Everest Poker Launches European Poker Championship in Italy

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The international poker site launches live qualifiers for its European Championship in Italy.

We have tailored the local events of the Everest Poker European Championship to the needs and poker level of each market

Live qualifiers for the Everest Poker European Championship, a series of free roll live and online poker tournaments for amateurs run throughout Europe, launches in Italy on May 6th in Cagliari.

During May, Italian players can compete for free to represent Italy in the Everest Poker European Championship finale being held at the Casino de Barcelona on 9 September 2006, which will be a free roll offering a €50,000 prize pool. Live qualifiers will be offered in Cagliari, Torino as well as two events in Milano.

The Everest Poker European Championship (EPEC) is open to all Europeans. The event will consist of a series of free poker tournaments in 7 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Denmark, and Sweden from March to June 2006. Players from all over Europe can also qualify at free, online satellites at http://www.everestpoker.com from May to August 2006.

Winners from the Italian free-roll events and online tournaments will receive a prize package including an invitation to participate in the €50,000 free roll at the Casino de Barcelona and travel expenses. This package is valued at €900.

Ultimately, 100 players from throughout Europe will qualify to represent their country in a European Championship finale which will take place at the world famous Casino de Barcelona in Spain on September 9, 2006. The prize pool for this free roll is €50,000 offered by Everest Poker.

“We have tailored the local events of the Everest Poker European Championship to the needs and poker level of each market”, comments Ken Berman, European Product Manager for Everest Poker. “Everest Poker is dedicated to making poker a fun and easy-to-learn game, accessible to all. Our European championship is therefore focused on teaching amateurs and providing an opportunity for players of all levels to experience the thrill of playing Texas Hold’ em live.”

Since its inception, Everest Poker has taken an active role in the European poker community by creating the first online poker room to be fully localized in 11 languages with 24/7 customer support in 15 languages. Following the increase in popularity of live and online poker, and the success of Everest Poker’s sponsorship of local European tournaments such as the German Poker Tour 2005 and the French Poker Tour 2005/2006, the site has decided to go a step further in bringing poker to the European community by organising a Europe-wide championship for recreational players and amateurs.

About Everest Poker

Everestpoker.com is the first site dedicated to the international poker playing community. Recognizing the many non-English speaking poker enthusiasts around the world, Everest Poker has built the only poker software fully localized in 11 different languages. In addition, Everestpoker.com offers poker players customer support in 15 languages, and is involved with local poker initiatives through partnerships and participation in national, European and worldwide tournaments. Everest Poker is owned by Ultra Internet Media. Incorporated in 1997, UIM is one of the pioneers of multi-lingual online casino gaming, localizing its casino and poker products into 15 languages. UIM entertains users every day from over 200 countries around the world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.everestpoker.com

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