GIBRALTAR, June 12 /CNW/ - Online poker players who qualified for the
WSOP Main Event through MansionPoker.com's satellite poker tournaments have
automatically been entered into a special freeroll for a chance to win a place
at the WSOP Celebrity Bounty Bash. Up for grabs is prize money of US$20,000, a
US$13,000 package to the WSOP 2010 Main Event, and the opportunity to play
against some of poker's greatest players.
MansionPoker.com players qualified for the WSOP Main Poker Event through
buy-ins ranging from 77 cents to US$535. One online poker player even
qualified via a freeroll, having won entry by simply playing for 20 days
during a promotion.
The special freeroll takes place on June 21, 2009, and is open to all
winners of network packages to the WSOP main event. Only 21 poker players can
qualify for the Celebrity Bounty Bash, so the online poker freeroll will be
played until only these 21 remain. They will then go on to the live poker
tournament at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, on July 9, 2009.
Prize money at the live tournament is US$20,000, winner takes all, and in
addition to the 21 qualifiers are six of the best players known to poker -
formidable opponents Scott Nguyen, Neil Channing, Jamie Gold, Marty Smith and
Tony G. Also playing is Emmy Award-winning talk-show host Montel Williams,
poker enthusiast, and an active campaigner for US poker players' rights in
online poker gaming.
The bounty on each of these celebrities is a US$13,000 package to the
WSOP 2010 Main Event, to be won by any player who knocks them out.
For further information:
For further information: Contact details: Amy Williams, Tel:
+350-200-72550, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org