ATLANTIC CITY (Aug. 12, 2005) – What do 400 frequent riders on Greyhound Lucky Streak casino service have in common? One of them could be $10,000 richer on Nov. 3. Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Tropicana Casino and Resort will hold a $25,000 Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring free entry for the most frequent participating riders on Greyhound Lucky Streak casino service in the Northeast.
From now until Oct. 11, Greyhound passengers riding from New York City, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Md., New Carrolton, Md. and Washington, D.C. can pick up a special frequent rider card when they travel to Atlantic City. Each complete card containing five stamps, one for each round trip to Atlantic City, enters the customer for a chance at the $10,000 grand prize. The more customers ride, the greater their chances are for earning a seat in the tournament.
“Greyhound customers can earn a free chance at the grand prize simply by traveling on our convenient, affordable schedules directly to the Tropicana in Atlantic City,” said Toby Purdy, senior vice president of marketing, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Texas Hold ‘Em is a fun, popular game, and we hope to capture the excitement in this tournament. Promotions like this reward our customers for their loyalty and also help further our goal in revitalizing the brand image of Greyhound.”
To be eligible to play in the tournament, Greyhound customers riding from select locations to Atlantic City must get their round-trip tickets stamped at the Tropicana Transportation Center. The top riders will be entered into the tournament, and 400 total entrants will play for their share of the $25,000 pot. The top prize is $10,000 with second through tenth places also receiving cash prizes.
Passengers can visit www.greyhoundpoker.com or call 1-888-2-THE-BUS for more information about the tournament. The Web site posts instructions on how to play Texas Hold ‘Em, details on how to enter the tournament and a leader board, keeping track of the most frequent riders.
“The Web site allows the riders to get involved in the tournament process,” said Purdy. “It provides a fun way to keep track where each rider stands, encouraging passengers to ride more for the best chance to get an invitation to the tournament.”
About Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,800 destinations with 16,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX), as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: vacation packages, charters, sightseeing and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
About Tropicana Resort and Casino
For more information on Tropicana Casino and Resort and The Quarter, please visit us online at www.tropicana.net/press.
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