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Bet365 Poker Loyalty Club To Arrive Soon And This Week’s Top Sports Betting

July 19, 2017

For a good while now, I’ve been wondering, as have many other Bet365 Poker regulars, as to what has happened with their monthly promotions. Up until the end of June there had been a regular promotion held every month, almost like clockwork.

Then after the Missions promotion finished at the end of June and the expected time when a new promotion passed without so much of a word from Bet365 Poker, many people wondered what was going on. Where Bet365 Poker about to reduce the number of promotions they offer every month? Was this a change in marketing strategy from the company and one not necessarily to the benefit of the regular players on the site?

Indeed one of the best reason to sign up with the latest Bet365 Poker bonus code was to take advantage of these great monthly offers. If they are no longer available, then does the site still offer good value for money for players?

Of course, all the same games are still there, but without the promotions, the site did feel lacking somewhat. The promotions they had focused your gameplay onto certain games and allowed you to work towards small rewards, which in turn could turn into tangible cash, if you were lucky enough to win it in the All In Shootout tournaments of course.

However, the mystery surrounding the lack of promotion for July, traditionally a time when Bet365 Poker would launch a serious summer offer for its customers, became much clearer last week when the site announced that it was working on an August release date for its brand new Loyalty Club.

What is Bet365 Poker’s Loyalty Club?

In truth, we don’t actually know for sure. All we have are the somewhat scant details that Bet365 released to its poker customers on the 14th July via an email from customer services. In that email, Bet365 Poker announced that the Loyalty Club would open in August and that everyone who is a member of the Bet365 Poker site is automatically enrolled as a member.

Furthermore, Bet365 Poker promised that membership of the Loyalty Club would allow its members to enjoy:

  • Numerous opportunities to earn rewards
  • A choice of Fun and Simple missions they can complete
  • A personalised experience for each individual customer, allowing them to set up their membership to suit their poker playing preferences.

Finally, they said that they would be releasing more details of the club when it goes live some time in August and that customers can follow Bet365’s Twitter feed for any updates about the Loyalty Club.

Reading between the lines, what does Loyalty Club mean for the typical Bet365 Poker user?

Having digested this communication, my interpretation of Loyalty Club is that it is less a reworking of the types of promotion at Bet365 (the company know that their missions-based promotions are extremely popular and well supported) but more a change in how these are organised and offered to make it easier for customers to play.

By having everyone a member of the Bet365 Loyalty Club, this means customers probably (I would guess) not need to Opt In to each different offer, but be able to access them simply by playing. Certainly I am hoping that is part of the reason for this new club.

My guess is the same type and number of promotions will be available and I also feel that Bet365 Poker will want maximum publicity for their new Loyalty Club by announcing a fantastic introductory promotion for August, so keep your eyes peeled for that when the release date is confirmed.

Whatever the reason for change, Bet365 Poker has a strong and loyal base of players that are keen to get their promotions back up and running on the site and if Loyalty Club is the best way to do that moving forward, then I am sure everyone will be happy to sacrifice one month of promotions to ensure Loyalty Club gets off the ground successfully.

So while you are waiting for Loyalty Club to start, why not enjoy some of the fantastic Sports Betting opportunities available this week at Bet365 Sport.

This week’s top Sports Betting opportunities at Bet365 Sport

First off is the 146th Open Championship event which is taking place this week at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England and 156 of the world’s top players will be teeing off on Tuesday hoping to succeed Swede Henrik Stenson as the new champion.

It promises to be an eventful four days of action with differing conditions on each of the days and the notoriously difficult Royal Birkdale links providing golfers with a stern test. The last winner at Royal Birkdale, Padraig Harrington back in 2008, won with a score of +3 over par, highlighting how difficult this course can play at times.

Challengers for this event include a quartet of top Americans in Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, while European hopes seem to rest on the shoulders of Spanish duo Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, English pair Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood as well as defending champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

With Rory McIlroy struggling for form having missed his last three cuts, can the Irishman get over his woes with the driver to perform well here? It is a tough task to be truthful on such an unforgiving course.

There’s also plenty of great betting to enjoy this week with the Women’s Euro 2017 football tournament taking place in the Netherlands. By the time you read this almost all the first round of matches will have taken place with just the matches in Group D still to come this evening, but that includes two big ‘derby’ games as England take on Scotland and Spain face neighbours Portugal.

Over the rest of the week, matches from the other groups will also be contested with some big encounters to look forward to Forthcoming games over the next week or so include Norway v Belgium, Germany v Italy, France v Austria, England v Spain,  Russia v Germany, Sweden v Italy, Switzerland v France, Norway v Denmark and Portugal v England.

By this time next week, almost all of the eight teams that will make it through to the quarter finals will be known and betting will then focus on the quarter final stages and beyond.

Finally, this Saturday sees the start of arguably the third biggest darts tournament in the world as the top players from around the globe gather at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for the World Matchplay 2017.

Unlike most Darts tournaments, the World Matchplay is based on legs, rather than sets and there is £115,000 up for grabs for the winner. Michael van Gerwen is the current champion, having won the title the past two years, beating Phil Taylor last year in the final and James Wade the year before.  He still has some way to go to catch Phil Taylor’s record 15 wins at the event stretching back to 1995. Taylor’s loss last year was the only time he has ever lost in a World Matchplay final.

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Ian John
Working my way though the UK's top online poker sites (and some of the ones near the bottom as well) to bring you a first-hand take on the absolute best choices for online poker players from the UK.