August 10, 2011 10:49 ET

Qualify for the Irish Winter Festival on Before September 1st and Win Free EUR100 Bet

Only 3 Weeks Left to Pocket the Free EUR100 Sports Bet

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) -

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Since the start of June, all players who qualified for the Irish Winter Festival 2011 on have received a complimentary €100 sports bet, encouraging people to get in there and qualify early for the live poker event. Time is now running out, with only 3 weeks left to take advantage of this generous early bird offer.

There are plenty of ways to qualify for the IWF main event on, here's a quick overview:

  1. Weekly Satellites: Qualify for the IWF main event via one of three weekly satellites that take place every Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights.
  1. Bargain Basket: Win a daily €2 rebuy tournament and advance to the Bargain Basket Grand Final which takes place every fortnight for an IWF main event seat.

In other Irish Winter Festival news, from next week players will also be able to qualify for the €400 NLH and the €200 PLO side event tournaments on Both IWF side events start on Sunday 30th October 2011 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin and both are two day events.

Date Buy In + Reg Prize
Every Monday €20 + €2 NLH Freezeout €220 PLO Seat
Every Thursday €40 + €4 PLO Freezeout €440 NLH Seat

Players can also now buy in directly to any of the eight Irish Winter Festival events via the client; all tournaments can be found under the Irish Winter Festival, Direct Buy In tab.

"Anyone who is planning on qualifying online for the IWF 2011 is mad not to start trying now; there are still three weeks left to bag the €100 sports bet early bird incentive," said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for "We have also decided to run online qualifiers for the IWF side events for the first time ever this year, due to a number of player requests. So there really is no excuse not to join us in the Burlington Hotel this October bank holiday weekend for the IWF poker festival."

Note to editors:

Full details of the Irish Winter Festival can be found at

Full details of Irish Masters qualifying routes on can be found at

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Contact Information

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


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