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Everest Poker Acquires WSOP Felt & Satellite Rights

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On March 5th, Everest Poker announced that the site signed an agreement with Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. regarding the upcoming 2008 World Series of Poker. Not only did Everest Poker acquire satellite tournament rights and brand placement on the felt of all the WSOP tables in Las Vegas, but the company’s name will also be shown on the inner rung of the WSOP feature table on all ESPN broadcasts.

This agreement will catapult the already-popular website to new heights as the Everest Poker name will reach a global audience of approximately 200 million people. The site will also be able to send more European players, who comprise most of its player base, to the WSOP via satellites. There will be numerous seats to a variety of events that will be awarded for play on Everest Poker.

Everest Poker VP of Marketing Jennifer Joyce said, “We are thrilled with this deal as it will allow us to leverage our access to the WSOP to give our European players the best chance possible to compete at – and win – WSOP events in Las Vegas. We have always strived to make poker as accessible as possible to everybody, not just the elite few. The WSOP is the true global standard for poker giving pros a chance at history and amateur players the chance to fulfill their dream by rubbing shoulders with the legends. Our goal is to see a European win the Main Event."

Ty Stewart, WSOP Director of Marketing, Sponsorship, and Licensing, added, “We're excited to welcome Everest Poker to the World Series of Poker family. Through this agreement, Everest Poker is now literally in the center of the poker universe. Through presence on all tables, their brand will be connected to every historic moment at the WSOP. This alliance further demonstrates the globalization of poker and the industry behind it.”

Satellites for the 2008 WSOP are already running on Everest Poker. Some of the highlights are as follows:

• Monday nights - $500 + $30 buy-in with one $13,000 WSOP package guaranteed
• Wednesday nights - $200 + $15 with one $7500 WSOP package guaranteed
• Fridays – one $3500 package guaranteed
• Saturdays - $22 + $2 and $5 + $.50 rebuy satellites to win seats into the Wednesday night tournaments
• May 18th – exclusive ladies-only tournament with five seats to the WSOP Ladies World Championship guaranteed
• June 8th – twenty seats to the WSOP main event guaranteed

More details will follow.

It is also noted that Everest Poker will be hosting the EPEP – Everest Poker European Party – in Las Vegas during the 2008 WSOP, and entrance is guaranteed to anyone carrying a European passport, regardless of how they qualified for the WSOP.

Download Everest Poker now to prepare to win one of those seats to the biggest poker tournament series in the world. The WSOP is only a few months away! And by using the bonus code “PNEWS2,” players who deposit up to $100 will receive $50 free and a 100% bonus.

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