Online poker players who qualified for the WSOP Main Event through MansionPoker.comÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s satellite poker tournaments have automatically been entered into a special freeroll for a chance to win a place at the WSOP Celebrity Bounty Bash. Up for grabs is prize money of $20,000, a $13,000 package to the WSOP 2010 Main Event, and the opportunity to play against some of pokerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest players.
MansionPoker.com players qualified for the WSOP Main Poker Event through buy-ins ranging from 77 cents to $535. One MansionPoker.com online poker player even qualified via a freeroll, having won entry by simply playing for 20 days during a promotion.
The special freeroll takes place on June 21, 2009, and is open to all winners of network packages to the WSOP main event. Only 21 poker players can qualify for the Celebrity , so the online poker freeroll will be played until only these 21 remain. They will then go on to the live poker tournament at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, on July 9, 2009.
Prize money at the live tournament is $20,000, winner takes all, and in addition to the 21 qualifiers are six of the best players known to poker Ã¢â‚¬â€œ formidable opponents Scott Nguyen, Neil Channing, Jamie Gold, Marty Smith and Tony G. Also playing is Emmy Award-winning talk-show host Montel Williams, poker enthusiast, and an active campaigner for US poker playersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ rights in online poker gaming.
The bounty on each of these celebrities is a $13,000 package to the WSOP 2010 Main Event, to be won by any player who knocks them out.
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