POKER PLAYERS CAN WIN A SEAT AT ‘WORLD SERIES OF POKER’ DURING SHIPBOARD TOURNAMENT ABOARD CARNIVAL LEGEND
MIAMI (March 15, 2007) - Carnival Cruise Lines and the Ocean Players Club, a casino rewards program for guests sailing aboard the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, in association with PokerTek Inc., will provide poker players an opportunity to win a $10,000 seat in the upcoming 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in Las Vegas.
A special WSOP Satellite Tournament will be played on a PokerPro® table aboard the Carnival Legend’s four-day Caribbean cruise departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 9, with the tournament winner determined at the finals held on board April 12.
In addition to a $10,000 seat, the WSOP Satellite Tournament winner will receive $1,000 for travel expenses to Las Vegas for the WSOP Main Event which starts July 5, 2007.
Entry fee for the Carnival WSOP Satellite Tournament is $150, with additional buy-ins available for $100 each.
Interested players can register online at www.oceanplayersclub.com and must include their Carnival Cruise Lines booking number.
The Ocean Players Club offers something for every level of player, from awards for playing slots to establishing credit lines and betting limits for high rollers. Players can earn points at the slots toward instant cash rewards, complimentary beverages, free gifts, and future cruise benefits.
Membership in the Ocean Players Club is free and enrollment is coordinated with the casino host on board. For more information, visit www.oceanplayersclub.com.
The four-day cruise aboard the Carnival Legend will depart Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades Monday, April 9 and return Friday, April 13. Featured ports include Grand Turk and Nassau.
In addition to full casino gambling, guests sailing aboard the Carnival Legend enjoy a diversity of formal and casual dining options, a luxurious spa, 16 lounges and bars, a duty-free shopping mall, and a wide range of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment options.
Additional information and reservations for the Carnival Legend cruise or any other "Fun Ship" departure are available by contacting any travel agent, calling 1-800-CARNIVAL or visiting carnival.com.
About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival is the most popular cruise line in the world with 22 "Fun Ships" operating three- to 16-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Greek Isles. The line currently has three new ships on order – the 112,000-ton Carnival Splendor, scheduled to enter service in July 2008; and the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic – to be the largest "Fun Ships" ever constructed -- scheduled for delivery in October 2009 and June 2011, respectively.
About PokerTek, Inc.
PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, develops and markets the PokerPro® System, an automated poker table and a suite of software applications that improves the game of poker for players and operators. PokerPro was developed to increase casino revenue, reduce expenses, and attract new players into poker rooms. The current product line includes PokerPro, the ten-seated table, and PokerPro® Heads-Up™, a two-seated table which allows casinos to run heads-up poker tournaments. PokerPro tables are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and on major Cruise Lines. The first PokerPro Texas Hold’Em hand was dealt on May 24, 2005 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.pokertek.com.