By Nathan Carroll, Rakeback.com Staff Writer
Continuing the trend of localized national online poker networks as has been seen in France and Italy, the UK-based internet gambling operator Betfair recently created an isolated, intra-state network for Canadian players. The Canadian site officially split off from the larger Betfair network on Monday of this week.
To promote the launch, Betfair is offering a series of freerolls and giveaways available exclusively for Canadians. Dubbed the O Canada Series: Frenzy Week, the promotion offers a $150 freeroll and a $5 tournament with a $500 guarantee each day from Novemmber 8-14. In addition to these 14 events, Betfair Canada will also host two special NLHE tournaments this upcoming weekend.
The first of these boasts a $1000 guarantee and will be free to enter for players who made a cash deposit to the site any time from the 8th to the 12th. The second is the O Canada Sports Swag Frenzy, and it will operate as a standard $10 buy-in tournament--but with the winners receiving comped sports gear in addition to their regular cash prizes. The fourteen top finishers will be awarded with t-shirts, hats, and jerseys.
The sports theme also applies to the week's bonus jackpot offer which will award a $1500 sports event package to anyone who skillfully maneuvers their way into three tournament victories. The package includes two $500 tickets to a North-American sports event and $500 in travel expenses. Any lucky winner will be able to negotiate the details with Betfair management.
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