spadeclub is an online subscription site that began feb 2008 and had beta testing since dec 07. They are owned by cardplayer media so are heavily advertised in cardplayer magazine. Even had hundreds of avatars on the cover of an issue in feb 09.
For basic members who just download the software you can play in several tourneys including free membership tourneys that award a free month to the top 2. I have won all but 1 of my months in those tourneys. Basic members can also play in the 20 cash, 50 cash and 75 cash tourneys.
Its better to be exclusive so you have to pay 19.99 a month or something like 129 ayear. However, if you go to drcheckraise.com the owner there Ken Callis has a promo code where 1st month is free. I think the code is poker9 but go there and look in the spadeclub forum thread.
Exclusive members play in additional tournaments like the 2 $500 games mon wed fri and the $1k games tue thu sat plus the feature tourney on sunday is 5k and once a month on sunday is 30k. You need a blue token to play in 5k game and a red token in the monthly 30k. They have token tourneys a few times a day where the top 18 get a token. About 200 players in them. About 1500 play in the sunday games and top 175 or so get paid 5 bucks up to 1k for 1st or 7500 for the 30k game.
May 11 is a wsop
12k package giveaway which they are doing 4 times this year. Also give seats to cardplayer cruises, 2500 seats to bellagio and 1 huge 25k seat to bellagio wpt event And they have cardplayer freerolls
awarding a year subscription.
Use JoeShowdown as a referral and I will get 50 bucks to use for membership fees or maybe its straight cash Tell me if you join.