Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Final Heat in WPT North America Championship Satellites This Week at PlayersOnly.com

Winners to Play in High-Stakes Niagara Falls Tournament

PlayersOnly.com is sending tournament winners to Niagara Falls for the WPT North American Poker Championship where they’ll play for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money.

The last in a month-long series of Super Satellites is being held on Sunday at 5:00 ET at PlayersOnly.com. Buy-in for this final WPTNA qualifier is $200 + $12 fee. Players can qualify for the Sunday event through Sit & Go and multi-table cash satellites held throughout the week.

“There were quite a lot of players -- some pretty stiff competition, especially when it got down to the last eight of us,” said last Sunday’s satellite winner. “I held my own though. Hopefully I’ll do OK in Niagara Falls!”

Last night was the final heat in the Gold Card Poker Tour Leaderboard contest, a special competition for participants in PlayersOnly’s Gold Card rewards program. Last night’s top 100 will join the top 100 from previous heats for the Gold Card Poker Tour Final September 29th when another $12K WPTNA prize package will be awarded to the ultimate winner.

“Our players love tournaments,” said PlayersOnly.com Manager David Anderson. “We gave away $25,000 in tournament prizes over the summer and we’re continuing into the fall with the WPT qualifiers and the Million Dollar Free Roll Tournament that also started this month.”

The $12,000 prize package being awarded to Super Satellite and Gold Card Poker Tour Leaderboard winners includes the $10,000 registration fee for the World Poker Tour North America Championship tournament and travel expenses for the trip to the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Canada.

For further details on the WPT North America Championship satellite tournament series please see www.playersonly.com/contest/wtp-niagara-falls/. Information on the Million Dollar Free Roll Tournament can be found at http://www.playersonly.com/1million/.

Slots Player Survey Challenges Stereotypes

Early Results Confirm Slots are Most Popular With Women But Also Show Slots Players Are Bigger Gamblers Than Some Might Think

Going in to the final weeks of the Online Slots Player Survey, early trends confirm what many would suspect about online slots players and also challenge some common assumptions. The Survey, presented by Slotland.com, asks players about their betting habits, memorable wins and strategies for winning. With mobile gambling becoming so popular, it also includes questions about playing games on mobile phones.

Players that complete the Survey can enter a free contest. One player, drawn randomly, will win a $500 credit to their Slotland.com account.

One thing the survey’s early results suggest is that most slots players aren’t just playing for pennies. Although most said the highest they ever bet was $50 - $100 most respondents so far also said they occasionally or almost always like to place a maximum bet. Most said their biggest win ever was $1000.

There has been nearly unanimous agreement on how to win at slots: stick with a machine that feels lucky, no matter how tempting it is to switch games.

“We actually get a lot of correspondence from our players,” said John Lancelet of Slotland.com, “So we have a good impression of who they are. This survey confirms a lot of what we already understood but we’ve learned some interesting things about our players. For example, they seem to rely more than I thought on how they feel about a particular machine rather than specific playing strategies.”

Results so far show that video poker and solitaire are also popular with slots players while poker is not. Although some said they played the hugely popular online casino game occasionally, most didn’t play it much or at all.

Slotland’s Online Slots Survey challenges one popular myth about slots players. Slots are enjoyed by people of all ages, not just seniors as many might think. While survey respondents have ranged from their 20s to their 60s and older, most have been in their 30s.

Anyone online slots player can take the Online Slots Survey and get a chance to win $500. The Survey will remain online until Sunday, 23rd September at www.GamblingDaily.com/slots-survey.