We have a big list of no deposit poker bonuses on the site already, but we have added this section to distinguish those bonuses that are available directly from the individual poker rooms instead of from a third party bankroll provider.
There isn’t really much difference between these and ‘No Deposit Bonuses’. You will not be required to make a deposit to get either type of offer, but normally the direct deals are for smaller amounts than the bankroll deals. For these offers you are dealing directly with the poker room, whereas with a no deposit offer you will need to go through a third-party website that provides the bankroll money.
So, as you will be dealing directly with the people at the poker room themselves, you should be able to get the free cash a bit faster than when you have to go to a third party site. None of these are instant, but they can be issued quite quickly.
888Poker $8 Free
The free $8 promotion (£5) is fairly easy to claim; just open a new account at 888 Poker and you will get the details by email from 888 Poker shortly.
The bonus is available to all new players and you do not need to make a deposit to get it. Unfortunately, 888Poker does not accept American players, but this promotion is open to most European players.
You will still be entitled to the first deposit bonus of 100% even after claiming the free cash.
Sky Poker $10 free money
The £10 free bonus from Sky Poker comes in the form of tournament tokens. You will get two £2.20 tokens and two £3.30 tokens. This is only available to new players from the UK and Ireland.
When you have created a new account at Sky Poker enter the code POKER in the ‘promotions’ section under ‘My Account’. You can use the tokens to play both multi table tournaments and sit and go tournaments.
You can use these tokens to earn points towards the £1,000 new player bonus too, and will get £5 free for every 75 player points you earn in your first 30 days at Sky Poker.
Poker Time Free Money
The offer from PokerTime has been changed again to a flat up-front free $5 for all new players, with no further pending bonus unless you make a deposit.
The PokerTime software download comes with a very handy piece of poker software called ‘MyPokerLab’ which is completely free and can help you with your game.
The Betfair freebie ended on the 7th October 2013.
Claiming these bonuses
As we have pointed out above, the process for getting these free money bonuses should be a bit faster than the process for getting the no deposit bonuses, so you should be playing poker fairly quickly with these offers.
The no deposit offers are generally a lot bigger than these bonuses though, so it is worth your time to go through the process and claim as many of these as you can too.
Once you have gotten the bonuses listed above you should consider claiming one or two of the other type of bonuses too, and have that processing while you are playing.