Bodog.com Gives Away 15 iPhones with Let 'Em Ride Contest
Online gaming leader Bodog.com is pleased to announce its iPhone contest, which will award 15 lucky Let 'Em Ride players the hottest new tech toy of the year.
"As an internet company we are always into the latest technology, and we all love the new iPhone, as it's a mobile phone, MP3 player and wireless web browser all rolled into one, so we decided to give away 15 of them," says Bodog.com founder and billionaire entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre of the contest, which starts today.
In addition to giving away 15 iPhones, Bodog.com is also awarding 30 $50 iTunes gift cards and 30 $25 credits to player accounts in a random draw of all those who play Let 'Em Ride during the six weeks of the contest, running from June 29 to August 10.
One winning Let 'Em Ride hand is selected at a time, starting with four twos and continuing in order to a royal flush. The first player to be dealt the winning hand wins a brand new iPhone. Once a winning hand is dealt and a winner declared, that hand is no longer eligible and the contest immediately moves on to the next hand in the list.
For example, the first player to get four 2s wins an iPhone, 2s are taken off the board, and the contest moves on to four of a kind 3s. The first person to get four 3s wins the next iPhone and so on. Once all four of a kind hands are dealt in chronological order, the contest moves on to the next level where players dealt a straight flush and royal flush respectively are awarded an iPhone.
Only one type of hand will be "live" at a time. Each time a lucky Bodog.com Let 'Em Ride player wins a brand new iPhone the winning hand is changed. Daily updates of what the current "live" hand is and who won are available at: http://casino.bodogbeat.com.
Bodog.com's Casino (http://www.bodog.com/casino/) is a top destination for international players because of its focus on premium service, luxury, excitement and action. For more details on Bodog.com's Let 'Em Ride iPhone contest, visit: http://bodog.com/promotions/iphone-contest/. For those new to Let 'Em Ride, Bodog offers a free tutorial at: http://www.bodog.com/casino/guide/letem-ride.jsp
Online Poker Player Sets Off Bad Beat Jackpot Bells to the Tune of $462,652
Miami, July 12 2007.-The online poker world is abuzz this morning after a major win that will forever change the life of one lucky Texas Hold'em player. While most poker victory stories this month originate from the World Series of Poker, this latest account comes from far beyond the walls of the Rio.
"With nearly one million hands dealt since the last hit on July 3rd, our Bad Beat Jackpot had climbed to over $464,000," stated David Clainer, senior vice president for Absolute Poker. "Online poker players flooded the site in record numbers for a shot at winning an unfathomable amount of cash just by losing a hand."
On July 11th at 11:46 pm ET, an online poker player who goes by the name of CALVINHOBBES did just that, losing quad Aces to a Royal Flush in a friendly game of Texas Hold'em at Absolute Poker.
At most online poker rooms and land-based casinos, a loss like that would be devastating.
But not this time. CALVINHOBBES was seated at one of Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot tables. If a player loses a hand holding four 8s or anything better at a Bad Beat Jackpot table, they've hit the jackpot. To help the jackpot build, $0.50 is collected from qualifying hands at Bad Beat Jackpot tables.
By the evening of July 11th, the jackpot had reached a record-setting $464,652.03. The previous jackpot of $297,287.63 was hit on July 3rd.
CALVINHOBBES' share of the poker jackpot stands at $162,628.21. The participants in the bad beat jackpot hand will share an additional $162,628.21 with the pot winner taking over $81,000 and the remaining players walking away with over $20,000 a piece.
"I challenge you to find another online poker room where you can lose quad Aces and win a life-altering amount of cash," said Clainer.
Absolute Poker is the only online poker site open to American players to feature Bad Beat Jackpot tables. Bad Beat Jackpot tables are noted with the word "jackpot" written in brackets after the table name and are categorized in red text.
VC Poker's Teddy takes on the Apprentice Heads-up
On Monday April 2, VC Poker invited England international footballer Teddy Sheringham to play a charity game of poker against Andy Jackson, the first contender to be fired by Sir Alan Sugar on the new series of The Apprentice.
With all the proceeds going to the winner's favorite charity, there was plenty to play for. Aspiring poker professional Andy arrived at the Loose Cannon Bar and VC Players Lounge in All Hallows Lane, London, fired up for a head to head contest with the England legend.
The players were competing for a £500 charity pot and the competitive football ace proved too hot to handle for the former Apprentice, winning the contest convincingly. In a generous sporting gesture Teddy donated his spoils to Andy's favorite charity, One Step Beyond, which does great work in the Third World as well as supporting numerous good causes in the UK.
Hollywood Poker Rewards Top Poker Players with a Year End $25,000 Freeroll
Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Poker's ringing in the new year with their highly anticipated $25,000 Walk of Fame Freeroll. Poker Players who rake-in 25,000 Poker Points automatically reach Walk of Fame status and gain access to new VIP benefits, like exclusive entry into $20,000 in member's and Celebrity only events, free tickets to all major freerolls and custom Hollywood Poker gear. Maintaining the perks that come with being a Walk of Fame member just takes earning 1,250 Poker Points each month.
Since the introduction of clubHOLLYWOODpoker, any level of player can benefit from the star-treatment. This rewards program gives players access to $72,000 in freerolls, tournament tickets at no cost, Hollywood Poker merchandise, cash bonuses, easy to clear deposit reloads and even the chance to challenge a favorite Hollywood Poker Celebrity to a $500 heads-up game.