Go for the gold in August at BetVictor €40,000 Poker Olympics

31 July 2012

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- BetVictor Poker today announces its Poker Olympics taking place in August across five events at the site.

The opening ceremony kicks of on Wednesday August 1 with a raft of athletics events running throughout the month and €40,000 in prizes to be won.

The Triple Jump sees any player who gets dealt any pocket pair as their starting hand three times in a row at the same Texas hold’em cash game table win a cash prize of €300.

The High Jump sees any player lucky enough to hit a royal flush at any stakes on a Texas hold’em cash game table using at least one of their hole cards win a cash prize of €100.

The 400-Meter Hurdles sees players who win four consecutive six-seat turbo sit ‘n’ go (SNG) tournaments in a row at the same stakes win a brand-new iPad (at €10+€1 stake level) or €200 (at €2+€1 stake level).

Elsewhere, the first of four Marathon tournaments takes place on Thursday August 9 at 19:00 CET where players will compete for two hours to win a MacBook Air. It costs just 20 VIP Points to compete in the Marathon.

The VIP Points must be earned in the 48 hours prior to the start of each event, which is limited to 1,000 players. Play in the Marathon tournament will be stopped after two hours and the payouts will be based on the chip counts at that time. As well as the MacBook Air, second to fifth place will each earn €100 while sixth to tenth will each collect €50. Subsequent Marathon tournaments will take place on August 16, 23 and 30 at 19:00 CET.

Finally the "blue ribband" Sprint Challenges is offering up four free European Masters of Poker Barcelona packages worth €2,000 each.

Each package will be given away in a freeroll which has a VIP Point buy-in which must be earned from August 1 up to the starting time of the tournament.

Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor, said, “Like poker, qualifying for and competing at the Olympics takes a lot of commitment, skill and a little bit of luck. The Poker Olympics rewards our own poker athletes with lots of opportunities to finish number one on the podium and take down gold for being the best. Good luck to all Olympians, whether on the track, field or felt this summer!”

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