On Tuesday, Card Player Magazine launched their Spade Club poker software. Spade Club is a poker community that focuses on helping players improve their game. To this end, Spade Club comes with a host of poker tools, including an odds calculator and a hand helper, which will advise you on just how strong your hand is given the hand strength and number of opponents. By playing on Spade Club players will have many chances to win cash and prizes. At the end of each month there is a $40,000 freeroll where the winner will earn $10,000.
Players at Spade Club are divided into two groups, regular members and exclusive members. More features are available to exclusive members, but they come at a price of $19.99/month, or $149.95/year. The year-long package is definitely the better deal if you expect to remain a member, as it will save you close to $90 in membership fees. Exclusive members can use the hand helper and odds calculator, can also use their winnings to pay for their membership, and get a free digital subscription to Card Player Magazine.
Unlike the commercials you see on TV for Poker Stars or some other poker site, Spade Club truly is not a gambling site, as you will never put your own money into the site, unless you spring for an exclusive membership. Without putting one penny of your own money in, you can walk away with thousands of dollars in winnings. Spade Club’s entry requirements are based on current sweepstakes laws.
Spade Club is providing new ways for poker players to take advantage of their skill without having to risk money. It will be interesting to see how the site fares over the coming months.