international readers. There are daily missions (simple things) which get you access to freerolls. Finish in the top 25 of any freeroll, and you get entry into a $10,000 guaranteed event on Xmas day.

There is a total of $25,000 up for grabs in this promo.

I’m fairly sure that a lot of people who win entry to the Xmas day event won’t be able to play it. Guessing half of the field will be sitting out (I won’t be logging on to find out myself!). This could mean easy access to the top prizes.

Check out the offer for yourself over at

Christmas Poker Promo #3: Unibet Online Poker Series

This is the first event of its kind at Unibet. Good news, as this sports-heavy brand have been growing this year. The event runs through to the 19th of December. It features 3 tiers (nano, low, high) and a lot of guarantees.

As an extra incentive, leader board winners will get entry to a ‘Battle of Champions’ event, which promises big money.

I’ll add more details to my Online Poker Events page. You can check it out for yourself over at

Christmas Promo #2: Ignition Poker Festival of the Felt (US)

There are 3 parts to the Christmas poker celebrations at Ignition, which is on the PaiWangLuo Network (with Bovada / Bodog).

First, 12 days of Turbos is already running. This is a mini-tournament event, which ends in a $150k guaranteed game on Sunday the 9th.

After that you’ll find a ‘Wild Wednesday’ on the 26th. This has 17 events of its own, with $250,000 guaranteed between them. Qualifiers start on the 14th for as little as $1.

Finally there is a New Year mini-series. This runs from Jan 1st to 6th – and features $500,000 in guarantees across 30 events.

This is a great chance to check out the anonymous games and best US fast-fold poker game (Zone).

Find out more over at

PaiWangLuo Ignition - Festival of the Felt

That’s it so far – I’m keeping an eye on all the sites, and if some more Christmas goodies come along, I’ll add them here.

GL at the Tables, Mark

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