May 20, 2008 08:30 ET Offers $1-Million Guarantee

25th edition of the Grand Tournament is biggest and best ever

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) -, one of the largest poker sites on the Internet, is raising the stakes and providing players with more opportunities to win with a special 25th edition of the Grand Tournament and an announcement of 23 new games on

To celebrate the 25th edition of the Grand Tournament, is pumping up the guarantee in May to $1 million. The Grand Tournaments are the largest tournaments held each month at Players can buy in for $1000 plus $40 or qualify for as little as $1 plus $0.10 through daily qualifiers. This special 25th edition of the Grand will require no extra buy-in and will be held May 30 - June 2. The game is no-limit Texas Hold'em freeze out with starting stacks of $10,000 and blind increases every 30 minutes.

"We're excited to celebrate the 25th edition of the Grand with our players", said Hendrik Knopp, spokesperson for "Players frequently comment on the uniqueness of this three-day tournament. An anniversary game is just one of the ways we continually offer players the challenges and prize pots they want."

Adding to the momentum of the $1-million guarantee, has launched 23 new online casino games. Spread throughout the categories of Card Games, Table Games, Slots and Video Poker, the games feature realistic graphics that immerse players in a virtual casino. Among the new games: Black Jack Pro, Bonus Keno, Oasis Poker Pro, Triple Wins, Let it Ride Pro and Caribbean Stud. Larry Allum, from Northwest Territories, Canada has already experienced the excitement and the winnings, by raking in over $25,000 in the new Viking's Treasure game.

"The new games have put a unique twist on all the classics that you would expect to play at a casino", said Larry Allum. "It's great entertainment and gives players like me more opportunities to win."

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About was founded in 1999 and is one of the world's favorite poker sites today. The offer includes games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Five Card Draw und Seven Card Stud, a broad selection of tournaments for these 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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