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30th November 2010 -- The festive season is
drawing closer and PartyPoker.com
is making sure they treat their most-valued players
to a whole stack of presents. Palladium VIPs have
the opportunity to pick up six presents and fill their
very own Santa sack by just earning points by playing
online tables from the 1st to 14th December 2010.
spokesman said: "The premise is very simple
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bottom end there is a $50 cash bonus, while 30,000
points delivers a $5,000 WPT entry. Players are entitled
to keep all of the prizes they can win - so with six
prize levels theres six fantastic presents to
Heres whats on offer in the VIP Gift Accumulator:
Prize level Points required Prize Prize Draw tickets
1 1,500 $50 cash bonus 1
2 3,000 $100 cash 2
3 6,000 iPod Touch 4
4 12,000 $700 cash 8
5 20,000 16GB iPad 14
6 30,000 WPT entry 20
feast of presents doesnt just end here though.
Every time a player hits a prize level PartyPoker.com
award tickets for the VIP Gift Accumulator prize draw
which offers the chance to win a share of $10,000.
The more prizes a Palladium VIP earn the more entries
theyll get into the draw, giving more frequent
players a better chance of winning the $5,000 first
prize, the $3,000 second prize or the $2,000 third
prize. Winners will be announced on the 17th December.
Please note that this is an OPT-IN promotion. For
more information see: PartyPoker.com
Santa is also coming to PartyCasino.com.
Unlike the poker promotion this is open to non VIPs
too and runs from the 1st 14th December, whether
you have been bad or good. Points mean prizes including
a luxury Caribbean holiday!
for more information.
whether youve been good or bad!
00:00 ET, 1st December
Ends: 23:59 ET, 14th December
is making an early appearance. Hes spreading
Christmas cheer, handing out killer Christmas presents
to non-VIP and Palladium VIP players.
1st to 14th December, you can celebrate Christmas
in style with a double whammy of festive winning opportunities.
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up to 6 prizes, and a massive cash prize draw!
a share of Santas Party Pack is simple, and
you dont even have to sit on Santas knee!
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points by playing your favourite slots and jackpot
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youre not a VIP yet, check out the Christmas
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100 300 points
500 $50 cash bonus
1,000 $100 free cash
5,000 iPad 32GB WiFi*
iPad 32GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $600, this
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see T&Cs for details of how to receive the
non monetary alternative.
youre a Palladium VIP player, check out the
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3,000 1500 points
5,000 $150 cash bonus
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15,000 iPad 64GB WiFi**
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Luxury Caribbean Holiday has a cash alternative of
$5,000 these will automatically be credited to your
account. Please see T&Cs for details of
how to receive the non monetary alternative.
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the more entries you will receive. Check below to
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time you earn 20 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $10,000 will
be shared equally between 10 lucky players.
Big Prize Draw
time you earn 500 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $20,000 will
be shared between 3 lucky players in the following
amounts: 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $6,000 and 3rd - $4,000.
can collect points on any of our slots and jackpot
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from the 1st-14th December. Win some exceptional presents
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luck and Merry Christmas!
Introduces Five Star Poker Challenge - 29th November
will unveil the Five Star Poker Challenge, offering
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cash prizes. PartyPoker
offers some of the industrys most unique promotions
you have to do to take full advantage of the Five
Star Poker Challenge is rack up five Party Points
in a single day. Thats it; thats really
all you have to do. When you amass five points, PartyPoker
will grant you entry into a $5,000 freeroll the next
day. There are 31 freerolls that will be held in total,
meaning that the site is putting up over $150,000
for this part of the Five Star Poker Challenge promotion.
if you qualify for five of the aforementioned $5,000
freerolls, youll score entry into a $50,000
freeroll that will be held on January 2nd. Youll
be ringing in the new year in style as you vie for
a five-figure prize pool, all for playing on one of
the worlds largest online poker sites.
addition, repeat winners of the $5,000 freerolls will
be in for a special treat. Win two daily $5,000 freerolls
and youll take home a $5,000 cash prize. If
you manage to win three daily freerolls, then your
prize will be increased to $50,000. Finally, any PartyPoker
player who manages to take down five daily $5,000
freerolls will win a colossal $500,000 cash prize.
$5,000 freeroll victories dont have to be consecutive;
rather, they can happen on any days during the promotion.
is offering up one $5,000, $50,000, and $500,000 bonus,
so start playing early to claim your prize, as jackpots
will be paid out on a first come, first served basis.
found on PartyPokers
website explains how bonuses can be claimed: To
make a claim, players must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and confirm their account name. PartyPoker
will respond to all claims within 48 hours in order
to verify all claims and ensure no fraudulent play
has taken place. PartyPoker
expects to pay out bonuses within 48 hours.
