Wichita, KS, May 12, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Imagine the lights, the cameras, the action of the World Series of Poker. Celebrities around every corner. Casinos jammed to the rafters with wannabe players and curious onlookers. It’ll be hotter inside than outside.
Over the last year 125,000+ Amateur Poker League members across the United States have been competing for that "Experience of a Lifetime", entry into the 2007 World Series of Poker and other exciting prizes like HDTV's, swimming pools, digital cameras, and more.
Representing Amateur Poker League at the 2007 World Series of Poker will be Amateur Poker League National Champion Dave Michaud of Debary Florida, Dennis Woodcox of Wichita Kansas, Gary Bailey of Carrollton Texas, Mark Bumgardner of Carrollton Texas, and Kevin Artman of Plano Texas.
Dave Michaud has been a member of Amateur Poker League since October of 2005. He has taken first place in 10 APL Events and has placed in the top 16 at least 100 times since joining the league. Dave's outstanding play helped him to overcome the competition in a field of 185 of the best amateurs from around the United States to win the Amateur Poker League National Championship earning him the coveted $10,000 main event ticket.
Gary Bailey, Mark Bumgardner, and Kevin Artman will be participating in $1500.00 No Limit Hold'em Events at the 2007 World Series of Poker. Dennis Woodcox will be representing APL in a $1000.00 No Limit Hold'em Event.
APL members participate in Free poker tournaments in restaurants and bars across the country. Players are stepping into a competitive arena teaming with enthusiasm and camaraderie. "It's not just about winning," says Amateur Poker League member Dan Dutcher, "It's also about the fun and the social interaction that makes an evening of APL’s brand of Texas Hold’em poker so enjoyable." Members are getting out of the house, away from their computers and televisions, and enjoying the company of friends and those who will soon become their friends. This “front porch” scenario has contributed greatly to APL’s thriving success. Rookies are encouraged to join the action, become APL members for free and shoot for the stars.
In addition to the social aspect of APL’s events, members are honing their poker skills through competition and repetition. They’re learning how to read their opponents, handle pressure and learn from mistakes. For the serious players wanting to advance to higher levels of poker, APL action is the ideal starting point with no risks, just rewards.
To find out how you can become involved in this exciting form of entertainment for free, please visit amateurpokerleague.com.