Last year the worldwide televised PokerNews Cup Australia was a huge success. Not only did the participants involved get to play on a world stage with PokerNews' reporters providing detailed accounts of the action, but the Main Event players also got to compete for over $1.1 million with the winner taking over $300,000 of it. As if this wasn't enough, some players found themselves battling major pro poker players such as Tony G, Joe Hachem, Billy the Croc, Mel Judah, and Lee Nelson.
Luckily the PokerNews Cup will be back again in the Land Down Under and PokerWorks will be working with Carbon Poker to send someone to participate in the Main Event for free! Carbon Poker and PokerWorks have teamed up together to deliver the PokerNews Cup Australia Freeroll which will award the winner a $5,000 prize package. Included in the package is the $2,200 buy-in to the Main Event, $1,500 cash for traveling expenses, and $1,300 for a six night stay at the Crown Casino.
In order to be eligible to participate in this great freeroll tournament, all you need to do is download Carbon Poker through PokerWorks. Then you'll not only receive entry into the PokerNews Cup Australia Freeroll but you'll also get the deposit bonus of 100% up to $500. As long as you deposit at least $50 and have 500 Comp Points, you will be eligible to participate in the freeroll which takes place at 11:30 p.m. EST. Just make sure that you do all of this before August 7th though because that's when the cutoff for getting into the freeroll is.
This year's tournament promises to be just as good, if not better, than last year's. The PokerNews Cup Australia will be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia and first place will be guaranteed at least $250,000 which could skyrocket even higher based on the buy-ins. And with the buy-ins for the Main Event being $2,200, there's a good chance for the winner's guaranteed money to be raised significantly.
Besides just the money aspect of the PokerNews Cup Australia, there promises to be plenty of pros in attendance for the event and the timing of the actual tournament will be excellent. That's because the Cup takes place from October 12th to the 20th and this is the month where the city of Melbourne experiences amazing spring weather. In addition to this, there will be plenty to do since the Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne International Arts Festival will be happening too.
With the chance to win over a quarter million dollars, the opportunity to bask in some glorious weather, and plenty to do around the Crown Casino, this freeroll is too good of a chance to pass up.