$5,000 tournaments will kick off at 15:00 ET each
day during the Five Star Poker Challenge. According
to PartyPokers terms, a day runs
from 00:00 ET to 23:59 ET, so make sure to pick up
five Party Points during this time span to qualify.
in December, PartyPoker
is holding the VIP Gift Accumulator for its VIP
members. All players need to do is earn Party Points.
Then, at certain thresholds, theyll receive
rewards for their play, ranging from a $50 cash prize
to a $5,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) buy-in. Other prizes
include $100 in cash, an iPod Touch, $700 in cash,
and a 16 GB iPad, which will likely be one of the
hottest gift items for the holiday season. All prizes
are cumulative, which could make for a pretty full
stocking come Christmas morning.
VIP Gift Accumulator also includes a prize draw that
will shell out $10,000. The top payout in the prize
draw is $5,000, with cash sums of $3,000 and $2,000
also available. The VIP Gift Accumulator promotion
runs from December 1st to 14th, with the prize draw
occurring on December 17th. Players must opt into
the VIP Gift Accumulator in order to participate.
WPT buy-in is good for any event before March 31st.
Players who would rather not head to a live poker
tournament can opt for a cash alternative of $3,500.
In order to check out how many VIP Gift Accumulator
points youve earned, head to your PartyPoker
account after youve opted in.
for the full rundowns of the Five Star Poker Challenge
and VIP Gift Accumulator. (Credit:
Poker News Daily)
Moves For World Poker Tour Assets With Superior Offer
to acquire the World Poker Tour
Purchases WPT Enterprises for $12.3 Million
Poker Tour good legal standing with United States,
Casino open to World Poker Tour proposals, industry
other PartyGaming brands likely to benefit from WTP
Poker Tour Debuts on Fox Sports Net
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Hold 'em Blackjack
World Poker Tour (Abbreviated WPT) is a series of
international poker tournaments featuring most of
the world's professional players. It was started in
the United States by attorney/television producer
Steven Lipscomb, who now serves as CEO of WPT Enterprises
(WPTE), the firm that controls the World Poker Tour.
World Poker Tour is a collection of Texas hold 'em
poker tournaments held internationally, but mainly
in the United States. The television show has led
to a boom in the table game across American homes,
in local casino poker rooms and online. The key sponsors
of the tour are casinos and online poker sites. The
show, which is syndicated internationally, is co-hosted
by World Series of Poker winner Mike
Sexton, and actor Vince Van Patten. Shana Hiatt
served as the show host and sideline reporter in its
first three seasons. Courtney Friel took over the
host role for the fourth season, and Sabina Gadecki
for the fifth. Layla Kayleigh and Kimberly Lansing
began serving as hostesses in season six.
tour had its debut season in the latter part of 2002
and early part of 2003, climaxing with the WPT Championship
in April 2003 at the Bellagio Casino in Las
Vegas, Nevada. The first season aired on the Travel
Channel on American cable television in the spring
of 2003. The show made its network debut on February
1, 2004 on NBC
with a special "Battle Of Champions" tournament,
which aired against CBS coverage of the Super Bowl
XXXVIII pre-game show. The Travel Channel aired the
first five seasons of the Tour. In April 2007, WPTE
announced that the series would move to GSN for its
sixth season in the spring of 2008. The first WPT
tournament to air on GSN, the Mirage Poker Showdown,
debuted on March 24, 2008.
show's hosts Mike
Sexton and Vince Van Patten give the impression
that all of their commentary is recorded live as the
tournament happens, and they have occasionally interacted
with the players during the game. However, their comments
about hole cards are recorded after the tournament
takes place because state gaming regulations prohibit
them from observing a live feed of the "hole
card cameras". Consequently, the broadcast audio
is a mix of the live recording, and commentary recorded
drawing power of the WPT and most other poker tournaments
is that anyone who can pay the "buy-in"
(an amount ranging from $2,500 to $25,000) or win
a "satellite" tournament is able to compete
against the top professional players.
of the show find it interesting because of technical
innovations such as the ability to see the players'
hole cards through a small camera in front of them
on the poker table (an innovation first seen on the
UK program Late Night Poker). With the success of
the show, special programs, such as the "Hollywood
Home Game" (featuring celebrities playing for
charity) and "Ladies Night" (featuring six
top women players) were developed.
2004, the World Poker Tour created a Walk of Fame,
inducting poker legends Doyle Brunson and Gus Hansen
as well as actor James Garner.
in its fifth season of broadcast, it still remains
among the highest rated television programs on cable.
It airs Wednesdays on the Travel Channel. The first
three seasons of WPT are also available on NTSC DVD.
