Players get two chances to win in an inaugural promotion from Genting Stanley's new online casino and poker website Circus Casino.co.uk. This second chance format is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and allows CircusCasino.co.uk to engage with customers from 40 land-based casinos under its national Circus, Mint and Maxims brands.
Players who do not qualify from a land-based tournament at a participating casino automatically receive a second chance to make it to the finals in an online qualifier; equally, those who buy into an online 100 000 Second Chance tpournament on Monday night but do not win will receive a second chance in a future online competition.
The prize pool for this will be a guaranteed GBP 100 000 and the finals will take place at the famous Circus Casino at Star City, Birmingham from 30 October to 2 November, 2008.
The Texas Hold'em (no limit) tournament launches online on Monday, 28 July with the tournament qualifier commencing at 20:00 (BST) on Monday, 4 August – the second chance format will run every Monday at 20.00 (BST).
Peter Nolan, Managing Director Online at Genting Stanley, said: "We have created a unique tournament which allows us to offer both offline and online players a free, second chance to reach the GBP 100 000 final.
"We don't believe this format has been tried before, and it is a great way of showcasing both sides of our business by allowing players a free opportunity to play on our new CircusPoker.co.uk platform.
"Although we only launched CircusPoker.co.uk less than a month ago, as the UK's biggest casino operator we have tremendous heritage and therefore we are able to offer a substantial guaranteed prize pool for our inaugural tournament."
Players can buy-in directly to the Texas Hold'em final in Birmingham for GBP 550, there will also be side tournaments during the event including Omaha (pot limit).