Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The most high profile races this summer are likely to be at the this year's London Olympics but poker players can get in on the race action too, and bag some cash in the process.
The Race To Riches from GR88.com starts this Friday and will be rewarding players with $100k. Four week-long rake races will run throughout June with each awarding $25K to the players at the top of the leaderboard that week. Competitors can get a leg up in the race by taking part in special tournaments that will award double points.Players automatically earn points and make their way up the leaderboard just by playing in any real money ring games or tournaments at GR88.com. 400 players each week will receive cash prizes totalling $25,100 with the player at the top of the weekly leaderboard bagging $2000. The second place player will pocket $1300 with $900 going to the third place player.Weekly races begin June 1st, June 8th, June 15th and June 22nd with players able to check their progress on a live leaderboard.Players taking part in certain tournaments will see their points multiplied by 1.1 to 2 times, full details of which can be found below. The more designated tournaments played, the higher the multiplier.15:00 $6,000 Guaranteed - 2 Rebuys / 1 Addon17:00 Evening 109 $20,000 Guaranteed Tournament - $10918:30 $5000 Guaranteed Freezeout - $2219:15 $10,000 Guaranteed Freezeout - $3320:00 Daily High Roller - $21521:00 $10,000 Guaranteed - Rebuys / Addon - $3323:00 $10,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Turbo Freezeout - $6000:00 $10,000 Guaranteed Turbo - 1 Rebuy / 1 Addon Tournament - $33Wednesday only - 19:00 Midweek Monster $25,000 Guaranteed - $60Sunday Only - 15:00 Sunday 150k Guaranteed - $109 All times are poker time which is GMT-5.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
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Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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