World Series of Poker Seat Offered Online

Published Sunday, May 24, 2009 -

For renewing or upgrading to a premium membership with the Poker Player's Alliance in the USA there is an offered chance to get a seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event. This is a sought after prize that is in short supply and is worth an estimated $10,000 US dollars.

Available until midnight of June 15, 2009 the one seat is available for the lucky winner at the world's most prestigious poker tournament. In 2008 a total of 6,844 players entered the Main Event World Series of Poker Tournament.

The final table was delayed until November for the very first time in order to coincide with airing on ESPN. Danish poker pro Peter Eastgate beat Russian Ivan Demidov becoming the youngest WSOP Main Event Champion ever at age 22 cashing in at $9.1 million. The prize offer is good for existing premium members who renew as well as members paying for the first time. A mail-in option to qualify is also available to entrants who must be 21 years old to qualify. Expenses to and from Las Vegas are not covered by the prize. The Rio and participating Harrah's hotels offer discount rates for WSOP players throughout the seven week tournament series.

The Poker Player's Alliance has eclipsed the one million member status as of April last year. In 2006, membership stood at just 50,000 members and has experienced phenomenal growth in numbers and status. The cost of the upgrade from regular to premium is $20, with extras offered such as a discount shopping program that touts potential savings of over $2,000 every year at over 600 merchants. Premium members also have access to the PPA's Litigation Network, which fights for the rights of poker players in the USA.

The Main Event starts in the massive Amazon Room at the Rio in Vegas on July 3rd with the first of four starting days. The tournament plays down to its final table on July 15th, at which point it will be paused for over three months and resume in November.

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