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Elite Benefits Program Fact Sheet

Player points and Benefit Points are two distinctly different things. Learn here how you can use each of them.

Benefit Points accumulation determines your Player Level in Elite Benefits. Player Points are earned simultaneously to your benefit points depending upon what level you’ve attained in our Benefits Program. The more you play, the higher the Benefit point multiplier is rewarded to you. Player Points are a redeemable currency.

How to earn Benefit Points:

You can earn benefit points simply by playing any real money tournament or cash game on BlackChip poker. For every game in which a fee is paid or a rake is taken, you will receive Benefit points. Best of all, BlackChip Poker uses the weighted contributed methodology to calculate your points. That means players earn more credit based on how much rake they contribute to a pot.

BlackChip Poker strives to ensure Elite Benefits program a great incentive for both cash game and tournament players.

In all BlackChip Poker tournaments, players will earn 5.5 Player Points for every $1 paid in tournament fees. For example, let’s say you are playing an online poker tournament that costs $10+1 to get into. $10 goes to the prize pool and $1 is the entry fee. The $10 in the tournament does not count for calculating your Benefit Points. For tournaments, we only look at the fee associated with the buy-in. In this example, that is $1, and as you are awarded 5.5 BPs for every $1 in fees paid, you will earn 5.5 BPs.

Should the buy-in be less than $1, you are still earning. You will earn fractional BPs, too. For example, in a real-money SnG with a $5+0.50 buy-in, you will earn 2.75 BPs (5.5 / 2 = 2.75 BPs).

In BlackChip Poker cash gamesyou will earn Benefit Points for the rake taken from each hand due to we use the weighted contributed methodology. That means players earn more credit based on how much rake they contribute to a pot

Benefit Points are awarded at a rate of 5.5 BPs for each $1 you contribute to the rake. 

Please note that in all ring games, Rank Points will be credited at the end of a hand. That means if you leave a table before the hand is completed, you risk forfeiting the RPs for that hand. To make sure you are paid the RPs you deserve, click “Sit Out”, and wait until the start of the next hand before leaving the table.

The amount of Player Points Earned Depends on your Elite Status:

Players can earn up to 5 Player Points for every one Benefit Point Earned. 

Please refer to the chart below that explains the different point multipliers dependent upon monthly player level.

Monthly Player Levels:

Level Monthly BPs Required PPs per BP
ROUNDER 750 1.5
GRINDER 3,000 2
VETERAN 7,500 2.5

Yearly Player Levels:

VIP LevelYearly BPs RequiredPPs per BP
LEGEND 100,000 3.5
ICON 1,000,000 5

To help you understand the chart, we have put together a few scenarios:

A Player plays in a raked hand and earns 1 Rank Point. He will also earn 1 Player Point. A Grinder playing in the same game will also collect 1 Player Point. Here is where it gets interesting. Instead of earning 1 Benefit Point, he will earn 2 of them. That is because for every one Rank Point the Grinder earned, he will receive two Benefit Point. In this scenario, 1 x 2 = 2

How does this translate to tournaments? In tourneys, you will earn 5.5 BPs for every $1 in fee paid. So if a Veteran plays in a $50+5 tournament, he will earn 27.5 Benefit Points ($5 in tournament fees multiplied by 5.5; 5 x 5.5 = 27.5 PPs). Since the Veteran gets 2.5 Player Points per Benefit Point, he will earn 68.75 Player Points, while a Player Level will receive 27.5 PPs for the same tournament.

You Can Monitor Your Elite Status Level in the Lobby

In order to see the amount of BPs you have earned along with your monthly progress on achieving the level of your choosing, simply click on the ‘Rewards Tab’ in the main lobby of the poker client.

Your player point balance will also be displayed in the ‘Rewards’ area.

Player Points Expire Only Should You Let Them

Provided that you earn at least one player point in a calendar year your player points will never expire. It’s as simple as logging in one day and playing one hand a ring game or one tournament. Do this, and your player points will always be yours. Should you fail to earn one player point in a calendar year your points will be set to expire on December 31st of that year.