May 5, 2008–Outdated article. The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is the home of three world-class Pete Dye golf courses, and beginning May 12, this Las Vegas golf facility will be the site of an event that pits players who have anted up $10,000 each against each other in a golf format that simulates Texas Hold 'em Poker. The last golfer standing will earn the $250,000 first prize. Notables scheduled to tee it up this year include several members of Team Full Tilt such as Phil Ivey, Allen Cunningham and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, in addition to other notables like former NFL quarterback Mark Dyal, former major league player Dusty Allen, poker pro Phil Gordon and Rhett Butler. Even if you aren't playing in this event, you can tee it up on these public Las Vegas golf courses.
Played in a patent-pending method of play, the World Series of Golf allows for high stakes to ride on each and every shot of the tournament. Similar to poker, players must ante up before teeing off at each hole. Depending on the outcome of the tee shots, the player can then raise, call, check or fold on subsequent shots, with the winner of the hole collecting the pot. The result is a dramatic competition in which every shot counts, and wagering strategy is just as important as skill. As in poker, when a player no longer has any chips to ante up, that player is eliminated. The winner of each group moves onto the next round until the final group yields the golfer who is crowned the champion of the World Series of Golf.
This year’s telecast is scheduled to air domestically, throughout the United States on June 28 and 29, on CBS Sports. Check local listings for times and details.
About The World Series of Golf®
The World Series of Golf is a sports and entertainment company founded in 2004 whose activities include land-based golf events, media and an online, skill-based method of play for the game of golf. The company’s first land-based amateur golf tournament took place in Las Vegas in 2007 and is the basis and launch pad for subsequent events internationally and for the company’s overall strategy to leverage its patent-pending method of play, which combines the skill of golf and the wagering format of Texas Hold ‘Em poker, into a leading global event and online enterprise. The company plans to achieve its objectives through strategic partnerships, sponsorships and the founders’ extensive experience and contacts in the sports world and broadcasting.
About Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker™ is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and in the United Kingdom by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. “Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, and Allen Cunningham. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at fulltiltpoker.net but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located.