Monday, June 09, 2014

World Cup Leaderboard Tournament Winners to Play in $10K GTD Tournament at Intertops Poker

Intertops Poker Players Win  GTD Tournament Tickets during World Cup Leaderboard ContestFootball fever is spreading all over the world this week. Intertops Poker has caught the bug and is hosting a month-long World Cup Leaderboard tournament series. Special poker tournaments beginning 90 minutes before each World Cup group game will award tickets to a $10,000 GTD at the end of the festivities in Brazil.

Each World Cup Leaderboard tournament will reference the name of the World Cup group that is being played. There will be six tournaments per group and each group will have six different tournament types: NLHE Freezeout, NLHE R&A, NLHE Wild West, NLHE Deepstack Freezeout, PLO Freezeout, PLO8 R&A.

The Top 10 on each Leaderboard will receive tickets for the knockout phase. The winner will win a seat at a $10,000 GTD tournament to be held July 12th (buy-in $55). Second to fifth place players will each receive a Semi Final Step ticket and sixth to tenth place players in each tournament will receive a Quarter Final Step ticket.

On the days in which World Cup knockout games are played, Intertops will run a special series of scheduled step tournaments that lead into the $10,000 Guaranteed event taking place on the Saturday before the World Cup Final. Players can step the whole way from the last 16 to the Final, getting a ticket for potentially one tenth of the final buy-in. It will also be possible to buy in directly at any step level.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves -- Intertops’ World Cup celebrations begin with a $1000 Freeroll tomorrow, June 10 at 20:00 GMT (3:00 pm Eastern).

Germany Free Bet Tournament June 14, 20:00 GMT (3:00 pm Eastern)
Top 5 finishers will receive $15 free bet on Germany vs. Portugal game June 16th. 

Full contest details are available under the Promotions tab on the Intertops Poker website.

Larry Colcy
The Gamblogger

Brazil Likely to Win World Cup Opener, but Can They Go All the Way?

Intertops Sportsbook Expects World Cup Opening Win for Brazil but Wonders if Home Team can Handle the PressureWorld Cup expectations of the Brazilian team are very high. They'll most likely win their opening match against Croatia but you have to wonder if they can handle the pressure and go all the way to winning the Cup.

Brazil has won five World Cup titles -- more than any other country.  They'll also have home-advantage this time around so it could happen!

Right now, Intertops Sportsbook bookmakers strongly favor the home team (-303) to beat Croatia (+900) in the World Cup opening match on Thursday, but they aren’t entirely convinced the Selecao can live up to the enormous pressure to win the title.

“Brazil does, of course, have a good chance of going all the way,” observed an Intertops bookmaker, “But their South American rivals, Argentina, will also be a big threat, especially if superstar Lionel Messi can find his top form again after his rather disappointing end to the season. Who knows – but I somehow doubt the Cup will be coming back to Europe this year!”

I do too!  After all, no European team has ever won the title in South America.  Plus, European teams have suffered some serious injuries lately, including reigning World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Spain’s prolific goalscorer Diego Costa. Another title hopeful France has already lost the services of Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery with a back injury.

Intertops Sportsbook will take bets on every World Cup match in Brazil. In addition to outright winner, it has posted dozens of bets on every game including Half Time Results, Correct Final Score and Time of First Goal. Intertops offers a huge range of live betting options on every game and also has a special in-play offer for customers: Risk-Free Live Bets during five World Cup games. If the first live bet placed on these games isn’t a winner, it will be refunded (up to $100). The opening match will be the first to feature Risk-Free Live Bets.

World Cup Deposit Bonus 20% up to $100 Available June 2nd – 12th

World Cup $200 Free Bet Customers placing at least $2000 on World Cup bets will receive a $200 Free Bet in time for the final on July 13th.

Daily Cash Prizes Everyone wagering on the World Cup tournament will be eligible to win a no-strings-attached $500 prize on every matchday.

You can enter the $100,000 World Cup Bracket Contest until the start of the first match on Thursday. If you can predict all 64 winners you'll win $100,000!

Larry Colcy
The Gamblogger