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WPT Montreal: Cash Edition

Another week – another exciting promotion from Bovada. From September 30 to October 27, you can play your favorite poker games to earn weekly cash bonuses while also scoring chances to win the $6k WPT Montreal Prize Package.

To be eligible for this promotion, you need to subscribe here.

Here is the reward structure for earning points:

For 75 points earned in one week you will receive a $10 cash bonus, 150 points will earn $20, and for 200 points you will receive a $30 cash bonus.

For each bonus level achieved, you will also earn one entry into the grand prize draw to be held on October 28.

The $6K WPT Montreal Prize Package includes:

–          $3,850 Main Event Buy-in;

–          $2,150 in travel and accommodations:

–          Bovada Swag Bag.

Punta Cana Poker Classic

Less than three weeks are left in another contest to win a trip to yet another glorious poker destination.

The 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic is taking place in the tropical Dominican Republic from November 12 to November 16 and is hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Daily qualifiers run through October 20 and give you a chance to win the $5,500 Prize Package for less than $1.

The $5,500 Prize Package includes:

–          $1,650 Main Event Buy-in;

–          Six nights hotel accommodations;

–          $1,700 in travel expenses;

–          Ground transportation;

–          All-inclusive food and beverage;

–          Bovada Swag Bag.

Check out the full qualifying table at the contest’s main page.

 

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Poker Hall of Fame Announces Nominations for 2013

The names of ten players on this years’ Poker Hall of Fame ballots have been released. In existence since 1979, and founded by the legendary Benny Binion to market his Horseshoe Casino, the Poker Hall of Fame is there to preserve the names and legacies of the world’s greatest poker players and is considered one of the greatest honors in poker.

The membership that includes 44 people is currently handled by the WSOP. The list of players who have been elected to this prestigious club over the years include the stalwarts of poker of the likes of Doyle Brunson, Benny Binion himself, Stu Ungart, Johnny Chan, and Phil Hellmuth. Some other famous pros, such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Tom Dwan, have been nominated by popular vote in years past but cannot yet get on the list due to the age restriction of 40 years.

Other criteria for consideration include playing against acknowledged top competition, playing for high stakes, and playing consistently well to earn respect of peers and stand the test of time.

The ten poker personalities vying for the induction from the class of 2013 are: Chris Bjorin, Humberto Brenes, David Chiu, Thor Hansen, Jennifer Harman, Mike Matusow, Tom McEvoy, Carlos Mortensen, Scotty Nguyen and Huckleberry Seed.

The winner- or winners – will be decided in the voting process among the 19 living current Hall of Fame members and an 18-person media panel. The outcome of the voting will be announced by the WSOP Governing Council by October 11. The ceremony of induction will take place during the WSOP Main Event final table festivities on November 3 at the Rio in Las Vegas.

You can read full bios of the contestants on WSOP.com.

Also read why Scotty Nguyen has been a perennial nominee but has no more than 1 in 10 shot to get elected here.