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July 18, 2012 07:49 ET

Sky Poker Players Competing in World Series of Poker in Las Vegas

Seven Sky Poker Players Are Heading to Las Vegas to Compete in the World Series of Poker

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - Sky Poker will once again be off to the bright lights of Las Vegas as seven of their best players will be competing in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

The seven competitors won their prize packages as part of the Sky Poker Viva Las Vegas promotion. These lucky players will be able to experience the high and lows, along with the dramas and tensions of the World Series of Poker.

So can Sky Poker's very own team of elite online poker players make an impact at the 2012 World Series of Poker? You can follow all of the latest updates on Sky Poker as Tikay updates you on how they fare.

The seven players heading to Las Vegas with Sky Poker are Julian Thew (Yoyo), James Foley (FOLEYBOY1), Marc Wright (Railtard11), Neil Giblin (Jakally), Tommy Dyer (TommyD), Matt Bates (MattBates), and Kevin Finan (oldboy271). All of these players boast a great deal of poker experience, and are hoping to win big in Vegas.

Julian Thew, for instance, is a Sky Poker Pro and one of the best players in the UK poker scene. He has already cashed in over $2.7 million in live tournaments, and has won the GUKPT and EPT titles, as well as a Sky Poker Tour event.

Unlike Julian, James Foley qualified for the World Series of Poker Main Event for just £2.20! He also had a fantastic performance at the Sky Poker Tour in Blackpool, and will hope to repeat this performance in the Nevada heat. Marc Wright also qualified in the same Sky Poker event as James, but typically plays bigger buy-in online tournaments.

Although all of these players come from different poker backgrounds, all of them will be competitive in Las Vegas.

For more information about the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, or to play some fantastic online poker, visit Sky Poker.

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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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