- Wednesday 30th of November 2005

Third Annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to Be Held at the Atlantis Casino-Resort in January 2006

Worlds Largest Tournament Poker Site to Host Televised World Poker Tour Spectacular Featuring the Games Biggest Names

The new year will begin with the first major poker tournament of 2006, held at one of the worlds most luxurious casinos, attended by the biggest names in poker. PokerStars.com, the worlds largest tournament poker website, will host the third annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) at the Atlantis Casino-Resort, Jan. 5-11, 2006.

The PCA will attract many of the biggest names in poker. The last three world poker champions, Chris Moneymaker (2003), Greg Raymer (2004), and Joe Hachem (2005) will compete. Furthermore, Tom McEvoy, the 1983 World Series of Poker champion will attend. John Gale, from England, who won last years PCA event, is also expected to defend his title.

The six-day poker spectacular offers multiple daily tournaments, cash games, satellites, single table tournaments, and the crown jewel of the tournament -- the PCA championship. For the third consecutive year, the PCA will be taped and broadcast as part of the enormously-popular World Poker Tour, shown on the Travel Channel and other television networks around the world.

The buy-in to the championship event is $8,000 ($7,800 plus a $200 entry fee). The prize pool is projected to be $5 million, making this one of the worlds most lucrative poker tournaments. Approximately 600 players -- amateurs and professionals alike -- are expected to participate in the main event alone, with hundreds more in attendance for the side action and vacation fun.

PokerStars.com is giving away over $750,000 in free entries to players at the site. All packages include the entire $8,000 entry fee, one week for two at the renowned Atlantis Resort and Casino, including meals, plus $1,000 in spending money. Super-satellites and shootouts to the PCA are now being held daily at PokerStars.com. Other qualifying satellites cost as little as $2 -- which means two bucks can turn into a seat on a World Poker Tour event, and at least a million dollars in prize money. Many others will qualify to play in freerolls (tournaments which cost nothing to play). For more details, visit: http://www.pokerstars.com/2006pca/main.html

"The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is going to be a blast," said Joe Hachem, 2005 World Series of Poker Champion. "I hope poker players everywhere will join me at Atlantis. This is my first opportunity to attend the PCA and I look forward to playing in one of the most exciting events in poker."

The Atlantis Casino-Resort is located on beautiful Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The poker room has 40 tables and will offer all of the most popular forms of poker, including no-limit Texas Holdem, the worlds fastest-growing poker game. Atlantis also offers a multitude of other entertainment options, including golf, tennis, water sports, and many other outdoor activities. The Atlantis property includes 17 different restaurants and 18 lounges/nightclubs.

All poker players and those interested in winning a seat in the PCA are invited to visit PokerStars.com. For information on the Atlantis Casino-Resort (including reservations), go to: http://www.atlantis.com/

About PokerStars

PokerStars (http://www.pokerstars.com/) is the worlds most innovative online poker site. PokerStars was the first site to introduce features that became industry standard such as sophisticated multi-table tournaments, integrated game statistics, players notes, personalized images, time bank for tournaments and big bet ring games, satellite tournaments, multi-table sit and go tournaments, and much more.

To date, PokerStars has dealt over three billion hands and run more than 14 million poker tournaments, awarding well over $1 billion in prize money. PokerStars is one of the worlds largest poker rooms, with 3.5 million registered player accounts. PokerStars support team is truly unique, as help and assistance is available around the clock from people who know and understand the game of poker and the importance of impeccable customer service.

The PokerStars.com site is also one of the most secure. PokerStars uses industry-leading security software to ensure the integrity of the system, including encryption, card shuffle randomness and preventative measures against cheating and collusion. Money covering players balances is held in segregated accounts managed by the Royal Bank of Scotland, ensuring that PokerStars can fulfill its obligations to players at all times.

PokerStars is an official member of the World Poker Tour, and the title sponsor of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. During the last three years, PokerStars.com sent more players to the World Series of Poker than any other source or website. A whopping 1,116 entrants qualified to play this year via PokerStars satellites. PokerStars is the site where the 2003 and 2004 World Series of Poker champions won entries into the World Series of Poker. The reigning world poker champion Joe Hachem, has also been an active player at PokerStars since 2001. He joined Moneymaker and Raymer as official representatives of PokerStars.com, thus fortifying the company trademark, "Where Poker Players Become World Champions."

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