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March 13, 2012 09:18 ET

Sky Poker Announce Cheltenham Festival Themed Promotions

Gaming Giants Announce Race Themed Happy Hour and Timed Tournament Promotions Throughout This Week's Cheltenham Horseracing Festival

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - And they're off! This week sees the return of the Cheltenham festival, one of the most prestigious horseracing events in the National Hunt Racing calendar. To celebrate, online poker giants, Sky Poker are giving customers the chance to beat the odds and claim cash winnings by playing in Cheltenham-themed events on their online website.

Corresponding to the four days of intense racing action, held between 13th - 16th March, Sky Poker will be giving customers the chance to top-up their Poker Points and win cash prizes by playing poker in their 'Happy Hour' and 'Timed Tournament' events - two of the site's most popular promotions.

The 'Happy Hour' promotion will give customers regular, daily opportunities to earn 50% more poker points by playing in allotted happy hour timeslots. During the extra Happy Hour after the races have finished at 4pm, all poker points earned on cash game tables will increase significantly; providing players with a fantastic opportunity to increase their Cash for Points payout. There will also be a £500 Guaranteed 15 minute Timed Tournament, during each day of the festival at 3:30pm.

Timed Tournaments are played like regular multi-table tournaments. However Timed Tournaments give players a set amount of time (15 minutes, 30 minutes or 1 hour) to accumulate poker chips. Once the time has elapsed, the prize money is then awarded to a player based on the number of chips they have won. So, for example, if a Sky Poker customer has entered a 30-minute Timed Tournament and accumulated 10% of the chips in play, that player will win 10% of whatever's valued in the prize pool.

All new customers, who create an online account with Sky Poker and enter the promotional code 'POKER' when signing up, will automatically receive a free £10 tournament entry token. But that's not all: customers could claim a welcome bonus of up to £1000 too! Check the Sky Poker website for details.

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Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's online poker division, which allows users to play poker online on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.

Sky Poker is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

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