|November 1, 2006 (London, UK) – Only three days remain for poker players to enter the Ongame Network Poker Classic and have a chance at winning their share of more than one million dollars in this innovative tournament with both online and offline finals. 231 players currently have tickets for this $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em poker tournament and the prize purse already stands at $1,255,000 including a $100,000 added overlay!|
The ONPC Online Final starts on November 4 at 3PM EST and plays until 45 players remain. The tournament then pauses for four weeks and resumes in beautiful Barcelona, Spain on December 2-3. The 45 finalists will begin the Live Final with the same chip stacks they had when the tournament paused.
As well as adding $100,000 to the prize purse, Ongame Network will also pay for flights, hotel and VIP treatment for the 45 finalists. All Live Final champions are guaranteed some part of the prize pool and only need to travel if they do well in the Online Final.
Qualifiers for the ONPC are now running around-the-clock in a wide variety of sit-and-go and scheduled tournament formats. Players can qualify for as little as $1 and proceed up through the four qualifier stages or buy-in at levels from $6 to $870.
Poker players wanting to buy in directly to the Online Final, the highest buy-in event ever available online, can do so now.
For more information on the Ongame Network Poker Classic, including a list of partner sites where players can qualify or buy-in, visit http://www.ongameclassic.com.
Media, bloggers, poker fans and poker players should note that the ONPC Team will be live-blogging the Online Final on November 4 at the official tournament blog at: http://www.ongameclassic.com/blog/.
For further information please contact:
Ongame Network Poker Classic
+46 (0) 8 789 12 40
iGaming press contact:
+44 (0) 207 953 4026
About Ongame Network
Ongame Network is a leading provider of business-to-business online and mobile gaming solutions, with a focus on poker. They provide Windows, Java and Mobile poker and casino games to global partners who each differentiate their brand, technology and promotional strategies. The network consists of 20 operators, and more than 25,000 players can be found playing concurrently at peak times every day. This makes Ongame Network the largest poker network in the world, offering operators and their players a wide variety of exciting ring games and tournaments to choose from every hour of every day. Ongame Network is a division of bwin, one of the world's leading providers of online gaming entertainment. Further information about Ongame Network can be found on the Internet at www.ongamenetwork.com
About bwin Group
The bwin Group has over 10 million registered customers (including 7 million “play money” customers) in over 20 core target markets. Operating under international and regional licenses in countries like Gibraltar, Kahnawake (Canada), Belize and Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria and the United Kingdom, the Group has set itself the goal of becoming the number one address for sports betting, games and entertainment via digital distribution channels. The Group offers sports betting, poker, casino games and soft games, as well as audio and video streams on top sporting events like, for example, the German Bundesliga. The parent company bwin Interactive Entertainment AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since March 2000 (ID code “BWIN”, Reuters ID code “BWIN.VI”). Further information about the Company can be found on its investor relations website at www.bwin.ag