Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stavros Iaonnou Starts Badbeat.com Sponsorship with Winning Streak

Sponsored poker player Stavros Ioannou Starts Badbeat sponsorship with winning streakNow bankrolled and tutored by Badbeat.com, prospects look good for one young UK poker player. Stavros "LOTSandLOTS" Ioannou, one of the latest up and coming poker players to be sponsored and mentored by Badbeat.com, has begun the sponsorship with a winning streak that started with two MTTs then, the following week, 2nd in the €5k guaranteed €50 Turbo on Poker Time and 3rd in the $10k Guaranteed $5 Rebuy on Poker Encore for $2.1k.

“My first day with Badbeat.com was a good one -- I played 6 MTTs in total and final tabled 3/6 winning two of them,” said Ioannou. “My personal goal for this year is to win $100k for my stake. And hopefully go to Vegas and do well in some bracelets events. Badbeat.com has given me a stable stake (home) for me to play stress free of results. Any profit I make can go to pay for things in life and I still have my bankroll via Badbeat every day.”

Ioannou, proud father of a seven year old son, has only just begun to feel the benefits of Badbeat.com sponsorship and mentoring.

“We see a lot of potential in Stav,” said Badbeat.com founder John Conroy. “We think he’s really going to benefit from the kind of mentorship and training we can give him.”

“Badbeat.com is providing me a steady bankroll and monitoring my progress and helping me move forward/up in stakes,” said Ioannou when asked how his Badbeat.com sponsorship is improving his prospects. “I’m building a good relationship with my mentor and having that support from him is a massive comfort for me.”

Badbeat.com, the original and leading poker staking and poker training site, has been sponsoring and mentoring promising players like Ioannou since 2005. This summer it made its revolutionary new MyGame poker training system, modeled on that experience, available free to anyone that wants to learn, win and transform the way they play. It builds players’ poker skills from the ground up by analysing actual play. Access to tutorials, the unique hands analysis tool, Report Cards, and Social gaming features are all free after registering a new account with any of Badbeat’s partner poker sites. A new iPhone app now enables MyGame poker trainees to compare Report Cards with others enrolled in the program and even get advice and access training videos from their phone.

Academy Awards Bonuses and Facebook Contest Add to Oscars Excitement at Grande Vegas Casino

Grande Vegas Casino Oscars casino contest bonuses and cash backThe 84th Academy Awards will be presented in Hollywood this weekend and there will be special bonuses and chances to win all week Grande Vegas Casino. There’ll be nine Oscar-themed online casino bonuses totaling $900 and the chance to get a 50% cash back bonus on Monday by using the correct bonus code, corresponding to the winning film in the category Best Picture. In the casino’s Facebook contest, players can win even more bonuses by guessing who’ll take home Oscars in any other category this Sunday.

“We can only guess which Hollywood stars will be winners, but we know we’ll have lots of Oscar winners right here at Grande Vegas,” said Casino Manager Oliver Smith. “And I know they’re going to love all the exciting bonuses we’ve got this weekend!”

From Friday 24th until Sunday 26th Grande Vegas is offering not one, not two, but 9 Oscar-themed bonuses totaling $900. Players have been advised to check their emails or the website on Friday 24th for all the bonus codes -- all named after movies nominated for Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, or War Horse.

On Monday, all players who redeemed and played the bonus code named after the winning film in the Best Picture category will receive a 50% cash back bonus of their deposit made with this bonus. For example, if the Oscar winner in the category Best Picture should be the film The Artist, all players who used the bonus code THEARTIST will receive their 50% cash back of the deposit made with this bonus.

“We had a lot of fun and positive feedback with our Valentine’s contest on Facebook and I think our players are going to enjoy this one even more!” said Smith.

Players who Join the Facebook event "Oscars 2012 at Grande Vegas" and Comment on their personal picks for the Oscars can win bonuses up to $150.

Complete details of the Oscar celebrations at Grande Vegas Casino are at http://www.grandevegas.com/oscar2012.aspx. Online casino players are invited to join others who enjoy state-of-the-art casino games and generous casino bonuses on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grande-Vegas-Casino/153370074692076.