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Poker Players Alliance’s World Series Of Poker® 2009 Promotional Sweepstakes - Official Rules

Poker Players Alliance’s World Series Of Poker® 2009 Promotional Sweepstakes - Official Rules

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Poker Players Alliance’s World Series Of Poker® 2009 Promotional Sweepstakes - Official Rules
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POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE’SWORLD SERIES OF POKER
 ® 
2009 PROMOTIONAL SWEEPSTAKESOfficial RulesNO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. APURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCESOF WINNING.
As a condition of participating in the Poker Players Alliance’s World Series of Poker 
®
2009 Promotional Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), entrant agrees to be fully andunconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Poker PlayersAlliance (“PPA” or “Sponsor”), whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects,and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules.
1. ELIGIBILITY 
The Sweepstakes
 
is open to U.S. citizens who are legal residents of the 48 contiguousUnited States and the District of Columbia only, and who are twenty-one (21) years of age and older at the time of entry. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THEU.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIESand ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERERESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.Directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents or representatives of PPA, and/or its affiliate companies, and their suppliers, as well as the immediate family of theemployees (including spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respectivespouses regardless of where they live) and individuals living in the same householdsas the employees, whether related or not, are not eligible. The Contest is subject to allapplicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations and is void whereprohibited or restricted by law.
2. HOW TO ENTER 
The Sweepstakes begins 12:00AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on May 19, 2009,and ends at 12:00 midnight EST on June 15, 2009 ("Promotional Period"). During thePromotional Period, you may enter by two methods:
(a)
Visit PPA’s website located atwww.pokerplayersalliance.com(“Website”) andfollow the onscreen directions to create a PPA Online Premium Member account(“Account”). You must have a unique valid email address to create an Account;or 
(b)
Hand-print your name, email address, residence address, city, state, zip code,day and evening phone numbers (including area code) and the words “WSOP2009 Promotional Sweepstakes” on a 3"x 5" card, and mail it in a stampedenvelope, hand printed, to: Poker Players Alliance, 1325 G Street NW, Suite500, Washington, DC 20005 (“Mail-in Entry”). Entrant may only submit one Mail-
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in Entry. All Mail-in Entries must be postmarked by June 8, 2009 and received byJune 15, 2009 to be eligible. No mechanical reproductions (such asphotocopies) are permitted. Mail-in Entries that are lost, late, illegible or incomplete for any reason will not be eligible.Any form of entry other than those described herein is void. All entries, regardless of the method of entry, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Maximum one (1) entry per person or email address during the PromotionalPeriod regardless of method of entry.
3. SELECTION OF WINNER 
The winner of the Grand Prize will be randomly selected in a drawing conducted bySponsor from among all of the eligible entries received during the Promotional Period.The drawing will take place at 12:00 noon EST on June 16, 2009. Sponsor’s decision isfinal and binding in all respects. No entrant or winner shall have the right to contest anydecision by Sponsor concerning any aspect of the Contest or the interpretation of theOfficial Rules or the determination as to the qualification of entries.
4. GRAND PRIZE 
The winner will be awarded a $10,000 Main Event buy-in to the WSOP
®
(“GrandPrize”). Approximate retail value: $10,000. Travel and all related expenses are notincluded and are the sole responsibility of the winner.
5. ODDS OF WINNING 
The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during thePromotional Period.
6.PRIZE RESTRICTION
No cash equivalents of the Grand Prize identified herein, or substitution in the prize, willbe allowed except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who may substitute the GrandPrize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.Sponsor reserves the right to remove from or to deny the winner entry to the WSOP® if winner engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy,abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the WSOP®.Sponsor reserves the right to require Grand Prize winner to submit to, and cooperatefully in, a background check to confirm eligibility and to help ensure that the use or involvement in any way of any such person in advertising or publicity for the contest willnot bring the Sponsor into disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorablyon the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor or WSOP®, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole
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discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse to award the Grand Prize, in whole or inpart, to any person where that person’s background check reveals information that isunacceptable to the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves theright to award the Grand Prize to an alternative winner in another random drawing in itssole discretion.
Winner is responsible for the payment of his/her taxes on the Grand Prize and for any other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of thePrize, including, without limitation, travel, hotel accommodations, groundtransportation, meals, gratuities and souvenirs.
 Any required tax reporting forms will be furnished to the IRS.
7. WINNER NOTIFICATION 
The Sponsor will contact the winner within three (3) days after the drawing via email atthe email provided by winner on his/her entry. It is the potential winner’s responsibilityto keep his/her email address current. It is a potential winner’s responsibility torespond to an email notification within 48 hours of the time it is sent. Failure torespond within the 48-hour time period will indicate definitively that the Grand Prizehas been declined for all time and an alternative winner will be selected in a another random drawing.When a potential winner accepts the Grand Prize, he/she will receive writtenconfirmation via FedEx or similar means, and must complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, where legal, a Publicity Release, and IRS Form W-9,all of which must be returned within three (3) days from the Grand Prize notificationdate or it will be concluded definitively that the Grand Prize has been declined and,without further notice, an alternative winner will be selected in a random drawing.Prize or prize notification that is returned as undeliverable will disqualify the winner and an alternative winner will be selected in a random drawing.In the event of non-compliance with these Rules, or if the Grand Prize or notice isunclaimed or returned as undeliverable, the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Any forfeitedGrand Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, at Sponsor's discretion, asindicated above.
8. NAME OF WINNER 
To obtain the name of the winners, any person may mail a self-addressed, stampedenvelope after June 20, 2009 to: Poker Players Alliance, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500,Washington, DC 20005. Requests must be received no later than July 15, 2009.
9. PUBLICITY 
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and its designees touse entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice
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