From today, BetVictor Poker is hosting the €40,000 Poker Olympics. Over the next month, competitors can take part in five events that include Sprint Challenges, Marathon, High Jump, Long Jump, and 400 Metre Hurdles.
Prizes on offer include a MacBook Air and four packages for the European Masters of Poker Barcelona.
Today starts with the Sprint Challenge. Players can start earning VIP points to go towards four EMOP Barcelona freerolls worth €2,000 each. Below are details of the freerolls including point requirements and dates:
1 EMOP Barcelona 100m: 100 VIP Points — 08/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
2 EMOP Barcelona 200m: 200 VIP Points — 15/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
3 EMOP Barcelona 400m: 400 VIP Points — 22/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
4 EMOP Barcelona 800m: 800 VIP Points — 29/08/2012 @ 20:15 CET
The Marathon will be run on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August, with winners picking up a MacBook Air and cash prizes awarded to others in the top 10.
The High Jump and Long Jump will reward any player who hits a royal flush in any Texas hold’em cash game with €100. In the same Texas hold’em cash games, players who are dealt a pocket pair three consecutive times will receive winnings of €300.
Competitors who win four six-seat turbo sit ‘n’ go (SNG) tournaments in a row at the same stake level in the 400 Metre Hurdles will each receive a new iPad.
“Like poker, qualifying for and competing at the Olympics takes a lot of commitment, skill and a little bit of luck,” said Head of BetVictor Poker, Andy Horne. “The Poker Olympics rewards our own poker athletes with lots of opportunities to finish number one on the podium and take down gold for being the best. Good luck to all Olympians, whether on the track, field, or felt this summer.”