Archive for June, 2008

PaddyPower Poker FreeRolls and Money Added Tournaments

Over $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in’s Whalewatch freeroll
7 days of money-added tournaments followed by a Grand Final Freeroll today announces the Whalewatch promotion, which delivers a full week of money-added tournaments and culminates with the Whalewatch Grand Final Freeroll, with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

The Sunburn Special and Bouncing Bikinis money-added tournaments are scheduled daily at 7pm and 9pm from June 18th to June 24th, and players who enter at least 2 of these tournaments are eligible to play in the Whalewatch Grand Final Freeroll on June 25th. The top 50% of the field in the freeroll will share a $2,000 cash prizepool, while the top 25 finishers will also win electronic prizes or travel vouchers, with an Irish Winter Festival package (worth $3,500) going to the outright winner.

“You never can be sure of what you’ll see down at the beach these days; some people better look better covered up!” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for “Even if you prefer spending your summer days ‘whale watching’ down by the seashore with a pair of binoculars, you’ll love our version of Whalewatch – nothing can beat so much free cash and so many cool prizes!”

All tournaments can be accessed via the poker software lobby; select ‘Scheduled Tournaments’ and either ‘All Scheduled’, ‘Satellites’, ‘Freerolls’ or ‘Beginners’ as required.

VIP players to get Irish Winter Festival executive packages for free! today announced details of its VIP Go Free promotion, which awards Executive Packages to the Irish Winter Festival to players earning at least 500,000 Paddy Points between June 15th and October 15th 2008.

The Irish Winter Festival Executive Package is made up of a €1,500 + €150 ticket to the Irish Masters main event, three nights in a suite at Citywest Hotel, dinner with pro Ciaran ‘Big C’ O’Leary and a round of golf on Citywest’s championship course.

“It is very important for us to recognise the loyalty of our top players”, said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for “Through the C*A*S*H programme and promotions like VIP Go Free, we reward players for their loyalty and treat them like the high rollers they are. If one of them can take down the Irish Masters on Paddy Power Poker’s dime, all the better!”

Players can also win entry to the Irish Winter Festival via satellite tournaments on

Euro 2008 Poker Paddy Power Poker Promotion

Special Euro 2008 first deposit bonus for all new players is running a What A Load Of Balls promotion , in which new players can score a special 100% match bonus on their first deposit if the team they select to win the Euro 2008 football championship is crowned best in Europe this summer.

After opening a new account, players are asked to fill in their new details and choice of Euro 2008 team into a contact form on the promotional webpage and once the player has generated 300 Paddy Points, the bonus of up to $100 will be added to their account. Participating players can also avail of the poker room’s standard first deposit bonus of up to $600, making the What A Load Of Balls bonus especially attractive to new players.

“Even though Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have all failed to qualify, it goes without saying that we’ll be glued to the TV following the action”, said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for . “In order to add a bit of spice to Euro 2008, we’re offering new players the chance to snag an extra $100 by picking the team who goes on and wins it. Since the Irish are out of the running, here’s to the Greeks to do the repeat!”

Pity they couldn’t extend this to existing players. bonus Summer Slamdown Hands Race promotion

Over $35,000 in cash and prizes to be won over June and July. Great for beginner’s and pro’s. has announced the Summer Slamdown Hands Race promotion, which will run over the months of June and July. Over $35,000 is up for grabs, with greater than $34,000 in cash and the remainder in Irish Winter Festival satellite tickets.

More than 200 poker players will win prizes each month and have the opportunity to win in two different ways; at the end of either month in the main leader boards or at the end of each week in the 8 weekly leader boards.

“Summer Slamdown is all about getting the upper-hand on your poker opponents and claiming a bigger share of our free cash”, said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for . “We’ve issued a challenge to our players this summer; step into the ring and show us what you’re made of. The more hands of poker you play, the greater the reward – the highest flying grapplers will scoop the most loot!”

Please note that does not accept US-resident players.