So you want to get sponsored for playing Poker?

Poker Sponsorship is a great way to get free entry into both minor and major poker tournaments, such as the WSOP, WSOPE or any poker tournament. Online poker rooms will sponsor some players and pay the entrance fee for the best player. They will not just sponsor anyone. You need to be exceptional.

You need to be able to answer yes to most if not all these questions.

  • Are you a consistent winner at hold em poker?
  • Have you withdrawn more than you have deposited at your poker room?
  • Do you generate lots of rake or poker points?

If so read on.

Get Cashback at Virgin Poker

This is not sponsorship but it pays to play poker at Virgin Poker.

Virgin Poker are offering players that sign up through the links on this site an exclusive 30% cash back (also known as rakeback).

Poker rooms make money by taking a percentage of the money in the pot. For example, if the end pot, is £10, the poker room may take 50p out of the pot and only pay the player £9.50. The 50p is known as the rake. This is more transparent in the tournaments. A tournament may cost $10 plus $1 entry fee. Virgin Poker will give you 30% of the tournament fees and rakeback.

If you are regular player, this rakeback can add up to hundreds of pounds. If you are an occasional player though, its probably not worth it. You need to generate €100 in rake a month to qualify. For that, you will get €30. Not bad for playing a game that you were going to do anyway. Some players, break even on the tables but then make money just on the rakeback.

Many poker rooms do not offer rakeback. There is a big debate in the poker provider industry whether rakeback is good or bad. If a poker room is offering rakeback, that leaves less money on the table for promotions and customer care. It also has the potential to start an arms race, where different rooms offer higher and higher rakeback amounts until its not profitable to run an only poker site. Some poker rooms have gone bankrupt by offering too much rakeback.

Virgin Poker is arguable one of the most trusted brands in the world, in and outside of igaming. You can be sure that your rakeback will continue to be paid and Virgin poker will still be there tomorrow.

Sign up here for your 30% Rakeback.



Buy in to WSOP 2010 direct with William Hill

Do you have a spare few thousand pounds? Can you afford a ticket straight in to the WSOP? If you can, the William Hill could be the place to play poker. They are currently offering players an opportunity of a lifetime.
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PaddyPower Offers Poker Sponsorship

This summer PaddyPowerPoker have a Poker Pro promotion. This gives one skilful and lucky person the chance to live the life of a poker pro for a year. You will get entry in to the following tournaments courtesy of Paddypower

  • Irish Open 2010,
  • Irish Winter Festival 2010,
  • EPT London,
  • GUKPT London,
  • EPT San Remo

How to get Sponsored.

  1. To take part, you need to be a Paddy Power Poker player so if you’re not a registered player please register now
  2. Move up the ranks to reach General VIP Level as of 1st October 2009 by averaging 60,000 points per month
  3. You’ll be automatically entered into an online final to qualify for the Live Poker Pro Grand Final

Asian Poker Tour Sponsorship.

The Asian Poker Tour, operated by AsianLogic, has announced the signing of three well-known poker pros to sponsorship deals. JC Tran, Quinn Do, and Nam Le will now represent the APT in tournaments around the world, including but not limited to the APT series, and make appearances on behalf of the poker tour.

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