VANCOUVER, Canada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Canadian Affiliate Management Company - CanAffco.com - and online poker site ReeferPoker.com announced today that the U.S. player-friendly poker site will host one of the largest forum Challenge events in recent history, the Online Forum Challenge's "Really Really Big $5,000 Freeroll."
The tournament is free for all players and forums alike. Online poker players will compete for thousands of dollars - and bragging rights for their favorite forums - at the next Online Forum Challenge on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Sponsored by Reefer Poker, players will win their share of $5,000 in cash and prizes for themselves and their favorite online poker forum in a huge inter-forum challenge tournament. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to the forums with the best performing players.
"Some of the very best online poker players use poker forums to improve their game," said Jim "KrazyKanuck" Worth of Reefer Poker. "I am very excited to play in this tournament and see who the best player from the best forum is."
"To be eligible for these events players must first be registered at Reefer Poker. Players must then pre-register at www.OnlineForumChallenge.com by 3:00pm EST on Thursday January 8th. Complete tournament details, including prizes and registration, are available at www.OnlineForumChallenge.com.
Online Forum Challenge owner, Jason "Wolf" Rosenberg said, "As the premier facilitator of multi-forum events, we are very happy to be working with Reefer Poker and CanAffco again. We are excited to see which players and forums will win their share of $7,000 in cash and prizes.
In related news, the Bad Beat Jackpot on Reefer Poker is continues to reach new highs, with the jackpot now surpassing $860,000. In an industry first, Reefer Poker affiliates are set to earn a piece of this huge Bad Beat Jackpot!
"The Bad Beat Jackpot is smoking hot", exclaimed Reefer Pokers' Poker Room Manager Dave Ishere. "At Reefer Poker we want to award the affiliate(s) that send the jackpot winners to us with a slice of this action!"
It's simple! If a Reefer Poker player is tagged to an affiliate account and wins a portion of the Bad Beat Jackpot, then that affiliate will earn a percentage of that amount! With the "loser" of the hand set to earn over $300,000, this would mean a one percent, $3,000 bonus to them direct from Reefer Poker. This does not come out of the player's winnings.
With an average of 8 players on their Bad Beat tables, there are 8 chances for an affiliate to have one of their players win a portion of this jackpot, and that means 8 chances for them to win as well.
"This is a great tool to help affiliates promote and convert their members," said Gian Perroni, President of CanAffco. "It's a novel promotion, and one that is long overdue. It makes sense to me to ensure that affiliates can be recognized for their contribution in this way."