LAS VEGAS (December 20, 2019) – Poker Central® and RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) today announced a partnership to co-brand the 2020 RunGood season tour alongside OTT streaming service PokerGO. The “All-Stars Presented by PokerGO” campaign will host and award tournament seats to a 64-player capped event streamed from inside the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Half the field will qualify through the tour while the remaining spots will be filled by invitees of PokerGO and RunGood that include poker professionals, industry personalities, and celebrities.
This season will mark the tour’s biggest schedule to date with two new locations that will take the series out West, Jamul Casino in San Diego and Thunder Valley Resort in Sacramento. The season will award two $550 seats into the end of the year Pro-am Event at each stop. One to the Main Event winner and the other to the Casino Champion Points winner. Live reporting of all the action will once again be provided by PokerNews.com.
The theme is set to have plenty of player involvement as each room will vote in a “Name Your City’s Team” promotion prior to each stop. The logo will then be professionally designed by RunGoodGear.com. Names will be voted on prior to the tour’s arrival with the unveiling on “Opening Night” at each stop with custom t-shirts and specially themed promotional items.
The theme will run throughout spring and fall 2020. Spring dates are noted below while dates for the Fall will be announced in the coming months:
- February 4-10 – Council Bluffs, IA
- February 18-23 – San Diego, CA
- February 25 – March 1 – Joplin, MO
- March 3 – 8 – Tunica, MS
- March 31 – April 5 Bossier City, LA
- April 21-26 – Kansas City, MO
- April 28 – May 3 – Tulsa, OK
- June 9 – 14 – Oklahoma City, OK
“Following the success of Showbound’ earlier this year, we’re ready to raise the stakes and highlight more heroes from the RunGood Poker Series” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “We’re excited to welcome ‘All-Stars’ from across the country to the PokerGO Studio to compete on poker’s greatest stage.”
“Getting to send two players from the tour last year to be on ‘Poker After Dark’ was a dream experience. After wrapping up, my first thought was how can we share this ride with more. Queue the folks at PokerGO and Brent Hanks, a man with a billion ideas, and two phone calls later a Pro-am Event was born,” said Tana Karn, president of RunGoodGear.com, owner of the RunGood Poker Series. “It is going to be a great party at the end of the year.”
Detailed schedules for each stop on the tour will be announced at a later date. Winners will look forward to an event set to be talked about in rooms for years to come. Further details will be available at http://www.rungoodpokerseries.com.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events around the world via PokerGO, its direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service, as well as through network television distribution. PokerGO delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and U.S. Poker Open, along with The World Series of Poker, ARIA High Roller Series, and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.
RunGoodGear.com is poker’s premier online store for apparel. Their mission is to provide poker players with stylish and comfortable clothing for their daily grind on and off the felt. RunGoodGear.com launched during the 2012 World Series of Poker and was featured at the WSOP Main Event Final Table. In conjunction with the clothing, RunGood hosts a traveling poker series up and down the United States awarding over five million dollars in prize money each year. Over the years the company has earned a strong following among tournament grinders and has been seen on Pokernews.com, ESPN, FOX Sports Net, CBS Sports, the WPT, and the WSOP.