|The pressure is mounting as the knock out rounds of poker’s most innovative tournament have started. For a $10 buy in, players can now enter the Goalpoker.com Champions League of Poker tourney in the quarter finals for their chance to win an all expenses paid seat at the UEFA Champions League final on 17 May and a share in the $50,000 prize pot. |
After battling out at the final table in a top London casino, the ten lucky football fans will be given full VIP treatment as they are flown to Paris. The winners will be put up in luxury accommodation before attending club football’s European showpiece at The Stade de France. However, one lucky winner will walk away with the incredible Goalpoker.com Champions League of Poker Trophy to boot and the prestige of being the first ever winner of the poker worlds equivalent of football’s top club prize.
To get to the final table, players will first have to win their way through ten rounds of poker. The series follows a similar format to a football tournament with players first having to qualify from group stages to progress.
Nick Fitt, CEO and founder of Goalpoker.com comments: “2006 is a huge year for football and it would be great to see two British teams make the Champions League final. However, whichever teams make the cut, it is guaranteed to be another fantastic night of football in the Stade de France and we are guaranteeing VIP seats for the game for all ten final table players! There can be only one winner though and the amazing trophy and prestige will be theirs!”
Goalpoker is the only football themed poker website in the world offering fans the chance to play against each other as well as win money can’t buy football prizes.
Poker fans can download Goalpoker’s game from www.goalpoker.com . The Champions League of Poker Tournament is every Thursday night at 21.00 GMT.
For more information please contact:
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Notes to editors:
Goalpoker is the official online poker partner of Newcastle United FC
It was the first betting company to sponsor an event in the UAE, at the 2006 SoccerEx convention in Dubai
Winners have so far played poker against ex international players, taken on legends such as Bryan Robson, Leonardo and Ian Dowie at 5-a-side, flown out to Spain to watch La Liga games, watched Premiership matches as VIP’s and attended the infamous Argentina v England friendly