July 31, 2012 06:39 ET

Go For Gold With EUR40,000 In Prizes At the BetVictor Poker Olympics This August

Sprint, Marathon, Triple Jump, High Jump And 400 Metre Hurdles Make Up BetVictor Poker Olympics

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - July 31, 2012) -

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BetVictor Poker today announces its Poker Olympics taking place in August across five events at the site.

The opening ceremony kicks off on Wednesday August 1 with a raft of athletics events running throughout the month and EUR40,000 in prizes to be won.

The Triple Jump sees any player who gets dealt any pocket pair as their starting hand three times in a row at the same Texas hold'em cash game table win a cash prize of EUR300.

The High Jump sees any player lucky enough to hit a royal flush at any stakes on a Texas hold'em cash game table using at least one of their hole cards win a cash prize of EUR100.

The 400 Metre Hurdles sees players who win four consecutive six-seat turbo sit 'n' go (SNG) tournaments in a row at the same stakes win a brand new iPad (at EUR10+EUR1 stake level) or EUR200 (at EUR2+EUR1 stake level).

Elsewhere, the first of four Marathon tournaments takes place on Thursday August 9 at 19:00 CET where players will compete for two hours to win a MacBook Air. It costs just 20 VIP Points to compete in the Marathon.

The VIP Points must be earned in the 48 hours prior to the start of each event which is limited to 1,000 players. Play in the Marathon tournament will be stopped after two hours and the payouts will be based on the chip counts at that time. As well as the MacBook Air, second to fifth place will each earn EUR100 while sixth to tenth will each collect EUR50. Subsequent Marathon tournaments will take place on August 16, 23 and 30 at 19:00 CET.

Finally the 'blue ribband' Sprint Challenges is offering up four free European Masters of Poker Barcelona packages worth EUR2,000 each.

Each package will be given away in a freeroll which has a VIP Point buy-in which must be earned from August 1 up to the starting time of the tournament.

The freerolls details are:

Event Name VIP
Date & Time
EMOP Barcelona 100m 100 08/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
EMOP Barcelona 200m 200 15/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
EMOP Barcelona 400m 400 22/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
EMOP Barcelona 800m 800 29/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET

EMOP Barcelona takes place from September 13-16, 2012. Each EUR2,000 package comprises:

  • EUR1,000 + EUR100 main event buy-in at the Casino Barcelona
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Barceló Atenea Mar, 13th - 17th September (check out)
  • EUR350 spending money for flights

Andy Horne, head of poker at BetVictor, said, "Like poker, qualifying for and competing at the Olympics takes a lot of commitment, skill and a little bit of luck. The Poker Olympics rewards our own poker athletes with lots of opportunities to finish number one on the podium and take down gold for being the best. Good luck to all Olympians, whether on the track, field, or felt this summer!"

About BetVictor

BetVictor (formerly Victor Chandler) was established in 1946 and is one of the world's leading independent bookmaking and gaming groups. With offices in London, Gibraltar and the Far East the company offers a wide range of gaming products tailored to each individual market.

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