Absolute Poker ( http://www.absolutepoker.com ), the fourth largest online poker Web site in the world, released today a new Web site located at http://www.pokerinternships.com , which recounts the behind-the-scenes stories and photo diaries of the company’s seven interns who are now in their second month on the job at the company’s Costa Rican headquarters. Also announced today is the expansion of Absolute Poker’s internship program, making it quarterly and a new freeroll competition called “Bust the Interns” where players are invited to go head-to-head against the interns.
“The first couple of weeks have been a bit of a surprise for all of us,” remarks Benjamin James, internship director at Absolute Poker. “The interns weren’t expecting to be living in a mansion and going to the beach every weekend, and I wasn’t really expecting such an able workforce. Two of the interns even made the new http://www.pokerinternships.com site.”
As part of the Absolute Poker Internship program, ambitious, college-aged students are given the chance to work in an exciting new industry with very real jobs — all while living in paradise. Absolute Poker is excited to offer full time employment to the best of the current intern group.
“I came down here knowing this would be sweet, but I honestly had no idea…” exclaimed Jason Wofsey, one of the seven 2006 summer interns. “We play poker all the time, but the coolest part is coming up with new ideas for the company and then getting to implement them. Going to the beach and jungles every weekend is pretty unreal too. I graduate from college next year, and I want to work here.”
The internship program has already proven to be so successful that Absolute Poker is offering additional internships making the program quarterly.
To check out profiles, pictures and stories from the 2006 Summer Interns, visit http://www.pokerinternships.com . The site is updated on a daily basis.
AbsolutePoker.com is the world’s fourth largest online poker destination offering worldwide access to multi-player online games 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Absolute Poker’s spring “Win Your Tuition” tournament is currently underway and more information can be found at http://www.absolutepoker.com/tuition . Powered by proprietary software, AbsolutePoker.com has one of the most comprehensive, interactive online poker rooms, providing such innovative features as hand history, stat retrieval, player note-taking, chat, “locate a player”, six-table play, customizable table “skins” and representative image selection. Absolute Poker offers many multi-player games including: Texas Holdem, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, and a complete selection of Sit and Go and Multi Table Tournaments. AbsolutePoker.com offers friendly customer service that is always fast, knowledgeable, and professional. Established in 2003, AbsolutePoker.com is headquartered in Costa Rica and licensed and regulated in Canada.