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March 03, 2012 04:00 ET

Sky Poker Celebrates UK Online Poker with Regional Competition That Puts Everyone in the Race

Online Poker Players from Ten UK Regions Battle it Out for Top Spot in Sky Poker's Play the Nation

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 3, 2012) - Sky Poker celebrated online poker in the UK with a competition that ran throughout February, titled Play the Nation.

Ten regions played for their Cash for Points boosters, including Wales, Scotland and the South West. The incentive by Sky Poker was to get the UK involved in some fun online poker on a large scale - celebrating UK Poker by getting the UK to effectively play against each other.

The results are in. The top three places were filled from varying regions. The South East was first on the board, with Northern Ireland & ROW coming second and London third.

The promotion worked by handing players a series of bonuses throughout the competition period to keep the ball rolling and to keep the frequent and accumulative. Initially, players were treated to a £5 bonus, the first of many throughout February. The subsequent recurrent bonuses arrived through the Cash for Points scheme, which players were automatically entered into upon joining Play the Nation and entering the promo code, PLAY. In order to qualify for this bonus they had to hit 500 Poker Points in February.

Sky Poker kept tabs on all ten of the regions success throughout the month of February. Players from the top three regions were allocated booster bonuses at the end of the month. Those from the South East were given 100% Cash for Points, second placed Northern Ireland, 50% and Londoners, who came in third place, were given a 25% Cash for Points boost.

The beauty of this Play the Nation Competition was the interconnectivity of the play. Players could feel part of a grander scheme and bigger picture. Playing for themselves, but also a player in a larger team, representing their region to be the best poker players and win maximum points and cash. Another way to win big whilst keeping the play fresh and fun for all!

Cash for Points, including Play the Nation rewards and boosts, will be paid before 6pm on 7th March 2012.

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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.


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