Ever since the successful inaugural PokerNews Cup Australia happened last year, many people have been wondering how they can earn a chance to go to the Land Down Under for free and compete for well over a million dollars in prize money. Well the truth is that there aren’t a whole lot of opportunities to win free seats to the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia but there is an opportunity at Pacific Poker.
That’s because Pacific Poker is only offering PokerWorks players the chance to win a free prize package that includes a buy-in to the PokerNews Cup Australia Main Event. The prize package is worth $5,000 and includes the aforementioned $2,200 buy-in to the Main Event, $1,500 for traveling expenses, and $1,300 for six nights of hotel accommodations.
The chance to win this $5,000 prize package will be offered in a Pacific Poker freeroll that takes place on August 16th at 7:30 p.m. EST. Top prize for the freeroll is the $5,000 prize package to the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia while second place will still get a nice reward in a $330 spot in the Pacific Poker Open V Online Qualifier. The 3rd through 5th place finishers will get a $55 entry into the next Pacific Poker $20,000 Guaranteed tourney.
The great thing about this freeroll opportunity is that anyone can get in it as they just have to download Pacific Poker through PokerWorks since this is a collaborative effort. Also, when downloading Pacific Poker through PokerWorks, make sure to use the POKERWORKS bonus code in order to get the 100% deposit bonus up to $400. And make sure to win 85 Player Points before August 14th to ensure eligibility
Obviously, most players who do get the chance to participate in this freeroll that happens on August 16th will want to be gunning for that top prize of the $5,000 package. That’s because the first place finisher in the 2007 PokerNews Cup Australia walked away with over $300,000. The rest of the people who cashed got to share in over $800,000 worth of prize money.
In addition to the money aspect of the PokerNews Cup, there should be plenty of major pro players in attendance too as last year saw Tony G, Billy the Croc, Joe Hachem, Mel Judah, and Lee Nelson squaring off against the field. Adding to the excitement will be that the top freeroll player will get to experience spring in bustling downtown Melbourne, Australia as the Cup takes place from October 12th through the 20th.
Since all one has to do is download Pacific Poker through PokerWorks and make a deposit, this freeroll presents an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to travel the world and win some major cash.