CircusCasino.com, the recently launched online casino from UK giant Genting Stanley, is giving players two chances to enter its upcoming land-based Poker Classic competition featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000.
Alderney-licensed CircusCasino.com revealed that the format for its Second Chance promotion is a first of its kind for the UK and allows players from its over 40 land-based casinos operating under the Circus, Mint and Maxims brands an chance to qualify online at no extra cost.
The Second Chance promotion sees players that did not qualify through one of its land-based tournaments automatically receive another shot to make it to the Classic through an online qualifier. In addition, online players who buy into a $200,000 Second Chance Monday night tournament will receive another go at a future virtual competition if they do not win.
The no-limit Texas Hold’em qualifiers begin this week for a chance at the finals, which will run from October 30 to November 2 at the Circus Casino at Star City in Birmingham. Land-based players that did not qualify will get a free, second chance token worth $55 that can be used for a future online qualifier.
'We have created a unique tournament, which allows us to offer both offline and online players a free, second chance to reach the $200,000 final,” said Peter Nolan, Managing Director Online for Genting Stanley.
'We don't believe this format has been tried before and it is a great way of showcasing both sides of our business by allowing players a free opportunity to play on our new CircusPoker.co.uk platform.
'Although we only launched CircusPoker.co.uk less than a month ago, as the UK's biggest casino operator, we have tremendous heritage and, therefore, we are able to offer a substantial guaranteed prize pool for our inaugural tournament.'