Satellites Now Open for Ladbrokes €400,000 Poker Festival

Posted on by Roy Smith

Ladbrokes €400,000 Poker FestivalSatellites for the Ladbrokes Poker Festival have just opened – giving players the opportunity to qualify for the feature events at a fraction of the buy-in.

The Ladbrokes Poker Festival promises to offer ten days of exceptional value. Starting next Friday (April 28th) and running through to Sunday May 7th, Ladbrokes has taken forty of its regular tournaments and bumped up their guarantees to create a series that merits serious consideration.

The series consists of a good range of Texas Hold´em Poker tournaments with buy-ins ranging from €10.00 to €200.00 and, despite the popularity of the site, several events in the Ladbrokes Poker Festival will likely overlay – especially the early evening midweek events.

Players looking to maximise the value from the series should watch out for special Festival satellites. These take place throughout the day at Ladbrokes Poker and offer guaranteed seats into Festival events. While the start of the Festival is still a week away, these satellites are sometimes also undersubscribed.

Ladbrokes Poker Festival – The Best Bits

There are a handful of stand-out events in the Ladbrokes Poker Festival – not least the kick-off event at 6:30pm (all times GMT) next Friday. This is an 8-Max NL Hold´em tournament with a €10.00 buy-in and a €10,000 guarantee which will require 1,000 entries to meet the guarantee (Hmmm?).

There is also an appealing €50,000 guaranteed 8-Max tournament on Sunday evening at 6:00pm (buy-in €50.00), and a €100.00 buy-in 6-Max tournament on Tuesday May 2nd (at 7:30pm) with a guaranteed prize pool of €7,500. All of these tournaments are played with a regular blind structure.

The highlight of the Ladbrokes Poker Festival is the Main Event on Sunday May 7th at 6:00pm. This a full ring tournament with a buy-in of €100.00 and a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000. Any player who cashes in this event after qualifying via a Festival satellite is going to be pretty happy with their ROI.

Qualify Early via the Festival Satellites

Ladbrokes has a number of promotions running at present, and it is important that you choose which satellites you enter with care, as seats won in (for example) Viva Las Vegas satellites cannot be exchanged for seats in Festival events. At present, Ladbrokes is hosting three satellites daily:

  • A €1.00 buy-in satellite guaranteeing three €10.00 Festival tournament tickets.
  • A €10.00 buy-in satellite guaranteeing two €50.00 Festival tournament tickets.
  • A €10.00 buy-in satellite guaranteeing one €100.00 Festival tournament ticket.

It is highly likely that Ladbrokes will add more satellites as the Festival approaches, but while the opening event is over a week away, this could be a good time to take advantage of small fields competing for the guaranteed tournament tickets.

What Else is Happening at Ladbrokes Poker?

Plenty. It has already been mentioned above that Ladbrokes is hosting a Viva Las Vegas promotion (giving away more than twenty packages to the WSOP this summer), and there are plenty of opportunities for players to qualify for the site´s daily Champion tournaments and Sunday Majors.

Throughout April, Ladbrokes Poker is running a mission-based Texas Showdown promotion, and players can also benefit from weekly Twister races, cashback “Boosters”, MTT missions, free bet freerolls and freeroll tournaments for new depositors, reload depositors and mobile players.