Absolute Poker announced Jeff Natland, a former executive at NETeller, will drive Absolute Poker's Ferrari F430 Spider as part of its sponsorship of the Gumball 3000 Rally 2006 which kicks off this weekend in London, England. Absolute is Poker is one of only ten overall sponsors of the event.
The eighth annual Gumball 3000, the world's largest cult car rally, combines Phileas Fogg's quest to traverse the world in 80 days with a rock star style-tour -- a 3000-mile adventure around the world, starting in London on April 30, making its way through Europe and Asia, and finishing eight days later in Los Angeles on May 7.
"We're raring to hit the road in this amazing event," said Mike Edwards, Absolute Poker marketing manager. "What better combination is there than high-performance cars, a global adventure, rock stars, celebrities, and, of course, our favorite...poker. Absolute Poker is participating in the Gumball 3000 race because we know our players are all adventurers at heart and they love living in the fast lane as much as we do."
Absolute Poker is offering two promotional offers in conjunction with the Gumball 3000 Rally 2006. Anyone who attends the events in London, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles can pick up a lucky Absolute Poker poker chip or playing card from the Absolute Poker Girls. Beginning on April 30 and running until May 6, a lucky poker chip number will be revealed on Absolute Poker each night and the person with the matching chip will automatically win $1,000.
Players can also play in Absolute Poker's Gumball 3000 poker tournaments online to win tickets to the Gumball 3000 events in Las Vegas or to the final party at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. There will be four tournaments played for tickets to the Las Vegas event and four tournaments played for the Playboy Mansion event in Los Angeles. The tournament winners will win two tickets to either event, as well as money for travel and expenses during the trip. The tournaments will end on May 3.
Please see Absolute Poker for further details.