World Cup of Poker VIII to send seven countries to Bahamas
Pull out your flag, iron the creases from its cloth, and raise it high above your home, for the PokerStars World Cup of Poker VIII is on. After seven successful years of crowning the world's poker superpower, the World Cup is poised to take seven nations to the Caribbean to fight it out for the planet's top national poker honor.
The fight begins this weekend with the Stage 1 qualifiers to determine the players for each country. Like some other World Cup we've heard about, the team will be made up of a striker, midfielder, defender, and a goalie. Each of the positions has different buy-ins ranging from free to $11 to a position held exclusively for TLB winners.
Earlier this year, Team Italy took home the title after a hard-fought battle in the Bahamas. This year, it will be up to you and your team to make it through the Stage 2 round and make it to the live finals at the Atlantis Resort and Casino during the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
If you've not yet started playing for real money on PokerStars, this may a good time to make your first deposit. People who are depositing cash onto PokerStars for the first time can use the code WCP8 to get a free Stage 1 $11 ticket (that's in addition to the 100% $600 first deposit bonus).
To see which countries are eligible and all the other details you need to know, check out the World Cup of Poker VIII web page.