July 16, 2008 13:52 ET Invites You to PokerIsland

A strong hand could take you there, but only skill can keep you there

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) -, one of the largest poker sites on the Internet, is mixing luxury with poker by giving players the chance to spend the summer on PokerIsland and battle it out for the exclusive opportunity to win a one-year membership with team

At PokerIsland players will be treated to a life of extravagance while playing poker to decide who stays and who goes home. Qualifying for PokerIsland couldn't be simpler and buy-ins are not required. Players have the opportunity to qualify every day at 18:00 and 21:00 CET starting July 16th until October 30th on

Each week on PokerIsland, two players will be evicted after playing the weekly eviction tournament. These players will be replaced with new challengers who qualify online at The winner of the eviction tournament will be entered into the PokerIsland grand finale.

In addition to spending a great time at the luxury villa, the winner of PokerIsland will receive a year's membership to Team PokerRoom and a seat at the world's largest poker events - including the World Series of Poker (WSOP), WPT Championship, Five Diamond Classic and WSOP Europe. At each of these tournaments players have a shot at millions, not to mention the opportunity to become a poker star on the world circuit!

"We are excited to be providing players the experience of real poker luxury", said Hendrik Knopp, spokesperson for "Who wouldn't want to be playing poker with a panoramic view of a tropical island as their backdrop all while being pampered like a VIP."

When players are not competing for a top spot, they can relax in the sunshine, have a massage or take on some excitement with diving, jet skis, wind surfing, jeep safari, quad bikes, exclusive power boats and much more.

For more information on PokerIsland please visit:

About was founded in 1999 and is one of the world's favorite poker sites today. Its product line-up includes games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Five Card Draw und Seven Card Stud, a broad selection of tournaments for all these poker games, as well as the largest Pokah-Community, where poker players can interact. was awarded the eCOGRA-seal of approval and is a registered brand of Ongame Network Ltd. (company registration 89063, duly incorporated under the laws of Gibraltar, having its registered address at Europort, Suite 611, Gibraltar). Ongame Network Ltd. operates under licenses issued in Kahnawake (Canada) and Gibraltar.

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