Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and James Bond are British names known and respected by Americans. Now, WILLIAM HILL may become the latest addition.
Founded in 1934, the company has been a major innovator in the growth and development of the gaming industry in the UK. Today, it owns two greyhound stadiums and operates some 2,200 betting-shops where visitors can wager on all sports, Baseball, NFL, Soccer, and Politics, among them.
The class of the Kingdom, William Hill recently rolled out the Red Carpet to introduce WilliamHillPoker.com to American players along with a challenge -- "We're serious about poker. Are you?"
The Brits have called the Yanks to the Poker Table. And, from Seattle to San Diego, Oakland to Orlando, Brownsville to Boston, American players have answered: "We're the USA and we're on our way!" Uncle Sam, meet William Hill.
The Royalty of online poker websites, WilliamHillPoker.com is sophisticated, safe, secure, and simple. You can play at any level you feel comfortable, all from the convenience of your PC. For these reasons, it's quickly become an American favorite. WilliamHillPoker.com features all games and limits. In addition, there is more than $400,000 in guaranteed tournaments every week! $2 million every month! Daily online satellites are launched to qualify for the WSOP. These guys are playin' poker! Whether you're Lord of the Flop, an Omaha Warrior, or a Champion at Stud, WilliamHillPoker.com has just the joust for you. With luck 'n pluck, you can go from an apprentice to a Knight of the Round-Table.
Win enough money and everybody will call you Sir. So popular has its online poker.com been, William Hill has now announced a major new world class LIVE tournament in the UK - The William Hill Grand Prix of Poker, Oct. 17-25, 2005. A premier event, it will feature the Aristocracy of the game. Win it, and you'll be the King of Poker!
Only Poker Royalty gets to ride in The Grand Prix.
The field will consist of 48 international poker professionals there by invitation. Only eight online qualifiers will be included in the tournament. These players qualify through online satellites currently being conducted at WilliamHillPoker.com through September 18th.
The concept and design of The Grand Prix of Poker is aimed at rewarding the best player, rather than the "blessed" player. Hence, it's moved away from traditional blind structures. In The Grand Prix, the blinds are more incremental, the increases smaller; thus minimizing the distortion to the natural balance between skill and luck.
The Grand Prix consists of 7 heats of 8 players at each table, 56 total. The winner of each heat wins a place at the Final Table of eight players. Runnersup will comprise a second Semi-Final Table of eight players. The best TV production team in the UK will film the tournament action for broadcast.
William Hill has added over $200,000 to The Grand Prix prize money. The total prize pool will be almost a million dollars! Here's a chance to become an international poker star and make a bundle besides. So players, fasten your seatbelts and start your engines! May the best hand win!
If you're more of a laid-back, fun-in-the-sun kind of poker personality, WilliamHillPoker.com has an event for you, too. Online players are now able to qualify for the Caribbean Poker Classic to be held in St. Kitts November 25th.
The Caribbean Poker Classic is a $10,000 package which includes $6,300 entry into the main No- Limit event, nine nights at the prestigious Marriott Resort, $1,400 deposited in your William Hill account and you receive another $1,000 in cash when you register in St. Kitts.
In addition, participants in the Caribbean Classic receive a reception at the airport, free transportation, entry into seven "Designer Watch Free-rolls", and a lavish Award Banquet. If you like being a pampered poker player, this is your tournament. Its nine days in Paradise and almost $2 million in tournament treasure waiting to be discovered. Clearly, William Hill has made poker a paramount feature online and on land. The game's become an international favorite and William Hill a major player. The company sponsors and is represented by several most accomplished pros. At this year's WSOP Tournament, a William Hill pro took 18th place for $350,000. Congratulations.
The Brits have been playing poker ever since it was introduced to them in the 1870s. Draw poker was well established in the U.S. when the Ambassador to Great Britain, Robert C. Schenck, a former Congressman and highstakes poker player, taught Queen Victoria and the Royal Family to play the game. They learned well. Today, in the UK, they say, "God Save the All-in!"