Last month, we reported the impending launch of a new US online poker site, Get Lucky Poker, by none other than 3x WSOP bracelet winner Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. Today, we’re happy to report multiple new developments in the progression of the Bitcoin poker site’s soft launch beta-testing phase.
Upon visiting the website, it clearly remains incomplete, but interested players can sign up an account, download the software and interact on the tables to get a feel for the online poker room. The information available promises a spread of tournaments that will include sit-n-go’s, guarantees, satellites and freerolls.
Thus far, freerolls have been the name of the game for testing Get Lucky Poker and generating interest from the US online poker community. Get Lucky Poker has hosted a throng of freerolls in the last month, and the frequency seems to grow with each passing week.
Some updates to the promotional calendar have revealed a few perks for players upon hard launch.
Get Lucky Poker Bad Beat Jackpot
A Bad Beat Jackpot has already been instated, with the prize pool being generated from 3% of all collected rake. Winning the bad beat jackpot means losing a huge hand, specifically a Full House of Aces over Kings, or anything better. Having such an impressive hand cracked will be worth 50% of the bad beat jackpot, while the hand’s winner gets 10%, and everyone else at the tale shares 5%. The remaining amount will cover reseeding of the jackpot (25%) and administrative fees (10%).
Get Lucky Poker VIP Program
A complete FPP Rewards system is detailed, but because the site uses Bitcoins instead of cash deposits, it varies from the traditional online poker points-based rewards programs. Players earn 1 FPP for every 1 chip contributed to rake, or 5.5 FPP for 1 chip paid in tournament fees. FPP can then be converted to 1 free chip for every 15 FPPs. Generating enough points each month (750-1,152,000+) determines a player’s VIP Star level, delivering anywhere from 2.5% to 25% rakeback.
Get Lucky Poker New Player Deposit Bonus
Again, due to Bitcoin usage, the actual welcome bonus at Get Lucky Poker can fluctuate with the value of Bitcoins. The online poker room displays a first-time deposit bonus worth “100% up to 1 BTC”. At the time of writing, 1 Bitcoin was worth $297.96 (up from $289.82 on Jan 7). Until the website goes live with ‘real Bitcoin’ play, further details and terms of the bonus are not yet available.
Get Lucky Poker Hard Launch Date
A specific date hasn’t been given for the hard launch of Get Lucky Poker, but a Tweet on the online poker site’s Twitter page a few days ago promised it will be “announced soon”. Yesterday, new posts publicized the addition of several new banners on the Bitcoin poker site, encouraging everyone to “get prepared for the official launch”. Furthermore, all of the bugs reported during beta testing are expecting to be worked out on or before January 19.
A mobile version of the online poker software is available on the Get Lucky Poker website, as well. Players are asked to click the ‘Get Seated Play Now’ button from their mobile device or tablet to acces the mobile poker client.