October 19, 2012 05:49 ET Launches Irish Winter Festival Betting Market

EPT Finalists Jason Tompkins And Mick Graydon Among Favourites For Victory In Dublin While 32 Main Event Seats Still Guaranteed

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is an image associated with this press release. has launched the outright betting market for the upcoming EUR1,125 buy in Irish Winter Festival main event taking place at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin from October 27 to 29, 2012.

Among the outright favourites to win are two Irishmen who have made European Poker Tour final tables this year - Mick Graydon and Jason Tompkins, both at 66/1.

The former came eighth in Madrid in January and has made five final tables since while the latter just picked up EUR171,000 for finishing fifth in San Remo.

In the next tier of betting at 80/1 are former Irish Open and Irish Winter Festival main event finalist Thomas Finneran and the ultra consistent Dara O'Kearney.

Paddy Power, spokesman for the company said, " Heading the Irish Winter Festival main event betting market this year are two of Ireland's bright young hopes, both of whom have proven themselves at the top level this year.

"However anyone who plays in the event can get a price on themselves so their family and friends can have a little flutter. We've been taken to the cleaners in this poker market more than once!"

Elsewhere the 10-day Irish Winter Festival Last Chance Saloon promotion continues with 32 seats to the main event still guaranteed over the 10 remaining events which run until Thursday October 25.

The remaining Last Chance Saloon schedule is:

Day Date Time Game Buy In No of GTD Seats
Friday 19/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 6 EUR25 + EUR2.50 R/A 1
Friday 19/10/2012 9.30pm IWF LCS 7 EUR25 + EUR2.50 R/A 1
Saturday 20/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 8 EUR50 + EUR5 1
Sunday 21/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 9 EUR130 + EUR10 5
Monday 22/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 10 EUR100 + EUR9 3
Monday 22/10/2012 10pm IWF LCS 11 EUR25 + EUR2.50 R/A 1
Tuesday 23/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 12 EUR50 + EUR5 R/A 4
Wednesday 24/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 13 EUR100 + EUR9 5
Thursday 25/10/2012 8pm IWF LCS 14 EUR150 + EUR12 10
Thursday 25/10/2012 10pm Very Last Chance Saloon Play 7 or more LCS main event sats to qualify 1

Players who win their Irish Winter Festival seat on will have the added bonus of the Six Survivor promotion, where the six longest lasting online qualifiers in the IWF live event will win a buy in to the Irish Open 2013 event, along with any prize money they might pick up too.

The Irish Winter Festival takes place over the October bank holiday weekend (October 26 to 29, 2012) in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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    Jenny Cruess Callaghan
    Acting Press Officer
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