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Challenge the Sports Legends in The Bahamas with Absolute Poker

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Are you a sports buff? If you are, then you will want to get to the Sports Legends Challenge!

Can you see yourself hitting the links with the super hitter Reggie Jackson? How about battling on the green felt with the likes of poker pro Annie Duke? Well thanks to Absolute Poker you could do both – on the same day!

Absolute Poker is running satellites right now where you can win a prize package to the PokerNews Sports Legend Challenge. This amazing event will be held at the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino in the Bahamas from September 14th through the 17th and you won’t want to miss it!

This inaugural history making event will see 25 legends from the professional sports arenas of Football, baseball, basketball, golf, mixed martial arts, hockey, boxing and skateboarding meet up in the sun drenched Bahamas. But they are not going just to have fun soaking up the sun - they are going to engage in the ultimate Sports Legends Challenge!

The PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge will be the thrill of a lifetime for poker playing sports fans and PokerNews is proud to be the sponsor for this incredible event. Tony G   showed his excitement for the upcoming event by saying, “This concept, allowing for anyone to be able to go play all kinds of great games with some of the most incredible names in sports and poker, only comes around once in a lifetime. PokerNews is ecstatic to be part of such a great event.”

But this event is not just for Legends, it is also for all future Legends, or those who are just Legends in their own minds – because anyone can attend!

Win a trip to the Sports Legends Challenge on Absolute Poker and you will be there on Paradise Island to do battle in a wide range of poker, blackjack, slots and golf tournaments with a total of up to $10 million dollars in prizes at stake! And in case you feel your poker game needs help, poker stars including Men “The Master” Nguyen, Layne Flack, Annie Duke, Mike Sexton, Jamie Gold, Johnny Chan and Antonio Esfandiari will all be on hand to coach you with valuable poker strategy tips.

The list of sports legends who are on board to attend include; Reggie Jackson, Joe Namath, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Tony Hawk, Randy Couture, Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, Ultimate Fighting Champion Chuck Liddell, Emmet Smith, Sugar Ray Leonard, Richard Petty and many more!

The Main Event in the Bahamas will be the PokerNews Sports Legends All-Star Poker Challenge, where sports legends, poker pros and everyday Joes will team up for an action packed winner-takes-all Grand Finale. And in true Sporting Event tradition, the Grand Finale will be filmed and then broadcast on the Fox Sports Network on the biggest sports day of the year - Thanksgiving Day.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge Bruce Bibbero stated, “The PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge is one of the most elite and exclusive sporting events in the world, there has never been an event where sports fans can cross the line from spectator to competitor in a multi-day gaming and golf experience with 25 of the biggest names in U.S. sports history. It’s simply unprecedented.”

Poker and Sports fans who want to make sure they attend the PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge can visit or call 404-869-5000 for more information. Prices for a ticket to this fabulous event start at $3,799 per person based on double occupancy, but play Absolute Poker and you could win your trip for just a few dollars! Just go to the Absolute Poker Lobby and look in the tournament section in the ‘Special’ tab for ‘Absolute Poker Sports Legends Special Giveaway’ for all of the satellite events.

Then win a prize package to the PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge for as little as a dime that will include:

•    Round trip air fare to and from the Bahamas.
•    Five night’s accommodation at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
•    $500 in spending money
•    Daily Golf Tournaments
•    Free Sit n’ Go tournaments awarding sports memorabilia prizes
•    FreeRoll tournaments
•    Sit n’ Go tournaments where you will play with all of the sports legends
•    Exclusive invitation to the opening draft party where you be assigned a Sports Legend team and meet your teams professional poker pro coach

Play today to win your PokerNews Sports Legends Challenge trip of a lifetime – only at Absolute Poker!

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