MIAMI (March 15, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines and the Ocean Players Club, a casino rewards program for guests sailing aboard the Worldâ€™s Leading Cruise Lines, in association with PokerTek Inc., will provide poker players an opportunity to win a $10,000 seat in the upcoming 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in Las Vegas.
A special WSOP Satellite Tournament will be played on a PokerProÂ® table aboard the Carnival Legendâ€™s four-day Caribbean cruise departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 9, with the tournament winner determined at the finals held on board April 12.
In addition to a $10,000 seat, the WSOP Satellite Tournament winner will receive $1,000 for travel expenses to Las Vegas for the WSOP Main Event which starts July 5, 2007.
Entry fee for the Carnival WSOP Satellite Tournament is $150, with additional buy-ins available for $100 each.
Interested players can register online at www.oceanplayersclub.com and must include their Carnival Cruise Lines booking number.
The Ocean Players Club offers something for every level of player, from awards for playing slots to establishing credit lines and betting limits for high rollers. Players can earn points at the slots toward instant cash rewards, complimentary beverages, free gifts, and future cruise benefits.
Membership in the Ocean Players Club is free and enrollment is coordinated with the casino host on board. For more information, visit www.oceanplayersclub.com.
The four-day cruise aboard the Carnival Legend will depart Fort Lauderdaleâ€™s Port Everglades Monday, April 9 and return Friday, April 13. Featured ports include Grand Turk and Nassau.
In addition to full casino gambling, guests sailing aboard the Carnival Legend enjoy a diversity of formal and casual dining options, a luxurious spa, 16 lounges and bars, a duty-free shopping mall, and a wide range of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment options.
Additional information and reservations for the Carnival Legend cruise or any other â€œFun Shipâ€ departure are available by contacting any travel agent, calling 1-800-CARNIVAL or visiting carnival.com.