Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 1, 2008 — Online poker players will be sporting a lot more bling this summer thanks to one online poker site. Absolute Poker today kicked off FAME, a groundbreaking new loyalty program, with a promotion that promises to give away $45,000 in diamonds to its players.

"We believe all poker players deserve to be treated like the rich and famous," stated an Absolute Poker spokesperson. "So we're rolling out the red carpet with an unparalleled loyalty program that rewards players in incredible new ways including a real diamond giveaway that ups the ante even further."

FAME, Absolute Poker's new loyalty program, rewards online poker players with elite benefits that get more exclusive as players become more famous. There are five levels to the FAME program – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum VIP and Diamond Elite. Each time an Absolute Poker player participates in a real-money game, they'll earn STATUS Points. The number of STATUS Points earned in a one-month period defines a player's FAME STATUS level and determines the benefits they are eligible to receive.

Some of those unique benefits include the ability to buy gas with CREDITS, access to Absolute Poker's new Rewards Store featuring the most sought-after merchandise, tickets to special events, the ability to create private tournaments, 1-2-1 customer support, a 10% discount on merchandise, the ability to exchange CREDITS for cash and a 9% interest bearing account.

To access the benefits, players earn CREDIT by playing in real money poker games. As players become more famous by improving their STATUS levels, they'll earn CREDIT faster. Depending on a player's FAME STATUS, the accumulated CREDIT can be used to go shopping at the AP Rewards Store or exchanged for tournament entries and cash.

To launch the program, Absolute Poker is giving away 23 real diamonds ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000 through three separate online poker competitions:
? The three players to earn the most FAME STATUS Points from July 1st through August 30th by playing in tournaments, in ring games or by playing Blackjack will each win a $5,000 diamond.

? The first five players to earn 10,000 CREDITS in July will each secure a $2,000 diamond. The five players to do the same in August will also win a $2,000 diamond.

? The first five players to hit a diamond straight flush playing $2/$1 poker or higher in July will win a $1,000 diamond. The first five players to do the same in August will also win a $1,000 diamond.

Full details on Absolute Poker's FAME program and the diamond promotion can be found at
About Absolute Poker:

Absolute Poker is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.


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