TwinSpires.com is launching the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Series Saturday, March 12. The new handicapping tournament series offers weekly competitions every Saturday, which culminate in November 2011 with the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship.
The $1,000 buy-in championship will offer a guaranteed $100,000 first-place prize and a guaranteed 50 seats to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship or Coast Casinos Horse Player World Series.
The tournament series will offer a $50 buy-in tournament every Saturday except for the last Saturday of the month which will feature a $200 buy-in tournament. The $200 tournament will award the winner a seat in the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship and 10 seats in the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship. TwinSpires.com will hold $10 satellite tournaments every Thursday and Friday to allow players to win their way in to the Saturday tournaments. The TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Series is unique in that 100% of the entries fees will be returned to players in the form of cash and prizes.
“TwinSpires.com continues to see strong demand for online handicapping tournaments, and our new online tournament series will allow players with a variety of skill levels and bankrolls to compete for major prizes,” said Jeremy Clemons, TwinSpires.com vice president of marketing. “Handicapping tournament players have more options than ever before when deciding where to play, and the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Series will be a tremendous value as there will be no takeout, and 100 percent of the entry fees will be returned as cash and prizes.”
“We are thrilled to have Twinspires.com participating in the NHC after a one year hiatus,” said Keith Chamblin, senior vice president of the NTRA. “We are confident that the convenience, value and variety of formats offered in the Twinspires.com Online Handicapping Series will appeal to a broad cross-section of tournament players.”
“With our satellite structure it’s conceivable that a TwinSpires.com player could parlay a $10 satellite buy-in into more than $1 million in prizes by winning the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship’s $100,000 first-place prize and then winning the $1 million first -place prize at the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship,” added Clemons.