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Sun Village Resorts Welcomes World's Biggest Poker Champions to "Go Big or Go Home Poker Party"

25 May 2006

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Sun Village Resorts today announced that "Go Big or Go Home Poker Party" will take place from September 6-10, 2006 at its upscale four-star all-inclusive Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi on the northern shores of the Dominican Republic.

As Official Host Hotel and Party Central, the panoramic Cofresi vacation destination will allocate a majority of its 305 luxe rooms to participants and the general public for the exclusive $3 million prize purse event, one of the biggest No-Limit Texas Hold 'em poker tournaments and parties in the world.

Derek Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Village Resorts, calls the tournament and event "the first of many world-class events that will take place at our resort properties in the Dominican Republic over the coming year."

"Go Big or Go Home Poker Party is not just a high stakes poker tournament, it is the definition of a new breed of unique high end poker parties and Sun Village is the perfect location to throw such a party," says Zac Hartog, Co-Founder of Go Big or Go Home Tournament 1, LLC.

The tournament is open to professional and non-professional card players, and will feature a lineup of guests that includes pro athletes and celebrities. Bookings for the poker tournament can be made at The site offers complete tournament information including registration and accommodations, as well as a current list of participants and guests. For more information on the "Go Big or Go Home Poker Party" and other planned events at Sun Village Resort &Spa, go to . . .2/ Page 2/cont'd/SUN VILLAGE RESORTS OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL. . .

The company's flagship vacation destination, Sun Village Resort and Spa is set to open The Spa at Cofresi and its overlooking spa suites in Summer 2006. The Caribbean's most exclusive and modern facility, The Spa at Cofresi is a 5,000 square foot destination that will offer the most comprehensive services and products for mind, body and soul of any five-star resort spa in the region, and promises to be the "must" in resort spa dream vacations in both the high-end and mid-range travel sector. With a fully equipped gym and workout facilities, the million dollar venue will be managed by Germany's Ronald Ganswindt.

Sun Village Resorts, the largest Canadian-owned resort company in the Dominican Republic, is managed and operated by Elliott. Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi is an all-inclusive luxury hotel with 305 rooms, seven swimming pools and five unique dining facilities. The resort's upscale amenities are found in a dramatic mountain-beach setting that is unparalleled on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and is accessible in less than 30 minutes from the International airport in Puerto Plata. Sun Village is set to open its second all-inclusive resort in Juan Dolio, along the country's south coast, in fall, 2006. For more information about Sun Village Resorts, visit

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