Miami, FL, (Marketwire), Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 – From today, Absolute Poker is giving online poker players the chance to cross the line from spectator to competitor to win one of five weekly Sports Legends Challenge prize packages in their Sports Legends Challenge Super Satellite, scheduled nightly Wednesday through Sunday at 22:45 ET.

The Sports Legends Challenge, presented by online poker sponsor Absolute Poker, is the sports fan’s ultimate fantasy featuring four days of casino gaming, poker, and golf tournaments with stellar cash prizes, 25 of the world’s greatest sports superstars, and all in the magnificent surrounds of the turquoise lagoons of Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

For the first time ever, sports fans have a chance to play with and against 25 of the world’s greatest sports superstars, including mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, skateboard icon Tony Hawk, hockey legend Mark Messier, Troy Aikman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Richard Petty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Namath, Reggie Jackson and many others. To up the ante, the event will also feature 25 of the world’s top Poker Pros such as Annie Duke, Johnny Chan and Mike Sexton, who will play with and coach event participants.

Unique to Absolute Poker, the online qualifiers for this prestigious event will run each week Wednesday through Sunday between now and September 6th inclusive, with a direct buy-in of $200 + 15. Every Sports Legends Challenge Super Satellite will award a minimum of one luxury prize package, which includes entry to the inaugural four-day Sports Legends Challenge.

Play your cards right, and you could be on your way to be part of this momentous event, confirmed for Sept. 14 – 17, 2009 at the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino. The Sports Legends, Poker Pros and participants will compete for up to $10 million in prize money  in a variety of events including blackjack, slots and golf tournaments, plus a No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament to be telecast nationally.

Full details of the Sports Legends Challenge and Absolute Poker’s online qualifiers are available on

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and 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.

About the Sports Legends Challenge
The Sports Legends Challenge (SLC), is the only event of its kind that gives sports fans a chance to compete side-by-side with 25  of the greatest Sports Legends. Highlighted by a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament with up to $5,000,000 in prize money, competitors in SLC will play poker with and against these 21 legendary athletes in front of a nationally televised audience. The SLC will take place at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas from September 14-17, 2009.  

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