Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Low Bid Auction Easier Route to WSOP Than Winning a Satellite Tournament

PlayersOnly.com $150,000 WSOP Giveaway Includes 12 WSOP Satellite Tournaments and a Unique Low Bid Auction

While some players battle it out at online satellite tournaments, PlayersOnly players have found an even easier way to get to the WSOP. The winner of the WSOP Low Bid Auction currently running on the popular casino, poker and sportsbetting site – the bidder with the lowest unique bid – will get a $12K WSOP prize package for the price of their winning bid. Since there are a number of values under a dollar that haven’t yet received bids, the winner may actually get himself to the WSOP Main Event for a buck or less.

“I guess people assume all the small amounts will already have received multiple bids,” said PlayersOnly.com Brand Manager David Anderson. “In fact, when we did a Low Bid Auction for a plasma TV a couple of months ago, it ended up going for fifty-three cents, so you never know!”

The WSOP Prize Package being auctioned includes airfare, accommodation and enough cash to register in the ultimate poker tournament, the World Series of Poker Main Event, which will be held in Las Vegas July 6 – 17 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Bids can be placed online at www.playersonly.com/bidWSOP. Bids can also be placed by cell phone by text (Full Phone Bid instructions also at www.playersonly.com/bidWSOP.) Any registered player can place bids and players can place as many bids as they want. Registration is free, however PlayersOnly.com accepts registrations from U.S. residents only. There is a charge of US$1.99 per bid – but the first bid online is FREE.

PO is also hosting WSOP Satellite tournaments every Sunday night. Players can even win a free seat at the Sunday night match by winning one of several daily multi-table cash satellites

The annual World Series of Poker is the most prestigious contest for serious poker players and winning it is considered to be the ultimate achievement in any poker player’s career. There are several events, including Texas Hold'em Limit, Omaha Pot Limit, 7-Card-Stud Hi/Lo, Pot Limit, No Limit, and other types of poker such as Razz and Lowball, ending with the grand finale – the World Championship Event. The winner gets the coveted World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet and the title of World Champion.

Last year, Jamie Gold won the largest WSOP prize in history, more than $12 million. Chris Moneymaker was the first WSOP winner to have won his WSOP seat by winning an online satellite tournament, motivating millions to go for it themselves. This year, the winner could end up being a PlayersOnly.com player that bought their seat for under a dollar.

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