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Poker news | Dec 14, 2023

The Top 2023 Winter Poker Promotions

By RTR Alex

Winter Promos Twitter

Winter is officially here!

And that only means one thing… It’s time to get involved in some of the best poker promos of the year!

We’ve rounded up all the best promotions hitting your favourite poker platforms this winter. There’s plenty of extra cash up for grabs this Christmas, so have a look and take your pick!

GG Network: $50 Million Winter Giveaway Series

It’s officially the holiday season and GG are going all in on the festivities!

This Christmas, they’re handing out a jaw-dropping $55,000,000 in the Winter Giveaway Series between December 15th and January 15th.

Daily tournaments start with buy-ins as low as $25, ensuring that players of all levels and bankrolls can join in the festive fun. Whether you're a pro or just looking for some holiday entertainment, there's a seat at the table for you.

Signature Events:

  • $125 Christmas Day Mystery Bounty with $1,000,000 GTD

  • $50 Global MILLION$ New Year Bounty Bash with $1,000,000 GTD

  • $54 Omaholic MILLION$ New Year Bounty Bash with $250,000 GTD

  • $250 Winter Series Grand Finale with $2,024,000 GTD

GG Network Rakeback

And what’s more? You can earn rakeback at the same time!

Not only do all three GG platforms offer up to 60% rakeback with the Fish Buffet scheme:

But we also give away an extra $50,000 in our exclusive monthly rake race - GG Network $50,000 Rake Race.

Betsson, Betsafe & Nordic €5,000,000 Winter Festival

The Betsson, Betsafe and Nordic Winter Festival has an amazing €5,000,000 in guaranteed prizes during this holiday season.

The Festival has a great mix of tournaments with buy-in’s ranging from €1 to €1,000 and satellites including Freebuys.

There are also special missions for you to complete to enter five Freerolls on the 17th January!

Main Events:

  • 2x €200,000 GTD

  • €150,000 GTD

  • 2x €100,000 GTD

Promotional Period: 01:00 CET 21st December 2022 - 12:59 CET 17th January 2023.

Betsson, Betsafe & Nordic Seasonal Poker Calendar

Open the poker client and complete each daily mission to receive one spin on the Festive Prize Wheel.

Each spin of the wheel will win you a prize worth up to €1,000!

  • This promotion runs from 01:00 CET 1st December – 00:59 CET 25th December 2023.

  • Each daily period runs from 01:00 – 00:59 CET.

Prize Wheel Rewards:

Number of Prizes Prize
2x €1,000 Cash
15x €200 Mystery Bounty Ticket
30x €100 Cash
100x €25 Mystery Bounty Ticket
300x €10 cash
1,500x €5 cash
20,000x €1 cash
30,000x Elite Series €0.50 Ticket (7 day)

Betsson, Betsafe and Nordic Rakeback

Their Poker Loyalty Program is tailored to reward you from your very first poker hand. Play cash games or tournaments to collect loyalty and reward points, and you’ll see rewards and benefits coming your way.

Get an exclusive Rakeback boost with RakeTheRake to the top level: Elite.

TIER Loyalty Points Requirement Cashback up to
BRONZE 0 to 199 10%
SILVER 200 to 999 15%
GOLD 1000 to 2999 20%
STAR 3000 + 30%

Don't forget our exclusive monthly $5,000 Rake Race, where you can earn an extra 17% rakeback every single month - €5,000 Rake Chase

Unibet Festive Champions Events

X-Mas time got even better! Great tournament action with Championship events for a full week!

Every day another Championship event at night - play for boosted Guarantees and the honor to call yourself the Champion of one poker format (winner will also win a unique avatar which can be used on the Unibet poker tables in future)

Every day's event runs at 19:05 CET with a buy-in of €100 and great Guarantee. Check the promo page for the schedule! You can also find qualifiers daily to qualify for the Championship events for cheap!

The Championship Week is followed by a X-Mas Phase tournament - €10 buy-in and a massive €20k waits to be won! Start the new year with style and qualify for the Phase-2 tournament on which all players are guaranteed a prize.

