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CircusCasino.com, the new online offering from Genting Stanley, has launched a unique 'Second Chance' poker tournament where entrants get two chances to win. This second chance format is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and allows CircusCasino.com to engage with customers from 40 land-based casinos under its national Circus, Mint and Maxims brands.

Players who do not qualify from a land-based tournament at a participating casino automatically receive a second chance to make it to the finals in an online qualifier; equally, those who buy into an online £100,000 Second Chance Monday night tournament and do not win will receive a second chance in a future online competition.

The prize pool for this will be a guaranteed £100,000 and the finals will take place at the famous Circus Casino at Star City, Birmingham from 30 October to 2 November, 2008.

The Texas Hold’em (no limit) tournament launches online with registration open from 20:00 (BST) on Monday, 28 July with the tournament qualifier commencing at 20:00 (BST) on Monday, 4 August – the second chance format will run every Monday at 20.00 (BST).

The first land-based qualifier kicks off on Sunday 27 July and players who do not qualify will get a free, second chance token worth £27.50 that can be used in a future online qualifier.

Peter Nolan, Managing Director Online, said: "We have created a unique tournament which allows us to offer both offline and online players a free, second chance to reach the £100,000 final."

"We don’t believe this format has been tried before, and it is a great way of showcasing both sides of our business by allowing players a free opportunity to play on our new CircusPoker.co.uk platform."

"Although we only launched CircusPoker.co.uk less than a month ago, as the UK’s biggest casino operator we have tremendous heritage and therefore we are able to offer a substantial guaranteed prize pool for our inaugural tournament."

Players can buy-in directly to the Texas Hold'em final in Birmingham for £550, there will also be side tournaments during the event including Omaha (pot limit).

*For more information on the tournament visit www.CircusPoker.co.uk. Players can register online from 20:00 (BST) on Monday, 28 July 2008.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

1. Genting Stanley Alderney which operates CircusCasino.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting International. It places the same high level of importance on social responsibility as Genting Stanley and will operate to the same high standards of care as the land-based casinos. It is incorporated in Alderney and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

2. Genting Group is one of Malaysia’s leading multinational corporations, which has more than 27,000 employees and a combined market capitalisation of more than US17 billion.

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