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Posted May 12, 2012 by GamblingKing in Poker
 
 

Online Poker Site 888 Supports Canadian Athletes


G-poker reports that Canadian George St-Pierre isn’t the only professional fighter to partner with an online poker site over the past few weeks. 888 Poker, who recently signed St-Pierre to Team 888, has announced another partnership with British boxer Carl Froch, a known poker enthusiast, in support of his upcoming match against super middleweight and defending champion Lucian Bute of Montreal. Froch will compete against fans in three online poker tournaments at 888 Poker. Winners will receive tickets to the highly anticipated IBF World title fight scheduled for May 26.

“888 Poker has been at the forefront of sponsoring sports events in Canada and around the world,” said G-poker spokesman Jeremy Taylor. “According to our readers, this understanding of and commitment to supporting athletes and events that inspire online poker players makes 888 Poker stand above the competition.”

“888 isn’t the only site to get behind sports, people, and ideas that resonate with the Canadian online poker community, though they’re definitely leading the pack. After Full Tilt Poker shook players’ confidence in the industry, it’s companies like 888 that have reaffirmed it,” continued Taylor.

“Party Poker also has its finger on the pulse of the online poker community, which has been evidenced by its sponsorship of Canadian pro poker player Kara Scott,” Taylor added. “Also, this week Party Poker announced that it has partnered with the United Auburn Indian Community in California to pursue offering online poker in the market should legislation be passed in the near future.”

“Between 888 Poker and Party Poker, online poker players in the U.S. will have some terrific options once legislation is up and moving. And as we all know, international companies gaining licenses to operate in the States is the first step in Canadians regaining legal access to lucrative American online poker competition. Combined with these poker sites investing in athletes we admire, that’s why we recommend players in Canada who haven’t already signed up for accounts get involved now.”


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