Prepaid Card Online Poker Rooms

Prepaid Card PokerPrepaid card poker rooms are getting more and more popular these days, since more and more players are choosing this as their payment method. There are many advantages that players will get for using prepaid cards when making deposits at online poker rooms, one of them is the fact that they are simple and safe to use.

The moment you opt for a prepaid card for making a deposit at your favorite online poker room you will be making a clean transaction without the hassle that comes along when depositing with credit cards and other online payment methods.

Online poker rooms which accept prepaid cards payments enlarge their customers base quite a lot, because almost everyone and anyone can make use this specific payment method.

If you are going to use a prepaid card in order to make a deposit at a online poker room, you are going to remove the tension which is usually created the moment you are sending personal -, credit card -, or banking information over the Internet.

The different prepaid cards currently available on the market are accepted by most of current online poker rooms, so we suggest you to do a little, but proper research before selecting the prepaid card you are going to use.

In case you are wondering where you can find prepaid cards, well… the answer is very simple. You can buy prepaid cards almost everywhere; gas stations, grocery stores, or even at Walmarts across the United States. Prepaid cards are a great alternative and they allow you to avoid making a deposit at using your credit card. (And so your husband/wife won’t find out about it either.)

The following is a list with the most commonly accepted prepaid cards at online poker rooms:

  • Ukash
  • Paysafecard
  • UseMyBank
  • Prima Pin
  • VirtualPin

Just like any online payment method, however, prepaid cards do have some disadvantages to them. One of them is the fact that you can only use a prepaid card for funding your online poker account, and so you won’t be able to use for cashing out any money that you win with playing online poker. In case you are planning to make withdrawals you will have to use an additional online payment method, or perhaps request a check over mail, next to using a prepaid card.

Ali Tekintamgac Wins WPT Main Event at Barcelona

Ali Tekintamgac
Ali Tekintamgac

Ali Tekintamgac, an entrepreneur aged 41 from Germany, has won the World Poker Tour Spanish Championship Main Event, held at Barcelona and sponsored by Party Poker. Ali won a fabulous prize of €315,000, the WPT title, an entry to the WPT World Championship 2011 worth $25,500, and a Tiffany bracelet. The Main Event, which had a buy-in of €3,200 plus €300 witnessed 326 talented poker players fighting for the title as well as a share of €1,043,200 for the top 36 players.

Tekintamgac, a father of one who hails from Augsburg in Germany, is an amateur poker player. WPT Barcelona is his second significant tournament. His first major poker tournament was the EPT Grand Final held in Monte Carlo, in which he finished 125th and won €15,000. Ali’s name now features in the record books of WPT along with names of previous winners such as the Austrian Markus Lehmann, Danish Casper Hansen, and American Mark Randal Flowers.

When Ali reached the final tables, he had a considerable stack of chips, a situation that he used very well. He said that he started playing poker 20 years ago, but decided to participate in major tournaments recently. He said that the second day held the turning point for him owing to the presence of a large pot and the fact that he had an A2.

Spectators were also quite impressed by the performance of Manuel Blaschke of Vienna, aged 18, who finished fourth. The tournament runner-up was Roberto Santiago, the 40-year-old film director from Madrid, who had arrived for the Party Poker Celebrity Invitational Event, organized to aid Fundacion Pare Manel. Currently engaged in a poker screenplay project, he spoke about what a fantastic experience the WPT tournament was for him and labeled it as a “brilliant tournament.” Roberto plans to use his prize money to finance his poker film project.

Roberto became very popular in Spain for his football film of 2005 titled, “The Longest Penalty in the World.” He says that movies on poker can greatly enhance the popularity of poker, which has already captured the attention of the people of Spain.

Enjoy a Whole Rake Free Week at Bet365

Bet365 has seen great success with their Rake Free Fridays so to keep the excitement going the online poker room is offering the same Rake Free days for players in April but this time it will take place for an entire week!

On April 8th, players will receive a bonus that is equal to all the rake and tournament fees the player played between the 1st and the 7th of April, up to $100. Players then have the rest of the month to release the bonus which gives players a lot of time to clear the bonus.

This is a great way for players to get rewards while playing their favorite games at Bet365 Poker. The Rake Free Week is just one of many promotions that Bet365 keeps updated on a regular basis. All promotions run alongside the online poker rooms VIP Scheme so players have even more opportunities to earn extra cash or tournament entries.

Bet365 has all the opportunities needed for an enjoyable online poker experience. The site has a large online poker network so players can always find a game with the thousands that sign in on a regular basis. Cash games and tournaments are available in all types of poker variants including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Stud and Razz. So visit Bet365 today to begin getting ready for the Rake Free Week beginning April 1st!