Full Tilt Poker has announced that it will extend its Gold Rush promotion to January 11th. According to the original schedule, the promotion ought to have ended on Jan 1.

A promotion developed to attract players to its Rush Poker games, Gold Rush is based on simple rules. Players just have to play Rush Poker cash games for real money for an opportunity to win cash. They do not necessarily have to win any Rush Poker cash game or play a specific number of hands. If they play real money Rush Poker games, their names will be entered into a draw and lucky players will be awarded opportunities to play at special Gold Rush tables.

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Players who are fortunate enough to find themselves at these tables will be dealt three face-down cards, and players have to select one of these cards to see their prizes. Nobody can say if Full Tilt Poker determines the prizes previously or places three different prizes beneath each of these games. The game, however, is fair and sure to satisfy a large number of players. Once players have selected their prizes, they are taken back to a normal Rush Poker cash game table, where they can continue playing Rush Poker.

Lucky players can win prizes such as $10,000 in real money, Full Tilt Points, free tickets to Rush Poker cash games, entries to Gold Rush freerolls, and entries to Gold Rush satellites. Although these prizes are reserved only for those who play Rush Poker cash games for real money, those who play these games for fun can also win prizes. However, those who play for fun will only win bundles of play chips.

All those who contribute to the pot will also be considered eligible for the draw.

Although the Gold Rush freerolls on the schedule have already been played, the online poker room has introduced two more, which will be played on Jan 17, Saturday. The first is the $2,500 freeroll, which will be played at 12:00 noon ET, and the second is the $5,000 freeroll, which will be played at 12:30 p.m. ET.

These freerolls are based on the flipout format, which means that they will start as shootouts, requiring participants to bet all-in. At the end of the shootout, the surviving player from each table will continue to play till a winner emerges. As many as ten re-entries per player are permitted.