Some of the best poker players in the world are going to be assembled at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in October a the epic Punta Cana Poker Classic. Buy-ins are $1,500 + $150 to the main event, but you can qualify right now through September 16th for a spot in the big show for less than a single dollar!

So how does it work? $1,500 (plus the $150 rake) will earn you a spot in the Punta Cana Poker Classic as long as you have the bones to do just that. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, though the pool could grow significantly higher than that depending upon the number of entrants into the game. However, if you're like most of us and you can't just afford to drop $1,500 on a poker tournament but still want to play, Bovada has just the answer for you.

Putting out a much more reasonable $325 will earn you a spot on a satellite table. Winning at one of the satellites will earn you a one-way ticket to Punta Cana for a tournament that it would normally cost you $1,650 to be able to get into. Still not good enough for you? A $22 buy-in gets you into a semifinal table, and winning that table can send you to the satellites. Or, you can start back at $3.30, try to win there, head into the semis, and take a long road to get to the Caribbean. But for an even tougher road to get there, you can take up a cheap seat in an initial qualifier. Just $0.66 buys you a seat into one of those tables, and though it takes winning four different tournaments in a row to get the job done, it's still most certainly possible if you've got the skills and the luck to do so.

Bovada Sportsbook is still offering up another 20 guaranteed slots from now through September 16th for the Punta Cana Classic. All of the final satellites are played on Sunday afternoons each week from now through the middle of September. There are a guarantee of five slots per week, though more are possible depending upon the number of qualifying, quarterfinals, and semifinals tournaments that have been played leading up to that point.

This isn't just a buy-in that you are getting if you win though, and it makes the temptation to play in this tournament as big as could be. Bovada Sportsbook is hooking you up with a six-night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, ground transportation, $1,800 for travel and meal expenses, and the buy in to the event. All told, that's a $6,000 package that you can get for literally 0.01% of the price if you can win those four tournaments in a row!

If you're not having luck at the multi-table tournaments or just prefer the settings at the smaller tables or cash games, you're not out of luck. Bovada Sportsbook is also doing a drawing on September 16th for the right to go to Punta Cana for all of its other players as well. Simply sit down at any sit and go tournament table or cash game table and earn 75 points to get your spot in the drawing.

What else does 75 Poker Points earn you? $10 cash back! In fact, you can get cash back up to $150 before this promotion ends. For every 75 Poker Points you earn, you'll get a $10 bonus and an entry into the drawing to go to Punta Cana. You can also get into this drawing by referring a friend to Bovada Sportsbook. Whether you are referred by a friend or are the one doing the referring, you'll get 10 entries into the prize drawing, plus Bovada's normal $100 bonus for referring the friend to its sportsbook. The more friends you refer, the more chances that you have to win!

Bovada Sportsbook is offering a 50% sportsbook deposit bonus up to $250 as well through customers of Bang the Book. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a free deposit bonus, entries into the Punta Cana grand prize drawing, or all of the satellites to get into the biggest poker tournament in the Caribbean! But act fast, as this promotion ends on September 16th.