Bet Online is one of the largest online sportsbook that services US players. They’ve recently started paying more attention to online poker as well, offering new players a [pod field=”bonus”] bonus. However, it seems as if their poker room is more of an afterthought than anything else…

Ace Formula

Bet Online offers a 200% up to $2,000 poker bonus and is currently ranked #27 out of 28 reviewed poker rooms with an overall score of 33.04.

The breakdown for the Bet Online poker bonus using the Ace Formula is shown below:

  • Match: 200%
  • Amount: $1000
  • Value: 14.24%
  • VIP Value: 0%
  • Rake per Day: $117.04

((200 + 1000) / 117.04) + (14.24 + 0) = 33.04

More Details

You can find even more details about the Bet Online bonus below:

  • Bonus Code: None Required
  • Expiration: 120 days
  • Total Rake Required: $14045
  • Points Earned per $1 Rake: 10
  • Total Points Required: 140450
  • Points Per Day: 1170.42

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Activating the Bonus

No bonus codes are required to activate the [pod field=”bonus”] bonus at Bet Online. However, it’s not fully automated. To activate the bonus you must make your first deposit between $50 – $1,000, then email with the subject POKERNEW requesting the bonus be applied. Make sure to use the email address linked to your account and include your username in the email body. BetOnline will then enable the bonus based on your deposit and it will show up under My Bonuses – Pending Bonuses. However, this process may take up to 48 hours. You can not begin clearing the bonus until it shows up under your account.

For players looking to signup and claim this offer, you can use our links to visit BetOnline which will support our website.

The bonus offered is a double on any deposit. This means a $100 deposit will net a $200 bonus, up to $1,000 deposit for the maximum $2,000. The minimum deposit for the bonus is $50.

Clearing the Bonus

BetOnline has one of the most confusing bonuses I’ve ever come across. I’ve seen some odd terms in my years, but nothing like this. It’s released in tiers, which is nothing new, and requires earning points (known as POP Points), also nothing new. But each tier releases a different percentage of the bonus and has its own clearing rate. Below is a breakdown of the 5 stages:

Stage 1: 5% of the bonus will be released at the rate of 3.03 points per $1.
Stage 2: 10% of the bonus will be released at the rate of 9.92 points per $1.
Stage 3: 20% of the bonus will be released at the rate of 22.04 points per $1.
Stage 4: 30% of the bonus will be released at the rate of 40.23 points per $1.
Stage 5: 35% of the bonus will be released at the rate of 65.23 points per $1.

So as you can see, the bonus is quite top heavy and gets more difficult to earn at each stage. The final stage is over 21x more difficult to clear than the first.

POP points are earned at the rate of 10 points per $1 in rake or tournament fees paid. Based on that, the table below shows how many points and rake is required, assuming the maximum $2,000 bonus:

StageBonus ReleasePoints RequiredRake PaidValue

Each stage becomes harder to clear, with a lower value. The value averages out to 14.24%, and since POP points are currently not used for anything other than bonus tracking, the VIP value is 0%.

The bonus must be earned within 120 days or expires. This is above average, yet the overall rake required is so high that it’s unlikely most people would be able to clear the full bonus. Total rake required is $14,045, setting the rake per day pace at a high $117.04 or 1,170.42 points per day.

Add in low traffic volumes and it becomes quite clear that very few people will be able to earn the full $2,000. However, the first 2-3 levels are obtainable and may be worth going for if you’re able to put in the time.

Hands to Clear the Bonus

The below table shows an approximation of how many hands it will take to clear the full $1,000 bonus. These numbers may not 100% exact and should be used as an average to give you a general idea, rather than an accurate amount. This is because the rake generated varies widely based on playing style. In general, aggressive players generate more rake while more conservative players generate less rake. Therefore, if you tend to play more aggressive, it may take you fewer hands, whereas if you play more tight, it may take you more hands.

Stake Total Hands Hands per Day
$10 NL 2,128,030 17,734
$10 NL 6M 1,376,961 11,475
$25 NL 883,333 7,361
$25 NL 6M 597,660 4,980
$50 NL 501,607 4,180
$50 NL 6M 332,033 2,767
$50 NL HU 312,806 2,607
$100 NL 284,312 2,369
$100 NL 6M 203,256 1,694
$100 NL HU 231,003 1,925
$200 NL 192,134 1,601
$200 NL 6M 140,170 1,168
$200 NL HU 182,640 1,522
$400 NL 128,265 1,069
$400 NL 6M 107,790 898
$400 NL HU 176,889 1,474
$600 NL 106,482 887
$600 NL 6M 90,671 756
$600 NL HU 177,336 1,478
$1,000 NL 90,380 753
$1,000 NL 6M 81,895 682
$1,000 NL HU 168,810 1,407

$10 = Stake
NL = No Limit
6M = 6-Max/Shorthanded
HU = Heads Up

If you play tournaments instead of cash games, below is how many tournament fees are required, along with pace per day. These numbers are 100% accurate and the same for every player since tournament fees do not vary per player.

Game Total Fees Fees per Day
Tournaments $14045 $117.04

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