October 07, 2011 08:12 ET Launches $10,000 Giveaway in Latest 'Points Races'

Two 'Points Races' in October with $5,000 cash prizes in each!

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - today launches two new 'Points Races', awarding players with a total of $10,000 in cash prizes this October. The first of the 'Points Races' will run from Monday 10th October to Sunday 16th October, and will award the top 50 places a share of $5,000 in cash. The second will run from Monday 24th October till Sunday 30th October with the same great prizes given away again.

Players must opt in to participate in the 'Points Races'; each race is based on the number of Paddy Points the player earns on the poker tables. The more they play, the more points they earn and the further up the leaderboard they go. The prizepool breakdown is as follows:

1st - $1,000
2nd - $500
3rd - $500
4th - $300
5th - $300
6th - $300
7th to 10th - $150
11th to 15th - $100
16th to 25th - $50
26th to 50th - $20
51st - 250th - iPOPS Freeroll is also hosting an iPOPS Freeroll for players that finish 51st – 250th, with a range of iPOPS tournament tokens to be won. iPOPS is the iPoker Online Poker Series which consists of four MTT events with a total of $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes. What's more, any players that cash in both of the 'Points Races' will get even more rewards:

  • Finish in top 5 in both races: Win iPOPS all event entry (worth $400)
  • Finish in top 25 in both races: Win entry to iPOPS #4 - $500k gtd (worth $125)
  • Finish in top 50 in both races: Win entry to iPOPS #2 - $150k gtd (worth $50)

The 'Points Races' are not the only exciting thing on this October! The Irish Winter Festival live event will take place from 28th – 31st October 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Players wishing to qualify for the IWF online have a massive chance to do so this Sunday 9th October, when the IWF Mega Satellite will take place on with a massive 20 PACKAGES GUARANTEED!

"We love October here at Paddy Towers, and whenever we love something we give away loads of CASH. That's why we've introduced our two newest 'Points Races' with $10,000 up for grabs" said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for "We're also busy this month getting prepared for the Irish Winter Festival; we've already qualified over 110 players with plenty more satellites to go. You'll be mad to miss out on the IWF this year, it's going to be a great weekend with some fun entertainment lined up such as live bands every night, a Blind Mans Bluff tournament and we're introducing a Beer Pong tournament – what more could you ask for!"

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For further details on the IWF Mega Satellite please see:

Contact Information

    Jenny Cruess Callaghan
    Acting Press Officer
    00 353 1 6563922 or Mob: 00 353 87 7534989


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