The guys at Paddy Power Poker are jingling their baubles with excitement as they announces details of its biggest ever Christmas poker promotion. There will be a series of tournaments over the Christmas and New Year period, culminating with a huge $30,000 freeroll giveaway on New Year's Day. Known as Santa's Bulging Sack, this promotion offers a range of great prizes including Irish Open buy-in's, holidays and lots of fancy electronic gadgetry.
Free to enter, the Santa's Bulging Sack promotion is the perfect tonic for those jaded with last minute Christmas shopping, with a great selection of final table prizes. There will be no January blues for the top fifteen finishers in this tournament either, as they bounce into spring with presents which will have their families screaming with jealousy.
There are some great prizes for those finishing in 4th to15th place, who will be in gadget heaven with iPods, iPhones and LCD TV's to play with, while the 3rd place finisher will start the New Year in style with a fantastic holiday to New York City worth €1,500.
The real icing on the cake, however, is the chance to play in the 2008 Irish Open, Europe's oldest and most prestigious major poker tournament. The 2nd place finisher receives free entry (plus expenses) to the €1,500 Irish Open No Limit Hold'em Freezeout Event, while the winner of Santa's Bulging Sack will walk away with the most coveted ticket in town, entry to the €3 Million Guaranteed Irish Open Main Event worth €4,500. The 2008 Irish Open will be held over Easter Weekend at the fabulous Citywest Hotel, near Dublin from the 19th-24th March 2008.
Santa's Bulging Sack is a Christmas present from Paddy Power Poker to all its players to thank them for playing. To be eligible to play in this great value tournament, players must compete in two or more out of twelve nightly $5 rebuy tournaments starting on the 21st December. These tournaments take place every night at 8pm and can be found in the 'tournaments' section of the Paddy Power poker room.
The schedule and prize structure for Paddy's Bulging Giveaway is as follows: -
Freeroll, 1st January, 2008 at 8pm
1st Prize Buy in to the 2008 Irish Open Main Event (worth €4,500)
2nd Prize Buy in to Irish Open NLH Freezeout plus expenses (worth €2,000)
3rd Prize Holiday to New York (worth €1,500)
4th Prize LCD TV and surround sound system.
5th Prize TV and PS3
6th Prize iPhone
7th Prize Acer Laptop 5101
8th Prize PlayStation 3
9th Prize Gig iPod
10th Prize iPod Nano 8GB
11th-15th Prize 4 Gig iPod