Online poker room gets behind their ‘Million Dollar’ qualifiers
Wednesday 26th May 2004
ParadisePoker.com says it is fully supporting its one hundred Internet qualifiers at the WSOP. Dubbed the Million Dollar Team due to the total value of their US$10,000 a head entry fees, each player qualified through the sites $25 satellite tournaments.
In honour of these million-dollar amateur card sharks, ParadisePoker.com sponsored a celebrity charity poker weekend at the Palms Casino Resort. A glittering array of celebrity players, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire, were there to try their hands at the ParadisePoker.com Celebrity Challenge, which saw Survivor All-Stars champion, Amber Brkich, triumph. A donation in the amount of US$25,000 was made to Multiple Sclerosis charities, Amber's charitable cause.