How to enter the Oddschecker £1k Special poker tournament

How to enter the Oddschecker £1k Special poker tournament

Enter the tournament for £1 and be in with a chance to win a share of the £1,000+ prize pool.

On Friday 3rd April at 7pm (BST), Oddschecker will be hosting an online poker tournament with Betfair Poker.

There's already £1,000 in the prize pool up for grabs plus the buy-in total from registered players. All you need to enter the tournament is the £1 buy-in and a Betfair account.

If you’re new to poker, this is a perfect chance to play your first tournament for just £1 and have a shot at a hefty prize against other novices.

Before you get involved, you can brush up on your skills with our guides. Find out the best poker hands ranked from 1 to 10, or read our six tips to take your game to the next level.

Registering for the tournament is super simple, and in this guide we’ll take you through the process step-by-step.

What do I need to enter the tournament?

If you already have a Betfair account you’re good to go. Thanks to the handy shared wallet, you can transfer funds between your Exchange or Sportsbook account into your Poker balance.

However, if you’re a new Betfair customer, you can claim a cracking welcome bonus by signing up through Oddschecker.


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Sign up as a new customer through this link and you’ll receive a 200% welcome bonus up to £/€200. 

Also, Betfair will make sure you get £/€500 in Freeroll tickets, when you deposit £/€10 or more.

(Deposit or transfer €10 to Poker wallet to trigger 200% Match Bonus & unlock 2x €250 Freeroll entry tickets. T&Cs apply, 18+

How to claim the Betfair Poker Sign Up Bonus

  1. Register an account by clicking the offer link on Oddschecker.
  2. Download the Poker Software, creating a Poker nickname.
  3. Deposit or transfer €10 to Poker wallet.
  4. This will trigger 200% Match Bonus & unlock 2x €250 Freeroll entry tickets.


How do I enter the tournament?

Once you have your account set up, you can either download the Betfair Poker web software, or install the app on iOS or Android.

Here are the steps on iOS, which will be similar on all platforms.

1. Download the Betfair Poker app

As mentioned above, you can download the desktop app from the Betfair Poker website. To download the mobile app, head to your app store on iOS or Android and install.

Once the app is downloaded, head to ‘Lobby’ from the menu. You then need to hit ‘Show Games’ and scroll through the list of tournaments until you find the Oddschecker £1k Special.

Click the tournament to reach the registration screen.

2. Register for the tournament

On this screen, you can see all the details for the tournament listed, including buy-in, starting stack, table size and start times.

Hit ‘Register’ to go to the next step.

3. Deposit and pay the £1 buy-in

Here you’ll be prompted to pay the £1 real money buy-in for the tournament. If you don’t have any funds in your account at this point you can head to the cashier and deposit using a range of methods.

If you’ve got your £1 ready, simply hit ‘Register’ on this screen.

4. Enter the tournament password to complete entry

The final step is to enter the tournament password, which is ODDS1000.

Once you enter the password and hit ‘OK’ your registration will be complete.

We'll see you at the table!

It’s really that simple! Your entry into the tournament will be complete four easy steps and £1 later.

Late registration is open until 8pm on Friday, but the tournament gets under way at 7pm.

Remember, if you’re yet to sign up for Betfair, you can join and receive their welcome bonus through this link.

We’ll be getting involved on our Twitter channel on Friday night. As well as playing in the tournament, we’ll be giving a few live updates too.