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Online gambling site offers new poker tournament

Popular online gambling site, is giving its online members the chance to win their share of millions in prizes in the Ladbrokes Poker Million VII, Europe's longest running televised tournament.

From now till the 29th June players can qualify at for a package worth $20,000 to play in one of the 12 televised 6 seat heats.

As always there will be the usual group of sponsored poker players who can buy their way into the heats for this tournament, allowing entrants the opportunity to play against some of the best players in the world. Additionally, Ladbrokes Poker, for the first time ever, will be adding four additional semi-final seats, two of which will be won online exclusively at Ladbrokes whilst the show is being broadcast (Sept to Nov 2008). The two other additional semi-final seats will be played for in two televised six handed second chance tournaments by the runners up in the 12 televised heats.

"We're keen to build on the popularity of Ladbrokes Poker Million, knowing that it holds a special place in poker history,” said Edward Ihre, Managing Director of said. “The changes we made last year allowing the cream of the worlds poker players to buy-in, was well received and we think the addition of four seats and the opportunity to get in on the action while the event is full flow is another interesting facet to the tournament that will be welcomed by our players. Ultimately, we want to ensure that the format remains fresh and exciting to all.”

The Poker Million VII poker tournament heats will be broadcast every Tuesday from the 9th Sept - 9th December on Sky Sports 2. The semi finals and final will be broadcast live in December.

Stephen Holder
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