(The second season DVD set features audio commentary
by several of the players. The third season is only
available in a "Best Of" format, featuring
just half of the episodes.) CITY TV airs the WPT on
Sundays at 4pm PST in Canada with a rebroadcast at
Midnight (or shortly after depending on the length
of their Sunday Night Movie. The series will move
to Monday nights when it moves to GSN in 2008.
series of spin-off tournaments, titled the Professional
Poker Tour, began filming in 2004. Broadcast of the
series was delayed, in part because of a dispute with
the Travel Channel over rights. In the fall of 2005,
WPTE announced that "a cable channel" (believed
to be ESPN) had withdrawn from bidding for the PPT
series, and that WPTE was negotiating with the Travel
Channel to air the series. On January 30, 2006, WPTE
and the Travel Channel announced that they had dismissed
all open lawsuits. The series began regular broadcast
July 5, 2006, but was suspended after one season as
WPTE couldn't find a television home for a second
January 2008, the WPT announced a set of tournaments
for women, known as WPT Ladies. The first season will
have five events, with buy-ins ranging from $300 to
$1,500. The final table of the final event will be
fictional WPT championship match is the setting for
the 2007 feature film Deal. Sexton, Van Patten, and
Friel are slated to play themselves and a number of
other poker professionals and poker-playing celebrities
are reportedly in the cast. The WPT set was shipped
to New Orleans for filming following the season 4
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World Poker Tour
Championship Begins Saturday - 16th April 2009
Poker News Daily)
Saturday, the World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship
will kick off from the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The
$25,000 buy-in tournament is the last stop of Season
VII and will crown a champion seven days later.
year, David Chiu emerged victorious from a pack of
545 entrants en route to victory. He pocketed $3.4
million for his efforts, one of the largest paydays
in WPT history. The finale featured Chiu take on Full
Tilt Poker pro Gus Hansen, one of the world’s
most feared players. Hansen landed a $1.7 million
consolation prize. Also at the final table were John
Roveto (third for $923,355), Cory “UGOTPZD”
Carroll (fourth for $593,645), Tommy Le (fifth for
$395,725), and Jeff King (sixth for $263,815). A total
of 100 players finished in the money during the Season
VI WPT Championship.
a tournament series that has seen a bevy of events
come and go, the WPT Championship has remained a staple.
The annual end of year gala has seen some of the world’s
top poker players dominate. During the Season V WPT
Championship, “The Spaniard” Carlos Mortensen
triumphed over a field of 639 players and cashed for
$3.9 million. He defeated World Series of Poker (WSOP)
bracelet winner Kirk Morrison heads-up; Morrison took
home $2.0 million for his efforts. Others who claimed
life-changing money were Paul Lee (third for $1.1
million), Guy Laliberte (fourth for $696,220), Tim
Phan (fifth for $464,110), and Mike Wattel (sixth
Season IV final table will go down as one of the most
talented in the history of the WPT. In the end, Joe
Bartholdi, a poker player in his 20s, bested Davidson
Matthew heads-up and grabbed $3.8 million. Roland
de Wolfe, James Van Alstyne, and Men “The Master”
Nguyen also made the final table. During Season III,
Tuan Le outlasted Paul Maxfield heads-up in a tournament
that attracted 453 entrants. The duo were joined by
Hasan Habib, John “The Razor” Phan, European
Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Grand Final winner Rob
Hollink, and Phil Ivey at the televised final table.
II saw Martin de Knijff battle Habib in the finale,
with the former coming out on top and earning $2.7
million. Matt Matros and recent Bay 101 Shooting Star
Champion Steve Brecher were also at the final table,
taking third and sixth, respectively. The first ever
WPT Championship was held in 2003, with Alan Goehring
defeating Kirill Gerasimov. Goehring earned $1 million
for the win over a final table that also featured
Ivey, Doyle Brunson, and Ted Forrest. The $25,000
buy-in event is the richest of any WPT tournament.
Each event’s winner during the regular season
takes home an entry.
is the schedule for the seventh annual WPT Championship
at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. All times are local:
April 18th, 2009: Day 1A, 12:00pm
Sunday, April 19th, 2009: Day 1B, 12:00pm
Monday, April 20th, 2009: Day 2, 12:00pm
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009: Day 3, 12:00pm
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009: Day 4, 12:00pm
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009: Day 5, 12:00pm
Friday, April 24th, 2009: Day 6, 12:00pm
Saturday, April 25th, 2009: Final Table, TBA
addition to the WPT Championship, a $540 buy-in ClubWPT
side event will take place on April 23rd at 2:00pm.
ClubWPT is the tournament series’ subscription-based
online poker room that accepts customers from the
United States. Super satellites to the Main Event
are also taking place daily. The final opportunity
for players to win their way into the WPT Championship
occurs on Saturday at 10:00pm; super satellite tournaments
boast a $1,590 price tag.
Season VII WPT Championship will air on Fox Sports
Net, which also holds the rights to broadcast Season
VIII of the roving tournament series. New episodes
air on Sunday nights.
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month, ClubWPT members will get access to a digital
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