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Jun 30, 2012

BlackChip Poker Rakeback and $30k Punta Cana Giveaway

By RTR Dennis

Punta Cana

The 2012 Punta Cana Main Event is set to be one of the year’s most highly-anticipated poker tournaments. And while the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool certainly accounts for some of the excitement, the main attraction to Punta Cana for many is its location – the beautiful shores of the Dominican Republic. Those who make the trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will enjoy sandy white beaches, great weather, and unforgettable nightlife.

If any of this piques your interest, keep in mind that BlackChip Poker is giving away $30,000 worth of 2012 Punta Cana prize packages (four total). And each package is quite comprehensive, as you’ll see below:

  • $1,500 + $150 Main Event buy-in

  • 6-night stay at the 5-star Hard Rock Hotel for two people

  • Non-stop food and beverages for two people

  • $1,000 for plane tickets

  • BlackChip Poker t-shirts, hoodie and gift bag

  • Round-trip shuttle transportation (airport/hotel/airport)

  • $1,500 in resort credits, which can be used on golf, spa, tours and more

There are a couple of different routes that players can take to win a prize package with freerolls being one option, and lottery drawings being the other way. Below you’ll find both prize package routes explained in detail.

Freerolls Series: Two qualifying freerolls run every Wednesday (2:00pm and 8:00pm server time) from now until September 30th, 2012. To enter the freerolls, you need to have earned 500 VIP points in your lifetime at BlackChip. The top two players from each freeroll move on to a final on September 30th, and the following prizes will be offered in the final:

1 x Punta Cana package
2 x iPads
4 x iPod Touch

The aforementioned freeroll tournaments can be found by going to the “Tournaments,” “Scheduled” and “Special” tabs.

Lottery Drawings: There are three different drawing periods running from May 18th - July 5th, July 6th - August 16th, and August 17th - September 30th. For every 1,000 cash hands/50 tournaments a person plays during a drawing period, they’ll receive one ticket into the draw. It definitely pays to play lots of poker during each of the three drawing periods because you’ll have a better chance to win the following prizes:

1 x Punta Cana package
2 x WiFi 32GB iPads
4 x 32GB iPod Touch

BlackChip Poker Rakeback: Don’t forget that when you sign up at BlackChip Poker through RakeTheRake, you’ll be able to get a 35% rakeback deal along with a 150% match deposit bonus up to $750. The rakeback is especially helpful in lowering rake fees you pay in both tournaments and cash games!