Ladbrokes Poker satellites for $5,000 'Vegas Dream' packages to the WSOP to be won

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Qualification is now up and running online at Ladbrokes Poker to win 'Vegas Dream' packages worth $5,000. These packages can will be won every Wednesday night via the weekly finals. With seven Team Ladbrokes qualifiers in the first week of launch, it's already proven popular amongst the community.

After Ladbrokes Poker qualifier Peter Eastgate won the WSOP 2008 Main Event, Ladbrokes Poker has decided to play its hand a little differently for this year's World Series. Instead of concentrating on the Main Event, Ladbrokes are offering their players $5,000 Ladbrokes 'Vegas Dream' packages consisting of:

Seven nights accommodation at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
$2,000 expenses
Vegas Dream Satellite Bankroll to play three Main Event Satellites in Vegas for 20 Main Event seats1 - 2 of which are exclusive to Ladbrokes Vegas Dream package holders
VIP status in the hottest nightclubs in Vegas
Legendary Ladbrokes Poker hospitality

Qualification is now up and running online at Ladbrokes Poker and 'Vegas Dream' packages will be won every Wednesday night via the weekly finals. With seven Team Ladbrokes qualifiers in the first week, it's already proven popular amongst the community.

The decision to offer 'Vegas Dream' packages instead of a straight Main Event package, was taken to after a review which identified that the vast majority of WSOP qualifiers leave Vegas each year disappointed. The reality is that only 10% of players actually cash in the Main Event whereas the majority put in a lot of hours to come away with nothing.

Edward Ihre, MD of Ladbrokes Poker commented: "Our goal this year is to deliver the 'Vegas Dream' to as many of our poker players as possible. Las Vegas is about more than just playing in the WSOP Main Event, there are so many other things to see, do and enjoy. We think we've got the balance just right - our customers will have a great time in Vegas courtesy of us and still have a chance to play live poker against other Laddies players to win one of our Main Event seats. If they win a seat into the Main Event, they can choose to take home the $10,000 or take a long shot at the big one."

The Ladbrokes Poker 'Vegas Dream' package is about combining all that is great about Vegas whilst keeping alive the dream of playing in the WSOP Main Event. The primary objective will be to enjoy everything about Vegas during the World Series. And, of course, winning a Main Event package would be a very welcome bonus.

Winners of the 'Vegas Dream' package will arrive in Las Vegas on the 27th June and depart on the 4th July. During their time in Vegas they'll be treated like VIP's enjoying the legendary Ladbrokes Poker hospitality at world famous card rooms, including Binion's Casino, the original home of the World Series."

Players are just two or three short steps away from winning one of the Ladbrokes Poker 'Vegas Dream' packages with a range of very affordable satellites that start from $6. The satellites represents brilliant value for poker players wanting to visit Las Vegas during one of the most exciting poker tournaments of the year:

Step 1 - Daily Satellites

The $6 daily satellite will see one player qualify for the daily final for every $60 in the prizepool
One in six players will make it through to the daily final in the $10 rebuy.

Step 2 - Daily Final

One person for every $550 in the daily finals prize pool will qualify through to the weekly final

Step 3 - Weekly final

One in ten players in the $550 weekly final will win a Ladbrokes Poker Vegas Dream package.

Ladbrokes Poker as in previous years will make provision for accommodation and hospitality for players that remain in the Main Event as long as they continue to wear the approved Ladbrokes Poker apparel throughout the tournament.

Ladbrokes Poker 'Vegas Dream' packages online satellites

Daily                                     Satellites             $6
Daily                        Satellites          $10 Rebuy
Thursday - Tuesday                     Daily Finals            $55+$5
Wednesday                             Weekly finals         $500 +$50

For further information
Please contact
Samantha Alleyne
Ladbrokes Press Office
0208 515 5440
07976 180 201

1The number of main event seats available depends on the number of Dream Vegas packages awarded.

Please note that this schedule & locations are currently subject to change, but will be confirmed once the 2009 WSOP event schedule is published.

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