What is the Gemstone Promotion?
The Gemstone VIP promotion is exclusive to PokerStrategy.com and runs throughout the whole of 2013. The objective is simple: earn green Gemstones for every 2,500 StrategyPoints and red Gemstones for every 7,500 StrategyPoints you generate per month at one of our participating rooms.
In January 2014, we'll turn your Gemstones into cash and pay you $25 per green Gemstone and $75 per red Gemstone.
Added value on top of all other rewards!
Please note that the cash you earn by collecting Gemstones is added on top of the rewards you'll receive from promotions like our Top100, our exclusive rake races, the poker rooms' VIP system and central promotions run by the poker rooms.
The table below lists the participating poker rooms along with a detailed analysis of how much cashback you can get at each room.
|Gemstone VIP Promotion: Participating Poker Rooms |
|Poker Room ||StrategyPoints ||Detailed analysis |
| William Hill ||5 per $1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at William Hill |
| Ladbrokes Poker ||4 per £1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at Ladbrokes Poker|
|24hPoker||4 per €1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at 24hPoker|
| Poker Heaven ||4 per €1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at Poker Heaven |
| Win Cake ||3 per $1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at Win Cake|
| EuroPoker* ||4 per $1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at EuroPoker|
| Gala Poker** ||4 per $1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at Gala Poker|
| Coral Poker** ||4 per $1 rake ||Our exclusive VIP offer at Coral Poker|
*EuroPoker joined the Gemstone VIP promotion from February 1, 2013.
**Coral Poker & Gala Poker joined the Gemstone VIP promotion from September 1, 2013.
How do I collect Gemstones?
Every 2,500 StrategyPoints generated per month at one of the above rooms is worth one green Gemstone.
Every 7,500 StrategyPoints generated per month at one of the above rooms is worth one red Gemstone.
Please note that bonus StrategyPoints DO NOT count towards the Gemstone promotion.
The table below explains how your Gemstone balance increases as you earn more StrategyPoints in any given month:
|Gemstone 2013 Monthly Overview |
|StrategyPoints||Green Gemstones||Red Gemstones||Value|
Please note that the promotion is not capped at 15,000 StrategyPoints and you continue collecting Gemstones for every additional 2,500 and 7,500 StrategyPoints.
Important: The required 2,500 StrategyPoints or 7,500 StrategyPoints must be generated at exactly one participating poker room in order to receive a Gemstone. You can play at more than one of the participating poker rooms, but must meet the minimum 2,500 or 7,500 StrategyPoints requirement at each room per month.
Consistency is rewarded
This promotion is all about consistency. Earning Gemstones every month will leave you with substantial rewards at the end of 2013, whereas months of inactivity will cost you Gemstones:
• Miss one month of 2,500+ SP: lose one green Gemstone
• Miss two consecutive months of 2,500+ SP: green Gemstone balance reset to 0
• Miss one month of 7,500+ SP: lose one red Gemstone
• Miss two consecutive months of 7,500+ SP: red Gemstone balance reset to 0
It is not possible to have a negative Gemstone balance, so if you do miss consecutive months you don't have to grind your way out of negative numbers.
The full yearly cash amount will be paid out in January 2014, after all data has been collected
Note: Your prize will be paid out directly into your poker room account(s), with the respective number of Gemstones earned at each room converted into cash in that poker room's account.
Example: At the end of the year, you have 25 green Gemstones at Poker Room A and 4 green Gemstones at Poker Room B. This equals 29 Green Gemstones in total worth $725. $625 will be paid into your Poker Room A account, while the other $100 goes into your account at Poker Room B.
Added value for January and February Gemstones
To give you a kick-start into our Gemstone 2013 VIP promotion, we will triple all Gemstones you earn in January and double all Gemstones you earn in February.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do bonus StrategyPoints count towards the 2,500/7,500 StrategyPoints?
No. Bonus StrategyPoints, such as double StrategyPoints promotions or points bought in the points shop, do not count for the Gemstone Promotion.
Will there be any changes to the number of StrategyPoints given at the participating poker room?
We reserve the right to change the amount of StrategyPoints we award at each of the participating poker rooms. If, for example, a particular market is regulated, some changes are required.
Can I play on several participating poker rooms at the same time?
Yes, you can earn Gemstones on several participating poker rooms at the same time. However, you must generate at least 2,500/7,500 StrategyPoints on each single room per month to earn one green/red Gemstone and cannot combine your totals for a single Gemstone.
Can I get my cash amount paid out on another poker room or in my Tell-a-Friend, Skrill or NETELLER account?
No, the money will only be paid out at the poker room where you earned the Gemstones.
Is the payout real cash or a clearable bonus?
The prize you earn in the Gemstone Promotion is real cash, which means that you can play with it right away.
How can I check to see how many Gemstones I have earned so far?
On the left side of the home page, under the "My Points" section, you can see how many Gemstones you have earned per month so far this year.