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NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Gibraltar, Gibraltar, 2008/05/06 - Ten lucky players are battling it out for the World Poker Crown on Thursday, May 8 at Perlada Castle in Barcelona, Spain.


The World Poker Crown final table is all set to take place at Peralada Castle in Spain on Thursday, May 8. The $3 million guaranteed tournament,'s biggest poker event to date, will be broadcasted live at

During the live webcast, Pacific Poker members will have the chance to play in special restricted tournaments to win one of four World Series of Poker* packages, worth $17,000 each. To be eligible to win one of these great prizes, players need to visit the World Poker Crown website before the web cast starts and guess who will take it!
The ten finalists of the World Poker Crown battled their way through a field of over 2200 players online, to secure their seats in the offline final. The winner will take home a massive $1 million first prize, but all players are guaranteed at least $22,500 (the 10th place payout).

The ten lucky players that are battling it out for the World Poker Crown are:
Jack Hinchey from Canada (349,000 in chips), Michael Lawson from Canada (207,000), Bart Wetsteijn from the Netherlands (139,000), Piotr Skiba from Poland (102,000), Pini Roberto from Italy (85,000), Mark Rossler from Germany (58,000), Mark Castonguay from Canada (52,000), Arjan van Bavel from the Netherlands (41,000), Michael Leah from Canada (40,000), Gijsbert van Doesburg from the Netherlands (38,000).

Further details about the 10 finalists are online. In addition to the live webcast, the tournament's highlights will also be broadcasted on Sky Sports 2 on May 12 at 9:30PM BST, as well as other channels around the world at a later date. The live web cast will begin when there are 8 players remaining (about 14:30 BST).

888 is also offering a market on the World Poker Crown at Bettors have the option of backing their favourite to win, choosing the survivor in last longer match ups and picking the country of origin for the winner.
World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with 888 or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

About is one of the World's leading gaming and entertainment companies. It has millions of members worldwide who enjoy its casino, bingo, sports and poker rooms and receive an online gaming experience like no other.
Founded in 1997 by pioneers of the online gaming industry, has developed a strong brand grown by cutting-edge marketing through offline sponsorships, poker events, online collaborations and continual upgrading of its flagship online products; Casino, Bingo, Sports and Poker.'s goal is to provide quality entertainment to people who enjoy gambling, by giving them the opportunity to do so in a safe, fun, fair, regulated and secure environment. Its clients are its assets and it continually makes every effort to establish customer satisfaction by building relationships via service, honesty, advice and trust - with every member.
Further to the new site offerings and following significant technological investment, has recently embarked in to new on-land ventures; partnering with key brands to deliver specific propositions. has also seen the launch of mobile, in-flight, and in-hotel casino where customers can access their favourite games, not only from their computers but from mobile phones and televisions too.
Over the last 3 years, has been named Best Online Casino twice running and Best Online Operator of the Year at the eGaming Awards as well as being voted Best Online Casino at the Inside Edge Awards and most recently, being named Best Online Casino at the UK Gambling Awards.

Offline activity sits side by side the online business, complimenting's position as the leading authority in gaming entertainment. is the main sponsor of Sevilla FC and the title sponsor of the World Snooker Championship held at The Crucible in Sheffield. also has individual associations with top snooker talents in the world; Ronnie O'Sullivan and World Champion John Higgins, as well as former first-class cricketer Shane Warne.


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