It is destined to be another amazing success for Full Tilt Poker. The site has joined together with Emblaze Productions Ltd., a producer of branded programming that has had numerous programming successes with poker brands, to film and air the Million Pound Challenge.
The television series is set to be a poker tournament in which 80 players who qualify online at Full Tilt Poker will travel to London to play the tournament. Whoever wins the tournament will not only win £50,000 but then play heads-up in three matches against a different high profile Full Tilt Poker Pro. Win against one FTP Pro for £100,000, win against two of them for £200,000, and for taking down all three, the ultimate prize will be £1,000,000! The tournament will take place in September of 2008, just prior to the filming of the third season of the Million Dollar Cash Game, and it will be broadcast on the Sky Sports network in February of 2009.
James Hopkins, Managing Director of Emblaze Productions Ltd., said, “This will be the first show of its kind in the UK and must see TV for all poker enthusiasts. A spectacular event culminating in a £1,000,000 play-off, this will be a TV drama at its very best.”
There are numerous ways to qualify. Full Tilt Poker will offer freeroll qualifiers to the Million Pound Challenge once per day beginning July 7th. A total of 56 players will qualify through the freerolls. Players who join Full Tilt now and make their first deposit will earn one free ticket to a qualifier, and all players can earn a ticket by accumulating 100 points on the site, then 2 tickets for 500 points, 3 more tickets for 1500 points, and 4 tickets for another 3000 points.
Players will also be able to enter qualifier tournaments for only $5.50 on Saturdays and Mondays and $11 on Sundays. The winners of each qualifier will win a seat into the Million Pound Challenge, allowing three players per week to win the opportunity of a lifetime.
Each of the 80 players who travel to London will not only have their shots at £1,000,000, but they will receive £1,000 in spending money to arrange travel to London and enjoy the stay upon arrival.
The qualifiers are running now, and September is just around the corner, so what are you waiting for? To earn your way immediately into one of the freerolls, download Full Tilt Poker to make that first deposit. Use the bonus code “POKERWORKS” to be eligible to earn a 100% bonus on any deposit amounts up to $600.
This is your chance to truly play with the pros – the Full Tilt Pros, that is!