I suppose I need to give a more detail explanation. I will use Jetset as an example. Remebmer we are talking about earning free points for playing PLAY MONEY games. Not earning points for playing REAL MONEY hands. There is a lot of the later at many poker sites
. But, most of them require you play in either NL games or at the minimum 25/50 cent fixed tables. And for most novices and people on tight budgets that is a lot of money.
Any one to the topic.
As easily as I can explain things there are poker sites that will let you sit down at a play money table and earn PLAYER POINTS just like your were playing at a real money table.
Aren't many that I know of at the moment. Jetset, Ultimate Bet, and Bikini Poker (Bikini Poker is in beta at the moment so the point thing may not be permanent).
Once again. If you know of any other sites of this type. Please, leave a message here.
Ok. On to explaining how Jetsets point system works. Keep in mind that different sites have different was that the reward points. So, this explanation is good for Jetset only.
It is actually pretty simple. Sit down at an play money table and you earn 1 point for every 50 hands you play.
OK what does that mean. That mean you have to be in the hand and not sitting out.
Even if you fold the hand preflop you are still in the hand. Sitting out you don't get dealt a hand. Tournaments are the exception. Freeroll tourneys do not award points for hands. But, you can earn points in certain tourneys that pay in points.
Really that is about all there is to earning points on play money tables at jetset.
No to the other part. What the heck can you do with the points.
There are 3 catagories of use I will go from least valuable to most valuable. At least in my mind.
First is the Jetset store play 100,000 hands and you can buy a nifty book about poker. Play 1,500,000 hands and you can buy a face that no one else has if you want. Jetset has cartoon faces the represent you at the table while you play.
In between there are other books, Hats, t-shirts, purses, tote bags, and polo shirts.
I put this option at the least valuable for a reason. If you get one point per hour which is no uncommon to see only 50 hands dealt per hour. It would take to 2000 hours of playing playing to be about to buy the cheapest item. Let's say you played 4 tables at one. That is the maximum amount of tables you can play. That is 4 points an hour. 500 hours of play to get the cheapest item. The item in question. The book Poker Nation sell for $10 on Amazon. Not really the best use of the points if you are making them from just playing at the ring games.
Next catagory is using points to make more points.
Let's say you have play 2750 hands and you have 55 points burning a hole in your virtual pocket. This is the smallest Point buy in tourney that you can play. It is a fixed limit stud. Bottom prize depends on the amount of buy ins of course. It is a limit 7 cad stud game. The one that is play at the moment had all of 68 entries. bottom prize is 93 points. So, even if you come last in the money you made yourself 38 points.
roughly 38 hours of play at 50 hands per hour is you played only on table. Not to bad.
Top prize in the case of this tourney 854 points. 854 hours worth of playing 50 hands per hour on one table. That is pretty good.
There are several other point tourneys that pay in points. The biggest being a 320 but in that is also running right now. It's top prize is 4500 points.
Ok. Not only can you play for points you can also use to your points to play for real money. for 40 you can get into a satellite that pays the top 9 players 1 seat at the weekly 500 point buy in tourney that is worth $500. Top prize for that last week was $125. There is an 80 point buy in satellite that pays the top 18 players a seat into that same weekly event. You can opt out of the satellite and just buy straight in for 500 points. But, the satellites are the cheaper way to go.
Lastly. You can use the points to enter WSOP
satellites. 500 points will get give you a chance at 9 spots for a $33 WSOP satellite. 2 seats there are guaranteed to the $1300 dollar. The more people that enter the more seats that will be available.
And of course the main event where at least one person will win a seat the the WSOP.
All this for playing free poker.
And people have made it to the final table playing at satellites.
OK, now do I have everyone even more confused than before. Sorry if I do. I tried to explain things simpler but got carried away I guess. If you have any other questions please feel free to leave me a private message.
Ok, I am not spamming. Just explain the Play Money for points system on jetset.
I myself have never even made it to the weekend $500 tourney. Came in 4th in a point tourney once. And made a $1.20 on a daily freeroll.
So this is no commercial.
I started for this thread for only one reason. I know there are more than 3 poker sites out there that offer points to play on play money tables.
I want to find more. I enjoy the fact that the play money tables can actually be worth playing. Even if it only nets you a few bucks. Since you are just passing time why not make a little pocket change doing it.
I am sure this darn post if full of typos. Feel free to laugh at my bad typing skills. LOL
I will try to make a better version of this post and place it in the Jetset Forum.