Online Pokerroom launches Premier League Poker.
PartyPoker.com, one of the largest online gambling sites on the net, is to open the PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker, to kick off on 26th February in Maidstone, Kent, UK. This televised broadcast was developed by Matchroom Sport and will feature twelve of the best players from around the world, all competing in a unique league format for a US$500,000 pot.
This distinctive system, developed by PartyPoker, is designed to showcase the skills and game prowess of each player. These legendary stars will play six times in the preliminary stages, after which the leading four players will progress to the final table with the next four battling it out in heads-up matches for the final two seats. The buy-in cost for each player is US$20,000, with PartyPoker.com adding US$260,000 to the final table prize pool.
Some of the well-known players to grace this competition are ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, Dave 'The Devilfish' Ulliott, Tony G, Andy Black, Kiril Gerasimov, Liz Lieu, Ian Fraser, Roland De Wolfe, Vicky Coren, Juha Helppi, Kenna James and Eddy Scharf.
Poker superstar Phil Hellmuth commented, ‘I love the UK and feel at home there, so I am really looking forward to Premier League Poker. It's always challenging to match wits with the world's best poker players but I'm coming for the title - make no mistake about that!’
‘Premier League Poker is an exciting new concept and is sure to make great television,’ said a PartyPoker spokesperson. ‘The interest from pros on both sides of the Atlantic has been excellent.’
PartyPoker.com is a popular member of PartyGaming Plc's growing suite of online games that includes PartyCasino.com, PartyBingo.com, PartyBets.com, PartyGammon.com, Gamebookers.com and EmpirePoker.com.