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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 26 News


When we say “It is Hotter Here” we mean it and with this summers $50,000 Craze Jackpot you get to find out exactly how hot things can really get at SunPoker!

Starting July 1st and until the end of September, SunPoker is giving away an extra $50,000 to the winners of any 4 consecutive $10 + $2 “$50K Craze – Jackpot Sit ‘N’ Go” tournaments!

You read it right! For three full months simply play in any of the qualifying Jackpot Sit N Go games for a buy in of $12 and win 4 in a row and you will get an extra $50,000 on top of your tournament winnings!

So what are you waiting for! Log on now to your SunPoker account and win just 4 games in a row for your addition summer spending cash!

The Reloader – Double Your Deposit

Get ready to replenish your bank roll in July with SunPoker’s Reload Bonus Promotion!

We are offering a 100% reload bonus for all players who deposit on July 1st at 00:00 to July 14th at 23:59 GMT. This is your time to start earning some extra cash for the end of the summer season!

How do you qualify?

Simple if you’re an exciting user and have already received your sign up bonus then this an extra gift from us! All you have to is deposit and we will match your deposit 100% that is an instant double up on your deposit!

Stay tuned to for more details on this and many more amazing summer offers coming your way!

Tournament News

GUKPT - Luton

The GUKPT is back on circuit and SunPoker is joining the train on Leg 4 in Luton and you’re invited!

Starting July 5th 2011 SunPoker will be running ongoing super satellite promotion to Luton offering VIP Packages valued at £1,800 each.

The package includes:

  • £1,000 + £70 buy-in to the Main Event, Aug 19th – Aug 21st, 2011.
  • £284 for 4 night’s accommodation at the Days Hotel Aug 18th – Aug 22nd, 2011.
  • £30 for registration fees.
  • £416 for flights and spending.

This year the GUKPT Luton will be held at the Grosvenor G Casino in Luton, starting August 19th until the 21st.

To qualify for a prize package, take part in satellite events that run throughout the week:

  • Super Satellites are staged every Monday at 20:00 for a buy in of £90 + £9 freezeout
  • First Super Satellite takes place July 11th, 2011.
  • Last Super Satellite takes place August 8th, 2011.

Satellite your way to Mondays final table throughout the week for as low as £9 + £0.9 starting Tuesday July 5th at 09:05 GMT.

Simply connect to your SunPoker account and select GUKPT Luton under the Land Based tab!

Vegas is almost over so be sure to join the next hottest circuit!

More Jackpots at SunPoker!

Want to win even more jackpots at SunPoker?!

Well don’t forget that here at SunPoker we offer four Sit ‘n’ Go Jackpots every day!

Fort Knox Jackpot Sit 'n' Go

As our most popular jackpot game, Fort Knox progressive amount is now up to $162,500.00

  • To win this jackpot all you have to do is finish 1st in six consecutive STTs and you’ll win $50,000 plus the progressive amount
  • Finish 1st or 2nd in 6 consecutive tournaments and win $750.
  • Buy-in to the Fort Knox Jackpot games are set at $50+$9
  • Jackpot increases by $10,000 each week until won.

Rio Jackpot Sit 'n' Go

The Rio Jackpot holds the highest hitting rate out of the four games, as of today the progressive jackpot is up to $35,000.00

  • Finish 1st in six consecutive STTs and win $25,000 plus the progressive amount.
  • Finish 1st or 2nd in 6 consecutive tournaments and win $300.
  • Buy-in: $20+$3.50
  • Jackpot increases by $10,000 each week until won.

Maui Jackpot Sit 'n' Go

Sometimes you need a bit of colour in your life and the Maui Jackpot festive feel offers exactly that with a progressive jackpot up to $30,00.00 this week!

  • Finish 1st in five consecutive STTs and win $15,000 plus the progressive amount.
  • Finish 1st or 2nd in 5 consecutive tournaments and win $200.
  • Buy-in: $5+$1
  • Jackpot increases by $3,500 each week until won.

Dirty Dozen Jackpot Sit 'n' Go

Dirty Dozen is our simple jackpot game, making it fun, quick and cashable at any day! Currently the jackpot is at $2000.00

Poker Around the World


Ken Griffin Wins WSOP No. 45 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold'em)

Event no. 45, the $1,000 no-limit hold’em tournament, now belongs to Ken Griffin, a 34-year-old amateur from Houston, Texas who wasn’t even supposed to be at the WSOP at all this summer. He was supposed to be overseas in Afghanistan doing consulting work. His plans changed though, and he had to return home to Texas to help care for his ailing mother. He took a break from being a caretaker to make the quick trip to Vegas to take part in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em WSOP event and now he is able to provide for his mom better than ever before.

Griffin defeated a field of 2,890 players to bank an impressive US$455,356 for his first-place prize.

Griffin said he plans on using his new found wealth to assist his mother, who was recently diagnosed with a serious illness.

“I’m going to take care of her and be closer to home,” he said. “I’m going to be transferring money into her account as soon as I get it. You know, she’s a senior, working-class, she’s going through chemotherapy and medicine is expensive. She lives paycheck to paycheck, so I’m really looking forward to helping her out.”

Congratulations to Griffin for his first bracelet, first final table appearance, and more importantly his first time ever cash in at the World Series of Poker that couldn’t have come at a better time!

Message from the CEO

Plan to be in Las Vegas for the WSOP? Let us know it will be great to meet up, email us at with how we can reach you and we will definitely connect.

Hope you enjoy all the added ways to earn extra cash this summer at SunPoker!

You were warned; summer is hot, but it’s Always Hotter Here!

Message from the CEO5 Reasons Why Online Poker Is Better than "Real Life" Poker

1. You don't need to do any organizing.
If you are having a poker game round at your house, there is a lot of organizing to be done. You need to make sure you have all the right equipment in place for the game - poker table, poker chips and cards as well as some sort of snacks and nibbles. You might be there for a long time so you need to provide some refreshments for your guests.

2. You don't need to rely on anybody else turning up for the poker game.
Most people have one or two friends who are unreliable. If you play poker online you don't need to rely on everyone turning up at the appointed hour for the home table game. When you play home poker there is always the dread that the phone is going to ring and somebody is going to call off at the last minute. You don't get that with online poker, you just turn up and play against whoever is there.

3. You can play for as long as you want to.
When you play poker on the internet it is up to you how long you play for, you don't need to wait until all your friends have had enough and want to go home. Or if you're the type of poker player who always wants to player on after everyone else is burnt out and ready for bed, you can do so on the internet.

4. You can play any time you choose.
When you are trying to organize a real life poker game, one of the biggest obstacles is getting all of your friends available at the same time. You might need to wait for weeks until they can make it on the same night, people are very busy nowadays and nobody seems to have much spare time any more. But you can have a game of poker Texas Holdem any time of the day or night on many internet poker sites, and games like Omaha and Stud poker are available most of the time too.

5. You can go and do something else instead.
If you want out of the game it is very hard when it is taking place in your house! You might be on a big losing streak or you might be tired or even bored with the company but if the poker game is in your house you'll need to be there until the end.




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