Fargo, ND, November 29, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Free Poker Network announced the details of its latest poker league contest to send a total of 21 amateur poker players to Las Vegas to compete in a 2008 World Series of Poker event.
“This is our biggest contest yet and is a reflection of the popularity of poker in mainstream America,” according to league founder Brook Lyter.
Now more players than ever before will qualify for a seat in the world’s richest tournament by playing at their hometown bar & grill - for free.
“The best part is seeing an amateur poker player’s dream come true, getting a shot at the big time. It’s an exciting experience.” Lyter understands that dream better than most, having placed runner up in a World Poker Tour event in 2006.
Similar to pool & dart leagues, poker leagues have become increasingly popular as a form of entertainment to drive in traffic for bars. Participants compete in weekly Texas Holdem tournaments for points and there is never an entry fee for the tournaments.
The Free Poker Network poker leagues are currently hosted at 240 bars across the upper Midwest with well over 10,000 active players.
The contest, nicknamed “Destination Las Vegas - 21 Seats,” awards twenty regional prize packages including entry to a $1,500 buy-in event at the 2008 World Series of Poker, plus airfare and hotel accommodations to Las Vegas. The overall champion will receive entry to the $10,000 buy-in Main Event and an opportunity to win millions. Amateur player Jerry Yang from California won $8,250,000 in last year’s Main Event.
The Free Poker Network, Inc is a marketing and promotions company based in Fargo, North Dakota. The league began in 2005 and has expanded steadily to become the largest poker league of its kind in the country. The new contest is part of a nationwide expansion campaign.