Online gambling site offers up a $50,000 HORSE Seat.
The online gambling site, SunPoker.com, is further promoting its already popular features, One Sick Promo, with a new promotion that will work alongside its already SICK $1.25 million in prizes.
During the One Sick Promo period (Dec 1st 06 – May 31st 07), any player that earns 50,000 My Poker Points will automatically qualify a super satellite to win entry to the WSOP's $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.
This WSOP event, with its $50,000 buy-in, is a leading occasion for the experienced professionals. The even in played as a mixed game, the event cycles through Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Razz, 7 Stud, and 7 Stud H/L. Due to the very high level of poker played, the skill levels required are lofty, resulting in a very difficult target for most players. Last year the final table featured some industry superstars, such as Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Chip Reese, and T.J. Cloutier.
‘With the crowding of the Main Event, players are looking for other outlets to prove themselves as players. For the top professionals, the H.O.R.S.E. event is the equivalent of what the Main Event used to be before it got so big’, said Adam Smirnis, Poker Room Manager at SunPoker. ‘We feel that the prestige of this event will draw the bigger Internet players to our site to see if they can qualify for the satellite. And although 50,000 MPPs seems like a daunting number, 22 players have already reached that number since December 1st. Since the promotion lasts a full six months, players who log on regularly should all have a chance to reach the mark.’