Regardless of whether you are old enough to remember the iconic Foreman-Ali boxing match, you shouldn´t miss Intertops´ Rumble in the Jungle event.
The Rumble in the Jungle is widely acknowledged as the greatest boxing match in history. It took place early in the morning of October 29th 1974 at the Stade Tata Raphael in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly called Zaire), and pitted the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world George Foreman against the much older former champion Muhammed Ali.
Ali had been stripped of his title seven years previously for refusing to comply with the draft; and, despite having fought his way back into contention for the heavyweight crown, was a 4/1 (+500) underdog as the two fighters entered the ring in front of a 60,000 live audience and more than one billion TV viewers around the world.
For almost eight rounds of the contest, Ali leaned back against the ropes and allowed Foreman to punch himself out. Then, with an explosive combination of punches, Ali knocked Foreman to the floor. He never made the count. It was Foreman´s first loss in forty fights, while Ali went on to successfully defend his undisputed world heavyweight title ten times.
How the Event is being Celebrated by Intertops
Intertops Poker never misses an opportunity to celebrate a historic event, and is commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Forman-Ali boxing match with its own Rumble in the Jungle poker tournament. However, rather than being fought in the African heat, the site is giving players an opportunity to land their own knockout blows from the comfort of a computer screen.
The tournament takes place on Wednesday 30th October at 7:05pm (all times ET) and is naturally a knockout tournament. The $22.00 buy-in event includes a $5.00 bounty on each player´s head in addition to the $2,000 prize pool. Although the bounties are not progressive, it is still possible to win the buy-in back before the tournament reaches the money.
To support the event, Intertops Poker is hosting a week of bounty satellites. These start on Wednesday 23rd October and alternate between KO Omaha satellites and KO Texas Hold´em satellites. Each has a buy-in of $3.30 (of which $0.50 is the bounty), and each guarantees a minimum of one seat in the Rumble in the Jungle event. The satellites start daily at 6:05pm.
Free Spins Offer and First Deposit Bonus for New Players
If you would like to play in the Rumble in the Jungle tournament, but you don´t yet have an account with Intertops Poker, the site is currently running a promotion giving first time depositors 25 free spins on in-client casino games. This is in addition to the 200% first deposit bonus up to $1,000, plus a free seat in the Friday night Skybox tournament (part of the Football Frenzy promotion).
Details of how to claim the first deposit bonus can be found in my Intertops Poker review, and in order to have the free spins credited to your account, you have to contact Customer Support within 48 hours of making your first deposit. Support will want to know which game you want your free spins credited to, and at present a choice exists between Tiger´s Claw, Chili Pop, Yak Yeti and Roll, or the Angler.
The package is pretty good as it gives you a chance to check out all Intertops´ comprehensive range of online activities (assuming you win one of the free sports bets in the Skybox tournament), but the site´s generosity is not going to last forever. Therefore, visit Intertops Poker today to get familiar with the software and get in training for the $2,000 guaranteed Rumble in the Jungle.