September 11, 2006 09:01 ET

Absolute Poker Launches Autumn 'Win Your Tuition' Tournament With Bigger and Better Prizes for Students

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA--(Collegiate Presswire - September 11, 2006) - Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker Web-site in the world, announced today that David Wood from Purdue University was the winner of the spring "Win Your Tuition" tournament after the dramatic conclusion and final game on August 9 at New York club CroBar. Justin Rausch, a student from Penn State, was the runner-up and received one semester's free tuition. The other four students taking part at the final table were from Bradley University in Mount Prospect, IL, Southeast Missouri State University in Saint Louis, MO, Georgia College and State University in Marietta, GA, and the University of Delaware in Lansdale, PA. Absolute Poker flew the six finalists out to New York City and treated them to three days in the Big Apple. The company just launched the autumn "Win Your Tuition" tournament, giving students the chance to win a full year's tuition and other great prizes. Students can learn more by visiting http://www.winyourtuition.com.

"What a great conclusion to the Spring tournament -- congratulations to David for playing a superb game and winning the final game and beating out the other five finalists," said Patrick McCanna, marketing manager for Absolute Poker. "We had a great time bringing these students to New York and showing them the town and everyone went home with great prizes such as iPods and laptops. We can't wait to see what happens in the fall tournament as we offer even bigger and better prizes."

The students' friends and families were on hand to cheer the competitors on adding to the excitement of the event. In addition to competing in the final table event, which was filmed for future broadcast, Absolute Poker treated the six university students to tours of the city and to a sophisticated dinner out on the town, making their all-expense paid trip to New York City a trip to remember.

Absolute Poker has developed a great relationship with university campuses around the world. In addition to the "Win Your Tuition" tournaments it holds twice a year, it also has an internship program for students to gain valuable work experience at the company's headquarters in Costa Rica. Absolute Poker also has an on-campus fund-raising program for school sports teams and clubs.

* Students who want to register for the autumn tournament and their chance to win a full year's tuition can do so by registering at http://www.winyourtuition.com

* Those who are interested in applying for the ultimate student internship with Absolute Poker can find out more by visiting http://www.pokerinternships.com . Internships run every quarter throughout the year.

* Absolute Poker's Campus Fundraising Program is detailed here:


About AbsolutePoker.com

AbsolutePoker.com is the world's fourth largest online poker destination offering worldwide access to multi-player online games 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Powered by proprietary software, AbsolutePoker.com has one of the most comprehensive, interactive online poker rooms, providing such innovative features as hand history, stat retrieval, player note-taking, chat, 'locate a player', six-table play, customizable table 'skins' and representative image selection. Absolute Poker offers many multi-player games including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, One on One and tournaments. AbsolutePoker.com offers friendly customer service which is always fast, knowledgeable and professional. Established in 2003, AbsolutePoker.com is headquartered in Costa Rica and licensed and regulated in Canada.

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