Friday, 1 August 2008

WSOP Final Tables Just Became Crunchier

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A special bonus is coming to players lucky enough to have made it through to the final tables at this year’s World Series of Poker. In addition to their cash prizes, all of those making final tables this summer can look forward to a year’s worth of delicious, healthy snacking, too.

Through a special arrangement with Subway Restaurants and Frito-Lay North America, players who made final tables in the 55 events of this year’s Series will be given one year’s worth of free Sun Chips every time they purchase a six-inch Subway sub (or larger).

“We’re very pleased to welcome Subway and Frito-Lay to the World Series of Poker family,” said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the World Series of Poker. “Poker is becoming a truly global game, and we are therefore especially thrilled to be working with the Subway franchise whose nearly 30,000 locations can be found in 87 different countries.”

Pollack additionally clarified that the nine players scheduled to play the Main Event final table -- the so-called “November Nine” -- were also eligible to begin taking advantage of the offer immediately. “We did not want to penalize these great players and prevent them from enjoying a wonderful, quality product that carries only carry one gram of fat per six ounce serving and does not contain any cholesterol or trans fat.”

Players will not be allowed to combine the offer with other coupons on the same purchase. However, players can receive their free Sun Chips when taking advantage of other deals, such as Subway’s recent “five-dollar foot long” promotion.

We want to be very clear, here,” said Pollack. “The offer is valid at any Subway location and runs through the beginning of the 2009 World Series of Poker. While there will be no combining of offers, we still believe this is a terrific arrangement that really suits the best interests of poker in a phenomenal way.”

Whether this new arrangement will create any conflict with Planters, already established as the “official nut” of the WSOP, is uncertain. Mr. Peanut could not be reached for comment.


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