|BELIZE CITY, Belize, Dec. 15, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Royal Vegas Poker (www.royalvegaspoker.com), the online poker room that transforms amateur poker players into professionals, announces a one time only freeroll for a seat to the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, the world's biggest land-based tournament. On Saturday, December 17, at 9:30 p.m. EST, Royal Vegas will end 2005 by awarding the first of many seats to the 2006 championship in a massive freeroll for all registered players. |
Up to 10,000 players can enter this event for a chance to be flown to Las Vegas to participate in poker's most esteemed tournament. The prize package, valued at $12,500, includes airfare and deluxe accommodations, as well as the $10,000 buy-in to the tournament. Places 2 through 10 in the freeroll will share a prize pool of $2,500, ensuring that no one will leave the final table empty-handed.
Over the past few years, the Internet has had a tremendous influence over land-based poker. The last three WSOP champions played online and two of them -- Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer -- won their seats to the Main Event on the Web.
Royal Vegas Poker, one of the oldest and most reputable card rooms online today, has been sending its players to land-based events since the beginning of the poker craze. Players from Royal Vegas have gone on to play at the Monte Carlo Millions, the Aussie Millions and the 2005 World Series of Poker.
With this tournament, Royal Vegas kicks off its quest to find the next Internet poker star. To register, sign up at www.RoyalVegasPoker.com today.
About Royal Vegas Poker
Hosted by Lou Krieger, author of 'Poker for Dummies,' Royal Vegas Poker is the site where thousands of players come to play and 'Beat the Experts' every Wednesday night. A safe, fun and trusted poker room, Royal Vegas Poker has been nominated for both the 2004 Gold Award and 2004 Silver Award for 'Top Poker Site' from Gambling Online Magazine, and is a top-rated poker site at Casinomeister.
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