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Absolute Poker Hosts Charity Event

21 Jun 2005

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker destination has partnered with the poker event producer Outlaws of Poker and Hawaiian Gardens Casino to host the Hawaiian Garden's Super 7 Series benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The monthly tournaments, which include land-based casino events at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and online satellite tournaments that start on June 22 on Absolute Poker's site, will run through December 8 and are expected to raise at least $100,000 to help fund research to find the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Outlaws of Poker a poker special events and production company, is producing the series which will be televised on UPN.

The first land-based Super 7 Series Tournament was June 18 and raised $10,000. Absolute Poker's weekly satellite tournaments starting June 22 will run every Wednesday night through December.

Buy-in for Absolute Poker's satellite events is $50 and, for every nine people playing on a table, one person will be eligible to play in that month's Outlaws of Poker Tournament with a $425 buy-in to win a $100,000 pot. $25 of the buy-in goes directly to CFF. The next land-based tournament is July 10 at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino will be a $100,000 guarantee, no limit hold'em series with $200 plus $25 buy-in with one optional re-buy.

The players who signed up at the June 18 casino event and those who sign up by midnight EDT this Sunday, June 26 at http://www.absolutepoker.com are eligible to participate in AbsolutePoker's exclusive online benefit tournament for CFF June 29. Players pay $20 plus a $5 buy-in, which goes to CFF. Those preferring only to make a donation may do so by going to the tournament lobby and making a $10 donation directly to the CFF.

Gian Perroni, poker room manager for AbsolutePoker said, "Our recent tremendous success with the World Series of Poker has shown that satelliting poker players into a brick and mortar poker tournament is an exciting and efficient way to get people involved. With the Outlaws of Poker tournament series, we have the added incentive and benefit of raising money for a good cause."

 
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