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After two years of operation, Ladbrokes has been approved to offer satellites for the World Series of Poker to their players. Ladbrokes is proud to announce that 9 of their much appreciated players have already qualified for the 2008 WSOP Main Event through their satellites.

Every Wednesday they host a ‘$1000 + $90 WSOP Final’ which offers up a seat for the WSOP this year. These special satellites take place at 7:45pm GMT every Wednesday. For every $14,000 generated in the prize pool they will offer one WSOP prize package and at least one package is guaranteed each week.

Along with the $10,000 WSOP seat, all winners will be awarded money for their travel and other accommodations.

Players who don’t have a high enough bankroll to handle these weekly tournaments are able to participate in $100 + $9 buy-in daily tournaments for a chance to win a WSOP Final. In addition to these satellites they also offer $11 + $1 satellites which will gain you entry into the higher tournaments that offer the WSOP prize package.

Ladbrokes is also using another fun approach in awarding WSOP prize packages through a promotion called ‘WSOP Team League.’ Here are the basic rules:

  • Put together a team of players who all have separate Ladbrokespoker.com accounts.
  • A minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 4 players are permitted in each team.
  • Select a captain and give the team a name.
  • Register the team.
  • Play in the WSOP Team tournaments.

Every Thursday each team will have an opportunity to earn points via a $20 + $2 buy-in tournament. The top 100 players from these tournaments will be awarded league points. Here is the point structure:

  • 1st place: 100 pts
  • 2nd place: 99 pts
  • 3rd place: 90 pts
  • Continuing down to 1pt for 100th place.

In the end, one team will win a WSOP prize package for each of its members. The package includes the $10,000 WSOP seat, $2,500 in expense money and 10 days of accommodation at the Rio Hotel and Casino.

In addition to this, every player who finishes 2nd through 36th in Team League will be given the chance to participate in a freeroll tournament offering a $14,000 WSOP prize package.