From today, AbsolutePoker.com is giving online poker players the chance to cross the line from spectator to competitor to win one of five weekly Sports Legends Challenge prize packages in their Sports Legends Challenge Super Satellite, scheduled nightly Wednesday through Sunday at 22:45 ET.

The Sports Legends Challenge, presented by online poker sponsor AbsolutePoker.com, is the sports fan’s ultimate fantasy featuring four days of casino gaming, poker, and golf tournaments with stellar cash prizes, 25 of the world’s greatest sports superstars, and all in the magnificent surrounds of the turquoise lagoons of Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

For the first time ever, sports fans have a chance to play with and against 25 of the world’s greatest sports superstars, including mixed martial arts legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, skateboard icon Tony Hawk, hockey legend Mark Messier, Troy Aikman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Richard Petty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Namath, Reggie Jackson and many others. To up the ante, the event will also feature 25 of the world’s top Poker Pros such as Annie Duke, Johnny Chan and Mike Sexton, who will play with and coach event participants.

Unique to AbsolutePoker.com, the online qualifiers for this prestigious event will run each week Wednesday through Sunday between now and September 6th inclusive, with a direct buy-in of $200 + 15. Every Sports Legends Challenge Super Satellite will award a minimum of one luxury prize package, which includes entry to the inaugural four-day Sports Legends Challenge.

Play your cards right, and you could be on your way to be part of this momentous event, confirmed for Sept. 14 – 17, 2009 at the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino. The Sports Legends, Poker Pros and participants will compete for up to $10 million in prize money in a variety of events including blackjack, slots and golf tournaments, plus a No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament to be telecast nationally.

Full details of the Sports Legends Challenge and Absolute Poker’s online qualifiers are available on AbsolutePoker.com