April 05, 2007 11:14 ET

In a World of Goliaths, Seeks the Next David

- Players invited to compete for USD 15,000 prize pack, including buy-in to compete in World Series of Poker - the granddaddy of all poker tournaments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2007) -, one of the leading online poker websites, will be giving aspiring poker champions a chance to win a deluxe prize package including the opportunity to compete against the best players on the planet in the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament July 3-18 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. will offer weekly qualifiers in the Team Finals, where players will vie for coveted WSOP prize packages worth a total of USD 15,500. Buy-ins to the tournament start as low as USD 1.20, or players can instantly gain entry through a buy-in to the USD 650+50 final. The weekly qualifiers start on Saturday, April 14 and run until Saturday, June 9.

" is always delighted to give our players the opportunity to flex their poker muscles against others from around the world," comments Karin Klein, bwin spokesperson for " players regularly gain high rankings in WSOP, underscoring the fact that online players are also serious contenders."

Winners of the Team Finals will live like poker pros in Vegas, experiencing high-stakes poker action, VIP access to the hottest parties, accommodations at the world-famous Caesar's Palace, and USD 500 in spending money - all courtesy of For further information, please visit

Earn the ultimate bragging rights is also offering the ultimate bragging rights by giving members a chance to play Ricki Nielsen (a.k.a. "RiverRicki"),'s resident professional, who took home USD 390,000 with his 35th place finish in last year's WSOP.

Players who think they can better this hard-hitting Dane can qualify every day from now until April 6, and the top two players in each qualifying tournament will receive tickets for the Open Final on April 7. Players can also buy in to the final directly for USD 50+4. The top ten players in the Open Final will be awarded prizes, while the overall winner will receive a ticket to the next live qualifier to the WSOP. He or she will then go up against RiverRicki on April 8 for a grand prize of USD 2,000 in cash - not to mention bragging rights that will last for years to come. For more information, visit

About is a proprietary brand of the bwin Group, which has over 10 million registered customers (including 7 million "play money" customers) in over 20 core target markets. Operating under international and regional licenses in countries like Gibraltar, Kahnawake (Canada), Belize and Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria and the United Kingdom, the bwin Group has set itself the goal of becoming the number one address for sports betting, games and entertainment via digital distribution channels. The Group offers sports betting, poker, casino games, soft and skill games, as well as audio and video streams on top sporting events such as the German Bundesliga. The parent company bwin Interactive Entertainment AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since March 2000 (ID code "BWIN", Reuters ID code "BWIN.VI"). Further information about the Company can be found on its investor relations website at

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