The biggest live dealer games promotion for 2022.
That’s a pretty bold statement given we’re barely a month into the year. But to be frank, it’s hard to see this one being topped.
The numbers tell the tale. Over the next year Pragmatic Play (it’s a network wide promo) have stumped up a €/£6.5 million cash prize pool for players of their live dealer games. That’s just over €/£500,000 per month right through until 8 February 2023. Drops ‘n Wins they call it.
That’s a lot money being given away.
Why are Pragmatic doing this?
If you’re a natural born skeptic like me, the first question is, what’s the catch? Closely followed by, why are they doing this?
The catch is you have to play their live dealer games of course. Not so much of a catch if you are partial to playing live games anyway. As a network wide promo, you can participate in this offer at any casino carrying Pragmatic’s live games – a list that is growing fast and includes some solid brands (888, Leo Vegas, Betvictor etc).
As for the why, I suspect the hint is in this fast growing list of licensee casinos.
Pragmatic have been running Drops ‘n Wins in shorter forms through 2021. This latest iteration is the third and biggest Drops. It’s detailed under the ‘Products’ menu at their website and clearly forms a key part of their marketing strategy to casino clients. Take our games and you also get access to the multi-million dollar cash giveaway (funded by us) that come with them.
It’s a market penetration strategy. Is it working? Well their licensee list is growing fast. To what extent this is due to Drops n Wins as opposed to the quality of their games (yes, they’re good) who knows? But then who cares?
While they’re chasing market share, players are the winners.
Weekly Tourneys & Daily Cash Drops
These are the 2 main components to the offer.
1. Weekly leaderboards
Every week 3 leaderboard tournaments are being run run:
- live roulette,
- live blackjack and
- live baccarat
For each of these, your position on the leaderboard is determined by how many consecutive wins you can manage. You can read more on qualifying bets, consecutive wins and associated points here.
But basically, the bigger your win streaks (big bets or small bets) the higher you climb.
In the live roulette tourneys, each week 500 players will share €/£ 22,000 (paid in paying currency) as follows:
In the live blackjack tourneys, each week 200 players will share €/£ 20,000 as follows:
In the live baccarat tourneys, each week 400 players will share €/£ 20,000 as follows:
OK, so there’s €/£ 62,000 paid out each week! No wagering requirements applying.
2. Daily Drops
This part’s even simpler. If you’re taking part in any or all of the tourney’s on any given day, you automatically qualify to be randomly selected as a winner of a daily cash drop.
Each day 500 players will get a cash drop ranging from €/£ 1,000 down to €/£ 10. Again, no wagering requirements apply.
Here’s the daily allocation.
So that’s another €/£ 63,000 paid out weekly.
Making a total of €/£ 125,000 in cash handed out weekly. Every week. For an entire year. Starting today.
This is going to be hard to top.