Start tables, play short-handed and earn more Poker Points!

What is Early Bird?

The early bird catches the worm! Play cash poker short-handed, and earn a boost to the amount of Poker Points you earn. Only hands dealt that include three players or less will qualify for the points boost. The accrual of Poker Points update in real time, meaning you can literally watch the points rack up!

What boost do I get?

For every hand that you play with three players or less, you will receive a 50% boost on the amount of Poker Points you will earn.

What are Poker Points?

Poker Points are awarded as part of Sky Poker's loyalty scheme, Sky Poker Rewards. You can earn them by playing your favourite games here on Sky Poker. The Early Bird bonus only applies to Cash poker however. Earn Poker Points for every hand you generate rake in. For more information about how to earn Poker Points click here.

So, start a new table, or simply continue playing with three or fewer in the hands to earn your Early Bird Bonus! 

Terms & Conditions

1. The Early Bird promotion only boosts points by 50% if they are earned by playing at a cash poker table. Sit & Go's and Tournaments are not applicable.

2. The Early Bird boost will only apply if there are three or fewer players playing at a 6-max cash table. Early Bird bonuses are not awarded to players solely playing Heads Up Cash.

3. Only cash hands dealt when there are three or fewer players will qualify for the Poker Point boost. Once four or more players are at the table, normal accrual of Poker Points will resume.

4. Cash hands played on a mobile device will be eligible for the poker point boost.

5. Early Bird bonuses will not be awarded in conjunction with any other promotion and/or offer. Should a similar Promotion run simultaneously with Early Bird, only one type of boost will be awarded. 

6. This promotion is open to all UK, Isle of Man, Channel Island, Republic of Ireland, Finland & Gibraltar residents aged 18 and over who have a fully registered Sky Poker account. Any account that has self-excluded, is suspensed or closed at the time of prize allocation will not be eligible to recieve any cash and/or prizes.

7. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or violates the Rules of this Promotion and/or the rules of Sky Poker. Please note: The game play of all Sky Poker Early Bird players will be audited, and any attempt at/or evidence of game play irregularities or collusion will result in the cash/prize being withdrawn.

8. We reserve the right to alter, amend or terminate this Promotion, or any aspect of it including changing any dates and/or cancelling Early Bird, at any time with prior notice. We may make changes to these Terms and Conditions and the Rules and will notify you of these changes by posting the modified terms on this page. We recommend you revisit these Terms and Conditions regularly, and by your continued use of the Website you accept any such modified terms.

9. Any dispute or situation not covered by the Rules will be resolved by our management in the manner it deems to be the fairest to all concerned, and that decision shall be final and/or binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

10. If the Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including any problems or technical malfunction beyond our control, we shall incur no liability and no Prize will be awarded. 

11. Sky Poker accepts no responsibility whatsoever for system or connection problems that might affect any player during any Cash session, such as a fold/timeout, or disconnects as per the general rules of the Sky Poker service. If the game is disrupted by system or network issues, Sky Poker reserves the right to resolve the issue as it sees fit. 

12. In order to earn Poker Points players must be opted in to our loyalty scheme Sky Poker Rewards. You can do so by entering the word 'REWARDS' into the 'My Account' section.

13. All bonus cash quoted are in pounds sterling (GBP). If an account is held in an alternative currency then the cash bonus amount will be converted at the relevant exchange rate provided by Sky Poker's banking partner on the day the bonus is credited. Accounts will be credited with the cash bonus before 23:59:59 GMT by, or on the 5th business day following the calendar month end, in accordance with the payout structure shown in the weight contribution poker points tables.

14. The Sky Poker Rewards points toolbar or counter that displays poker points and cash bonuses, is for display purposes. Any errors reported within the display will not be honoured and the Sky Poker Rewards bonus will be based on the poker points earned month to date only. 

15. Sky Poker reserves the right to refuse this offer to any player or to withdraw this/or part of this offer/promotion at any time.

16. The Promotion will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

17. Bonne Terre Limited (trading as Sky Poker) with a registered office address of Maison de la Pais, Wide Lane, Alderney, GY9 3UZ is the promoter of this offer.

18. Gamble responsibly. For more info visit www.gambleaware.co.uk or telephone 0845 6000 133.  

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