888.com have launched their Poker Open V giving you the opportunity to compete with celebrities, poker professionals and online qualifiers from all across the globe – all vying for a share in the $648,000 jackpot. Guaranteed celebrities include Australian cricket legend and 888 sponsored, Shane Warne, as well as the 888 Snooker World Champion, Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan.
Returning for the fifth year, the 888 Poker Open will be filmed from October 27 to November 7 for broadcast between January – June 2009. To tune in, switch to Sky Sports every Tuesday night from 22:00pm. Viewers will get to watch 108 participants made up of eight celebrities, 65 poker professionals and 35 888 Poker online qualifiers compete to be crowned champion of the Poker Open V.
888’s Marketing Director, Matt Robinson had this to say: “The 888.com Poker Open Championship is certainly a highlight in the poker calendar. Now in its fifth year, the competition is attracting some of the best players in the world which makes for an even more competitive tournament than last year. The TV cameras will no doubt capture all the excitement and unexpected turns from start to finish.”
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