Poker players who wish to participate in the Oktoberfest, which has been held annually in Germany for the past 201 years, have an excellent chance to win one of 16 prize packages to the Oktoberfest at Party Poker.

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Party Poker will launch a VIP Oktoberfest Race on Aug 12, challenging players to earn PartyPoints by playing real money poker from Aug 12 to Aug 21. The online poker room will give away Oktoberfest prize packages to seven players who have earned the largest number of PartyPoints. Besides, players who occupy the 8th to 25th positions will receive cash prizes of $250 each, players who occupy the 26th to 75th places will receive $100 each, and players who occupy the 76th to 400th places will gain free entry to the VIP Oktoberfest and Super Gadget Freeroll.

A second VIP Oktoberfest Race will commence on Aug 22 and will end on Aug 31, carrying a similar prize structure. Players who occupy the first 25 positions in both races will receive a 16GB Apple iPad2 and players who occupy the first 75 positions in both races will receive a 64 GB iPod Touch.

Party Poker’s VIP Oktoberfest and Super Gadget Freeroll will be run at 2:00 p.m. ET on September 4, and the players who finish 1st and 2nd will receive a prize package to the Oktoberfest each. The top 30 players will each receive gifts of Apple electronics. The top third, fourth, and fifth players will receive 4GB Apple iPhones each, the 6th to 10th players will receive a 16 GB Apple iPad2 each, and the 11th to 30th players will each receive a 64 GB iPod Touch. Players are permitted to win only one Apple electronic item and only one Oktoberfest prize package each.

Each Oktoberfest prize package comprises accommodation for two people for two nights at the Le Meridien Hotel, which includes breakfast, plus drinks and dinner at Hippodrom, poker and dinner at Olympic Tower, access to reserved areas, drinks in PI Nightclub, various activities during the day, transportation, VIP hospitality, and spending money worth $600. The package does not include travelling charges.

Players are required to first opt in to gain access to the Oktoberfest promotions, and to do this, they must first visit their Party Poker account page. Players should also note that they must use their prize packages or forfeit them because they cannot be exchanged for cash or transferred.

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