EPT11 London: Skrill your way to Monaco for free

There are few more popular stories in poker than the low-stakes grinder winning a package online and then winning a wedge at a major tournament. But if any other yarn does pip that familiar tale, it's the one about the no-stakes grinder who does the same.

And now, thanks to the EPT's official payment provider, Skrill, you can win yourself a trip to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final, plus entry into a live event with a €5,000 prize pool. The cost: nothing, nada, zilch. It's a freeroll.

Anyone making a deposit into their Skrill account before October 25, and quoting the bonus code 'SKRILLEPT', gets the chance to win a VIP package to one of the world's richest poker festivals.

And that's not all. Assuming you can be persuaded to leave your luxury hotel - accommodation is also part of the package - you'll get a personal poker lesson from a member of Team PokerStars Pro, the benefits of which could set you up for a glittering poker career of your own.

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Antonio Buonanno, last season's Grand Final champion

Click through to the promotions page for full details, but here's the general gist and fine-print.

Exclusive €5,000 Live Tournament!

Play for your share of €5,000 and watch the world's best players at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final for free, thanks to Skrill EPT Freerolls.

Skrill is the official payment provider sponsor for EPT Season 11, and to win a VIP package to one of the world's richest poker festivals just make a real money deposit using Skrill during the dates listed below. Use the bonus code 'SKRILLEPT' when making your Skrill deposit and you'll receive a free ticket to an exclusive Skrill EPT Freeroll.

There you'll compete for a €500 prize pool plus an amazing trip to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final, which includes money to cover travel and expenses and two nights' accommodation at a luxury hotel.

You'll also get the chance to meet and learn from a Team PokerStars Pro, plus entry into a live event with a €5,000 prize pool.

Skrill EPT Freerolls will take place throughout the upcoming months, so check below to see when the next deposit window is open.

More on Skrill and depositing on PokerStars.

How to Play Skrill EPT Freerolls

The next Skrill EPT Freeroll will be held on October 26 at 14:30 ET. You'll have until October 25 to claim your free ticket in the lead up to the Freeroll.

Only deposits made within the deposit period below using Skrill and the bonus code 'SKRILLEPT' will be eligible to play. Once you have received your ticket, the tournament is located under the 'Tourney' > 'Freeroll' tab in your game lobby.

What you can win!

The winner of each Skrill EPT Freeroll will receive a free VIP weekend trip package to Monte Carlo. The prize package also includes the following:
Skrill will deposit €800 into your Skrill account for spending money and travel costs

  • Two nights' accommodation at a luxury hotel
  • Meet-and-greet with a PokerStars Pro, including private poker tuition
  • Entry to a single table tournament with a €5,000 prize pool

    Please Note: Winners' prize packages to the EPT do not include seats to the Main Event. Eligible players can only receive one ticket per deposit period. Any entry tickets that are not used by the end of each deposit period will expire. Tickets are non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferrable. A cashout before making a qualifying deposit during the bonus period will make you ineligible for the offer.

    If you have any questions about Skrill EPT Freerolls, contact
    support@pokerstars.com
    .

    Follow our coverage of the EPT London festival via the main EPT London page, where there are hand-by-hand updates and chip counts in the panel at the top and feature pieces below. And, of course, you can follow it all live at EPT Live.

    Howard Swains
    @howardswains in European Poker Tour