As many of you are aware PartyGaming has been in takeover discussions with the WPTE for a few months now, well today we can announce that the deal is now official.
We are really excited to be cementing our long standing relationship with the WPT, after all it was thanks our sponsorship of WPT shows that partypoker.com was catapulted to the heady heights of no.1 poker site in the world.
Presented by PartyPoker ambassador Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten the World Poker Tour helped to detonate poker’s explosion in popularity. The show pioneered innovations like the revolutionary ‘hole cam’ – allowing viewers to see player’s cards, turning televised poker into a pulse-raising sport. Revolutionary visual graphics meant fans could follow from a barstool, further cementing poker as a national pastime.
Today the WPT is also home to a hugely successful subscription based poker site www.clubwpt.com alongside www.worldpokertour.com which hosts over 150 hours of poker videos featuring some of the most momentous tournaments in poker history. The WPT TV shows made stars of the likes of Gus Hansen, Daniel Negraneau and Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott and more recently Yevgeniy Timoshenko, the 21 year old American who won $2,149,960 at this year’s WPT World Championship.
The partnership offers many exciting opportunities for PartyGaming and the WPT that may even see www.partypoker.com back in the US in some form in the near future. We will share more news with you on the blog as soon as the details are confirmed.
These are exciting times at partypoker.com so why not join the action? Sign up for the Aussie Millions satellite tournaments and maybe you could be poker’s next TV superstar.