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Purple Lounge Runs Massive $200k Race

Purple Lounge, the leading luxury online poker room and casino is celebrating the Olympic games this August with their biggest ever month-long rake race promotion, the Purple Lounge Pentathlon. There will be five rake race events over the month with the winner of all of the events standing to win $150,000 and a total available prize pool of more than $200,000 USD. This is the biggest prize pool yet at Purple Lounge and compliments their famous monthly rake race the 'Mad Dash for Cash'.

London, UK (PRWEB) July 29, 2008 — Purple Lounge (, the leading luxury online poker room and casino, has launched a brand new rake race promotion to celebrate the start of the Olympic and Para Olympic games in Beijing: The Purple Lounge Pentathlon. There are 5 events with a pool of over $200,000 USD for winning participents. The games will run throughout the month of August with a Gold, Silver, and Bronze prize available in each event.

The five winning events are:

Marathon: This is the main event, taking the place of the famous Purple Lounge 'Mad Dash for Cash.' The Marathon runs for the entire month, with prizes for the top 50 poker players ranked by raked hands, and the most number of VIP points earned. There are over $40,000 USD of prizes up from grabs:
    * Gold Raked Hands – $8000
    * Gold VIP points – $3500
    * Full prize structure on the Purple Lounge website (

100 Metres: A short sprint — play fast to earn the most number of poker VIP points in one day. The winners will receive the following:
    * Gold – $2500
    * Silver – $1000
    * Bronze – $500

High Jump: Jump up to take the prize at this event. It will be awarded to the player who moves up the most number of places in Purple Lounge's monthly poker rankings.
    * Gold – $2500
    * Silver – $1000
    * Bronze – $500

50KM Walk: Stamina will be needed here, as this event is run on the most number of games played in the Purple Lounge casino.
    * Gold – $6000
    * Silver – $2000
    * Bronze – $1000

Relay: Combining all VIP points earned playing poker during Saturdays in August determines the winner of this Relay event. To qualify, you must play every Saturday of the month.
    * Gold – $2500
    * Silver – $1000
    * Bronze – $500

If one person wins all of these events, Purple Lounge will mulitply their prizes by 5, giving the champion a whopping $150,000 USD prize for one month's worth of play! With cash like that up for grabs, someone really could strike gold at the Purple Lounge Pentathlon. Only at Purple Lounge this August.

For more information on this promotion and for full terms and conditions please visit the Purple Lounge website at

About Purple Lounge
Purple Lounge poker room and casino ( offers a sophisticated online gaming experience with a luxurious feel. The site is for discerning gamblers seeking an alternative to run-of-the-mill gambling sites and traditional Vegas glitz. And it isn't simply a gambling site. Purple Lounge has an exclusive agreement with Quintessentially, the world's leading private members club, offering a whole range of lifestyle services, access to the inaccessible and great discounts and insider information for players all around the world.

Since the launch of Purple Lounge in November 2005, it has successfully acquired more than fifty-five thousand non-US registered players. Purple Lounge attracts a wide range of players, bridging the gender and age gap, appealing to men and women, young and old. Following an ongoing period of growth, month on month trading results have continued to demonstrate an upward trend into July 2008. For more information, please visit