Poker Tournament with Shane Lynch

Shane has recently expressed an interest in learning to play poker so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get Shane on the tables and help mentor him through his first game.

On Wednesday, 27th January we have set up a game especially for Shane and for all other Ladbrokes players who want to take him on.

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Whoever knocks Shane out will receive a €100 bounty, now that’d make an interesting story down the pub..

Tournament Details below:

Tournament Name : Shane Lynch Bounty Tournament
Date and Time : Wednesday 27th January at 1900 GMT
Buy in and Rebuys : €5 buy in €2.50 rebuys in 1st hour plus €2.50 add on
Money Added : €900
Bounty on Shane’s head : €100

Celtic Poker Tour Final with €100,000 Guaranteed

Ladbrokes Poker is delighted to be staging satellites for the forthcoming €100,000 guaranteed Celtic Poker Tour Final at the Dolmen Hotel in Co. Carlow, Ireland, on April 22nd to 25th.

Now in its fourth year the Celtic Poker Tour final will once again offer a guaranteed €100,000 prize-pool. Last year Kieran Walsh landed the title and a €37,000 prize with the 2008 champion, Francis McCormack, finishing third. The inaugural winner was Mark Flannagan who took home a €40,000 prize.

Find out more details at Ladbrokes Poker

Shane Lynch joins Ladbrokes Poker

Many of you will know Shane from chart topping success and heart throb boy band Boyzone. More recently Shane has displayed a passion and skill on the race track showing off his Drifting expertise.

Ladbrokes Poker recently announced that they will be sponsoring Shane’s car and as Shane has recently expressed an interest in learning to play poker we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get Shane on the tables and help mentor him through his first game.

On Wednesday, 27th January we have set up a game especially for Shane and for all other Ladbrokes players who want to take him on. So all poker players, Drifting fans and Boyzone fans welcome.

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The Ladbrokes Poker Cruise is BACK! at World’s Largest Cruise Ship

And it is bigger and better than ever.

In January 2011, the fourth Ladbrokes Poker Cruise sets sail from Florida for an 8 day Caribbean Poker Cruise aboard the world’s largest deluxe cruise liner ‘Oasis of the Seas’.

Check here: How to Qualify for the Ladbrokes Poker Cruise ?

Oasis of the Seas – World’s Largest Cruise Ship

As always, there will be a Festival of Poker that includes a full tournament program, cash games and STT’s.

Qualification for the Ladbrokes Poker Cruise IV is available now, so do not miss out on being part of Europe’s biggest poker festival!

When and Where

Ladbrokes Poker Cruise IV will depart from Ft Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday 22 January 2011 and return on Saturday 29 January 2011 having visited three exotic destinations:

  • Labadee (exclusive beach & water sports paradise)
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Cozumel, Mexico

The Poker Cruise

The Ladbrokes Poker Cruise IV is worth £4,000 (available for as little as £4.40!), and includes:

  • An ocean view balcony cabin for qualifier and one guest
  • Travel allowance of £950
  • Poker Bankroll of £500
  • Eligibility to participate in the Festival of Poker
  • Ladbrokes Poker schedule of hospitality and entertainment over and above the standard programme offered on board
  • Meals on board the ship

Oasis of the Seas – World’s Largest Cruise Ship

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Let’s be fair! Changes to how Rake is allocated at Ladbrokes Poker.

Ladbrokes Poker is pleased to announce that as of Tuesday 5th January there is a change to the way in which ‘Rake’ is allocated to players. Rake is the fee taken by a poker operator in cash games, at the point of the winning of a pot. This means that contributions to the rake are determined in proportion to the amount individual players have added to the pot, rather than averaged.

Ladbrokes Poker believes this change (taking place across the whole Microgaming Poker Network) will be a fairer way to reward players and give credit to those who actually deserve it. For this reason, it also means that it is fairer to players who are learning the game and takes into account a player’s style of poker play.

Head of Ladbrokes Poker, Kate McLennan stated ” “Ladbrokes are on a mission to ‘bring poker to the people’, to simplify and make online poker more accessible, to make it easier to learn and to develop one’s skills and to make it fairer for players. Rake is something which is taken by all poker rooms, and here at Ladbrokes it’s important that we use the fairest method, to suit all levels and types of player. It’s also important to emphasise that this is a change to how rake is allocated, and that there will be no increase to the rake taken. This is a positive beginning to the New Year and I look forward to what will to be an exciting 2010 for Ladbrokes Poker and all our players”.

Andrew Clucas, Microgaming Poker Channel Lead commented: “Microgaming is pleased to announce the adoption of the Weighted Contribution method of rake calculation to the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) which will change the way in which rake is allocated. We believe that this will result in a fairer method of rake distribution and improve the game experience overall for the greater majority of poker players.”

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Poker Mystery Bounty Tourney at LadbrokesPoker

A Big congratulations go to Leon Chutooree who has named Friday’s Mystery Bounty Tournament with €2,000 added and won a free entry in to the event.

Leon came up with ‘Santa’s Helpers Mystery Bounty Stocking Filler’ and has named the bounties as follows:

  • Bad_beat_Elf – starring Estelle from the VIP Team
  • Set_O_Claus – starring Susanna from the Nordic Team
  • XmasFlush – starring Juha from the Finnish Team
  • Noel_2_pair – starring Naomi from CRM Team
  • RoyalRudolph – starring Per from the Norwegian Team
  • NordPolPeter – starring Ole from Gibraltar
  • Yule_lose – starring Adam from VIP Team
  • Quad_Present – starring Richard from the Customer Services Team
  • MistletoTony – starring Jamie from VIP Customer Services Team
  • stackblitzen – starring Mike from the Danish Team

All bounties will have €50 on their heads.

Tournament Details are as follows :

Name: Mystery Bounty- Santas Helper Stocking Filler
Where: In the tournament lobby under Specials
Date : Friday 18th December
Time : 1900 GMT
Buy in : €20 + €2
Money Added : €2000 ADDED with 10 bounties (Ladbrokes staff)
Starting Chips : 2500
Blinds : 15 minute Blinds, 120 Second Time bank

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Ladbrokes Poker First 100 Series Event Exceeds Expectations

The first ladbrokes poker 100 series kicked off in style on Monday night. The unique 100 series allows a maximum of 100 entrants per tournament and offers a guaranteed prize pool not to be sniffed at. The first event was always anticipated to be a sell out event and several players found themselves on the reserve list in the unlikely case any one pulled out.

The total prize pool for the €300 buy in event hit its €30,000 GTD with a tasty €10,000 set aside for the winner. The Ladbrokes poker pros, ‘skalie’ and ‘nebuchad’, played in this event with the English man coming out slightly on top of his Swedish rival in 30th and Nebauchad catching 35th place.

Top Ten finishers below :

Poker Alias    Position    Prize Amount
pepsimc76    1    €10,000
Jesusisback    2    €6,000
-Jumatik-    3    €4,000
Razork8    4    €2,500
Atyeo    5    €2,000
alidahammer    6    €1,600
ROCKNOBSTER    7    €1,350
CRIPPIN    8    €1,100
-JESUS-    9    €800
cooldude3    10    €650

Soon after the event we caught up with ‘Jesusisback’ who qualified for the event.  ‘Jesusisback’ went on to admit he got lucky when his pocket Queens cracked Aces but went on to praise the great structure and is already trying to qualify for next month’s event.

January sees the launch of another event in the 100 series which is a €10,000 GTD on the 4th January and the €30,000 GTD being played on the 11th January.

For more information on the 100 Series visit: Ladbrokes Poker

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