The Bat recently ran about a promotion he just missed and the Bat is awnry. Say you were stuck on a deserted island way out there past Hawaii but shy of China whatcha’ going bring?
Bat thinks about that Office Depot commercial or is Office Shack or Office Space or whatever, where the dude is stranded with a monkey and starts an internet business. The Bat would be all about that, except the monkey, unless it was name Bubbles and came with a sequined glove, then the Bat would stuff it and sell it as part of his online business.
Actually, the Bat’s business wouldn’t be some fly by night Ebay joint it would of course be the business of poker. Give the Bat a few screens, a few computers, a generator that runs on salt water, a couple of Hooters girls, and a chef and the Bat might not leave even when the air force finds him.
So the Bat reads about Poker Island and it sounds good, almost perfect. Not quite in the middle of the Pacific and not quite deserted save for some Hooters girls and the Bat’s chef but still pretty much like paradise.
The Bat is talking about one of the better promotions in online poker, the bwin Poker Island. The event just ended but the Bat is envious of the players who got the experience of a lifetime. Live players compete for a juicy prize package while staying in paradise.
The players won what exactly? They competed for a huge prize package to next year’s Aussie millions. Australia is kind of an island paradise itself, even if it is a continent, probalby with more landmass than all the islands (save Britain, Madagascar, and Greenland) put together.
Melbourne is a happening spot, the Bat would enjoy winning a prize there. Wouldn’t be so fun, if the Bat traveled all the way to Poker Island to win a package to Atlantic City.
The Poker Island players, winners from across the globe, played around the clock poker games. Sounds like a reality show, don’t it, kind of like Gilligan’s Island meets the World Series of Poker. For one month these guys had to tolerate paradise matching wits, from June 15th to July 14th.
All it took for those lucky castaways, on their fateful trip to get to poker island was to win a couple of online poker tournaments. Like any good poker promotion it starts below the micro steps with a freeroll being option number one.
Unfortunately, this years qualifers are over, (www.bwin.com/pokerisland) completed June 23rd. However, that’s not going to keep the Bat from waiting for U.I.E.G.A to get turned over and to make an island cruise next year.
Each week a champion was crowned and then at the grand final, July 14th, each of the weekly champions battled one another. The guy who was living most large was the champion of the grand final who won the VIP Package for the “Aussie Millions 2010” poker tournament. Value: $25,000. To get a better idea of what’s going on at poker’s paradise island visit: poker island right now.