Reporter Thanks Online Casino for WSOP Entry
A US reporter, Aaron Todd, has recently traded his 60 cent check for a set of 500 unique poker chips. Todd won the money during a free online casino tourney on a new online casinos poker site while researching it for a news story. He had intended to play real-money games with his 60 cents until he either made US 100 dollars or lost it entirely. However, after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in the US in October, he could not receive the money, so he asked the online casino to send it to him by check.
‘On the surface, this might not seem like a good trade for us but we thought this was a great opportunity to get in as the first trader and help Aaron achieve his goal,’ said CEO of the online casino group about the trade. He wrote a column for a leading online casino news site asking his readers to give him ideas on how to use the 60-cent check. One reader told him he should try to trade it for something better.
The idea appealed to him so much that he decided he would make a series of trades until someone offered him the US 10,000 dollar buy-in for the World Series of Poker Main Event. When Todd posted the story, he received over a dozen trade offers. And of course, the best offer came from the online casino group. It is not surprising that the online casino traded with the reporter – it is known for its zany and wild publicity stunts all over the US and throughout the world.
The chips pay homage to some of the online casino group’s innovative and unconventional marketing concepts, including eBay purchases of items such as Britney Spears’ pregnancy test, a grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary and William Shatner’s kidney stone. Now, being a part of this online casino group and making news all over the US as well as the world, Aaron Todd will savor his chance to go against some of the best poker stars in the WSOP Main Event.