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FTP releases details of first promotion; Raymer extends Heartland run; Aussie Millions satellites revealed

TAGs: Aussie Millions, full tilt poker, Greg Raymer, Heartland poker tour, PokerStars

poker newsFull Tilt Poker has revealed details of their first promotion since being taken over by PokerStars. The company released details of ‘Deal Me In’ earlier today and it includes $250,000 worth of freeroll tournaments. These will run from the opening date of the site on November 6 all the way to November 11. Prize pools will increase on a daily basis with the ten tournaments scheduled for the final day offering a guaranteed $10k each.

Another strand to the promotion is a bonus package with real-money players getting at least $200 plus a free Rush Poker Ring Game Ticket. There will also be a ticket sale and the week is being dubbed ‘Happy Hour Week’ with double Full Tilt Poker points available around the clock. FTOPS XXI Satellite Frenzy, which offers entries to FTOPS XXU events, will kick off “in the coming weeks” and more information on all their promotions can be found on the new and improved FullTiltPoker.com

Grey Raymer kept up his excellent run in the Heartland Poker Tour with his third victory. Raymer topped a field of 185-players at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack Casino Hotel in Altoona, Iowa. He took home a cheque for $72,089 and it ranks alongside the title he won in New Mexico in July and St. Louis in September. His closest challenger was Chad Lawson with the aptly named Craig Casino taking home third place.

Melbourne’s Crown Casino has released a satellite schedule ahead of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship next year. Qualifiers for the AUD$10,600 Main Event get underway on November 7 with a $65 phase one satellite, winners advancing to the Main Event itself. There is also a free mega satellite qualifier with the Aussie Millions Poker Championship commencing on January 17 with the first event a AUD$1,100 NLHE event.

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