Melbourne, Vic (PRWEB) July 30, 2008
iPoker (http://www.pokernewscup.com/ipokersatellites.php) and PokerNews have come together to launch a huge satellite series to the PokerNews Cup Australia (http://www.pokernewscup.com/) running every Friday beginning August 8.
Following a successful satellite series to the inaugural PokerNews Cup in 1997, iPoker have once again come on board to give players exclusive opportunities to win a massive USD8,000 package to the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia. Last year's PokerNews Cup awarded over $1.5 Million in prizes and welcomed over 1,500 poker enthusiasts from Asia, Europe and The Americas. Crown Casino played host and will once again be the premiere venue for this year's PokerNews Cup running October 12-20.
iPoker's Satellite Series will award winners with a USD8,000 package consisting of:
- Entry to the Main Event (AUD2,200)
- Entry to Event 1 (AUD 230) - 75k Guaranteed
- 10 nights stay at the lavishly appointed Crown Promenade Hotel
- Access to a private cruise with unlimited premium drinks on Melbourne city's main water feature - The Yarra River
- Access to a private tour of an Australian Animal Sanctuary featuring rare wildlife in their natural surroundings
- An invite to the Official Team PokerNews Welcome Party
- A player pack complete with all the best PokerNews merchandise
The Satellite Series begins August 8 featuring Weekly Super Satellites running every Friday until September 26. Buy-in to the Super Satellite is available at $300+$20.
Satellite Series Structure
- $50+$5 Freezeout - 1 seat for every $320 collected - Daily at 22:55 GMT
- $40+$4 Rebuys/Add ons - 1 seat for every $320 collected - 15:50 GMT daily (except Tuesdays)
- $10+$1 Rebuys/Add ons - 1 seat for every $320 collected - Daily at 12:55 GMT
- $6+$0.60 Rebuys/Add ons - 1 seat for every $55 collected to the 22:55 GMT Stage 1 - Daily at 15:25 GMT & 18:35 GMT Turbo (except Fridays)
- $5+$0.50 Rebuys/ Add ons - 1 seat for every $44 collected to the same day's 15:50 GMT Stage 1 - Daily at 12:00 GMT (except Saturdays)
- $5+$0.50 Rebuys/ Add ons - 1 seat for every $44 collected to the next day's 15:50 GMT Stage 1 - Daily at 19:25 GMT
- $64+$6 - 1 seat for every 5 players to the Weekly Super Satellite
- $32+$3 - 1 seat for every 10 players to the Weekly Super Satellite
- $5.50+$0.50 (10 players) to the 22:55 Stage 1 Satellite
- $4.40+$0.40 (10 players) to the 15:50 Stage 1 Satellite
Visit http://www.PokerNewsCup.com for general tournament information.
About PokerNews Ltd
PokerNews Ltd incorporates PokerNews.com which is considered to be the independent online poker authority, having been picked by Forbes as "Best of Web" for the Poker category. PokerNews features daily news, reviews of the major poker rooms, special bonuses and freerolls, and is available in over 30 different languages. PokerNews has recently branched out into tournament reporting and was named as the exclusive live update and chip count provider for the 2007 & 2008 World Series of Poker, as well as being the official media partner of the Aussie Millions.