WSOP FEVER Sponsored seats galore for 2008 event With the 2008 World Series of Poker only months away, there has been a marked increase in seat sponsorship promotions…and not just at the top independents like Poker Stars and Full Tilt who as usual are offering a slew of WSOP entries as tournament prizes. This week Ultimatebet was offering tournament activity leading to $12,000 Main Event prize packages featuring the $10 000 WSOP buy-in and $2 000 for travel accommodations. One promo alone this week had 25 WSOP seat sponsorships in the prize pool.  Titan Poker is offering executive seat packages of a $10 000 buy-in to the Main Event as well as registration fees and a 14-night accommodation (July 3rd – July 17th) for two in a luxury suite along with money for flights and spending, together with executive perks like two tickets to the "Blue Man Group" show in the Blue Man Group theatre at the Venetian Resort, dinner for two at the exclusive "SW Steakhouse" at the Wynn Hotel, and limousine pick-up to and from the Las Vegas airport.  Main and Side Events Super Satellite Series, each offering prize packages worth $14 000 and $6 500, respectively are also available.  A company spokesperson said "we are thrilled to offer a prize package of this magnitude. We want our players to have the experience of a lifetime while being a part of poker's most premier yearly event."  From Gibraltar, 32Red Poker has announced that they will be offering seats at the World Series of Poker to their players, in packages worth over $16 200 each. The WSOP seat promotion includes the $10 000 buy-in fee, $3 000 in travel expenses to Las Vegas and 32Red Poker are giving an extra $3 200 to the first seat winner.  32Red Plc CEO Ed Ware says, "It's exciting to think 32Red Poker could be taking players to the WSOP to play against the world's best. We're confident our players would be competitive, having honed their skills and become winners with us at 32Red Poker."  The competition to win the WSOP seats through 32Red Poker involves a series of satellite tournaments. The winners progress through the 32Red Poker tournaments and join one of the six finals. The winners of each will be jetted off to Vegas and the WSOP.  Chili Poker is also among the websites offering opportunities to fly to Vegas for the 2008 World Series of Poker, trips to Monte Carlo, $20 000 poker jackpot opportunities, and other tournament offers. Even non-poker websites are offering WSOP seats. PoolStars is giving poker players a chance to walk away with a seat in the World Series of Poker Main Event. The online billiards site offers a virtual version of the popular recreational game…and is attracting players with a WSOP promo. These, and many other websites offer online poker fans a multitude of opportunities to win through to Vegas and the poker world's biggest event, rubbing shoulders with the top players on the planet in the unique ambience of the traditional gambling capital of the world.


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