Two Winners in two Weeks Scoop $70,000 on iPoker's Rio Jackpot

Oct 29, 2010, 04:00 ET from Playtech

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, October 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playtech's iPoker network, the largest B2B network in the world, has given away $70,000 in less than a fortnight, to the winning players of their Rio Jackpot promotion.

The Rio Jackpot Sit 'N Go tournament has been running continuously for the past six years, and has already given away over $6.5 million. With an initial prize fund of $25,000, the jackpot increases by $10,000 every week, until someone wins six consecutive Rio Jackpot Sit 'N Go tournaments, and scoops the grand prize.

This month saw one lucky Betfred player secure a $45,000 prize in five and a half hours of great play, and only eight days later, a player on Paddy Power won a further $25,000.

Describing his winning moment, the $45,000-winning player said: 'It was an absolutely marvelous scene! I invited five friends over and we just partied all night! I felt very satisfied that it was possible after missing the Rio Jackpot a couple of times before. I will be trying the Rio Jackpot again and also Fort Knox [another iPoker promotion] which is actually my preferred Sit 'N Go.'

This unique and lucrative tournament will now reset at the starting prize fund, giving players plenty more chances to win a fantastic $25,000 or more.

About iPoker

Playtech's poker network iPoker has over 35,000 concurrent players at peak time, making it the largest poker network in the world. With a strong presence in Europe, iPoker is the network of choice for the major European gaming brands looking for record levels of liquidity. With a vast array of lucrative, expertly managed promotions, iPoker is the home of the European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP). The network's successful Italian counterpart, iPoker.it, has the region's top gaming operators on board and fully complies with the prescriptions for online gaming outlined by Italy's regulatory body, the AAMS. http://www.ipoker.com

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