October 17, 2012 01:00 ET

WPT Ireland Sponsored by Legendary Online Poker Room

PKR Set to Host First Major Poker Event of 2013-Giving Away $3000 Entry Packages to Online Winners

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - The world's biggest 3D poker site, PKR, is going all-in during the lead up to its sponsored World Poker Tour Ireland; providing players with a variety of ways to gain VIP entry, for free.

As the WPT Ireland (National Dublin) official sponsor, PKR has the facility to reward its members with the chance to land a seat at the event. In true PKR style, players can choose from a range of intricate and exciting tournament routes to the venue - Dublin's CityWest Hotel.

Winners of the VIP package will receive their EUR1,320 buy-in, a four-night stay at the CityWest hotel itself, $300 in travel expenses and access to PKR's exclusive events surrounding the tournament.

The 2013 WPT Ireland is running from Thursday January 3rd to Sunday January 6th.

A spokesperson for PKR commented:

'It's no secret that we like to throw a party and this year's WPT Ireland is our chance to kick off the new year doing what we do best - bringing the biggest names in poker and our members, our family, to the felt to play some serious cards. The winners will be able to hang out with Team PKR Pro and enjoy full VIP treatment all the way.

'Still, the most exciting part for us is the build-up; we love running satellite tournaments with this type of prize in the pot. It's a real honour for us to be associated with an event this big again and it gives us the chance to bring some of the best online talent on PKR to the live tables - which is awesome.'

Those satellite games are already live, available to play through the online poker site today. Members can also get their hands on the $3k package by investing just $1.50 or 850 PKR Points into the pot on a lottery table and winning their way to Dublin through five tournament stages.

Meanwhile, PKR have introduced a separate, rather unique route to entry, via the Dublin Nights Freeroll. This will take place on Sunday 16 December and is free to anybody who enters at least one Dublin Nights mini-tournament in the run up to the 16th.

Those who want to gain an advantage on what is likely to be a massive playing field, can keep entering the daily mini-tournaments up until 12 December. The more tournaments they play, the bigger their starting stack will be in the big Dublin Nights Freeroll; 100 chips are rewarded for every mini-tournament entry and members can even earn up to an extra 8000 by playing ten or more games.

To review the full details of the WPT Ireland and the various ways of grabbing a VIP package through PKR, visit where you can also scan through the terms and conditions of each entry method.

About PKR

PKR is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played. Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker. Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.

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