Phase-1 tournaments will run throughout the festive period (17th December – 7th January)

Date Day Time CET/CEST Name GTD Buyin
12/10/2023 Sunday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (9-Max PKO) [2-Day Event] € 25,000 € 100
12/11/2023 Monday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (Turbo) € 10,000 € 100
12/12/2023 Tuesday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (9-Max) [2-Day Event] € 12,500 € 100
12/13/2023 Wednesday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (PLO) [2-Day Event] € 10,000 € 100
12/14/2023 Thursday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (6-Max PKO) [2-Day Event] € 15,000 € 100
12/15/2023 Friday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (Turbo PKO) € 12,500 € 100
12/16/2023 Saturday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker (6-Max) [2-Day Event] € 12,500 € 100
12/17/2023 Sunday 19:05 Festive Championships of Poker Main Event [2-Day Event] € 30,000 € 100

Unibet Rakeback

Unibet's loyalty program rewards you for playing cash or tournament poker.

You can earn up to 50% cashback on the rake you generate, with a potential boost up to 65%.

To progress through the loyalty levels, you need to earn XP by generating rake. For every 1 cent you generate in rake, you earn 1XP. Collect XP to progress towards bigger and better loyalty levels!

WPT $4 Million GTD Global's Winter Festival

Close out 2023 and kick off 2024 with tournament victories as you play in the WPT Global Winter Festival - featuring more than $4 Million in guarantees from Dec. 24 - Jan. 14.

There are buy-ins for all ranges, starting as low as $5.50, with a mix of NLH, Short Deck and PLO tournaments - and a chance to have your name etched on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup as winner of the $3,500 WPT Winter Festival Championship, which comes with a juicy $400,000 guarantee.

Everyone who makes the money in a Winter Festival tournament receives Leaderboard points - where prizes await the top 200 at the end of the series - including the top prize of a $12,400 WPT Passport package toward a WPT live event, travel and expenses.

Win any Winter Festival tournament and receive an entry in the Champion of Champions Freeroll where the winner also earns a $12,400 WPT Passport package toward a WPT live event, travel and expenses.

Everyone who makes a final table in any Winter Festival tournament earns an entry in the Second Chance Freeroll offering WPT Passport Qualifier and Satellite tickets to the top finishers.

Tournament Action

The fun kicks off on opening day - Dec. 24 - with the first two flights of our $400,000 Guaranteed $200 Winter Main Event and an accompanying $40,000 Guarantee $22 Winter Mini Main Event.

Multiple Day 1 flights are offered, with Day 2 of the Main Event taking place Jan. 14, while the Mini Main wraps up on Jan. 13.

The always-popular WPT500 returns to the Winter Festival schedule, with the first flight of this $225,000 Guarantee $530 event starting on Dec .24 too. Also with multiple starting flights, the WPT500 final day is New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

WPT500 may end on New Year’s Eve, but the $1,060 WPT Prime begins that same day, offering a $350,000 Guarantee. Multiple starting flights are available, Day 2 plays out on Jan. 7.

The $3,500 WPT Championship and its $400,000 Guarantee begins the day WPT Prime ends. The Championship and our Winter Main Event both conclude on the final series day, Jan 14.


Win your way into Winter Festival tournaments for as little as $5.50 in daily satellites. Check the tournament lobby and see how often you can win your way into WPT500, the Winter Main Event, WPT Prime and the WPT Championship.

Additional Prizes

Here’s everything you can win for cashing in Winter Festival tournaments and making the end-of-series Freerolls:

Leaderboard Prizes:

  • 1. $12,400 WPT Passport Package

  • 2-5. $1,060 WPT Passport Package Satellite Ticket

  • 6-10. 2 x $220 WPT Passport Package Satellite Tickets

  • 11-20. $220 WPT Passport Package Satellite Ticket

  • 21-30. $100 Global Spins Ticket

  • 31-60. $50 Global Spins Ticket

  • 61-100. $25 Global Spins Ticket

  • 101-200. $10 Global Spins Ticket

Champion of Champions Freeroll Prizes:

  • 1. $12,400 WPT Passport Package

  • 2-3. $1,060 WPT Passport Qualifier Ticket

  • 4-8. $220 WPT Passport Qualifier Ticket

Second Chance Freeroll Prizes:

  • 1. $1,060 WPT Passport Qualifier Ticket

  • 2-4. $220WPT Passport Qualifier Ticket

  • 5-8. $55 WPT Passport Satellite Ticke