(Las Vegas, NV – July 19, 2017) – Poker Central® and JetSmarter signed a sponsorship deal for the World Series of Poker (WSOP), which continues through July with the WSOP Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.
The deal will include branded broadcast integrations at the World Series of Poker, the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event in the world. Since originally featuring seven participants in 1970, the WSOP Main Event has grown to 6,737 entrants in 2016 and has awarded more than $2.4 billion. Last year’s winner was Qui Nguyen who pocketed the $8,005,310 prize and the $500,000 diamond-encrusted champion’s bracelet.
The World Series of Poker Main Event begins on Saturday, July 8, and continues daily through the event’s conclusion on Saturday, July 22. ESPN, ESPN2 and PokerGO will provide the most comprehensive video account the event has ever seen, as players vie for a first-place prize of around $8 million, while competing for approximately $60 million in prize money.
“JetSmarter is the perfect option for professional poker players who travel to the most exotic destinations on earth,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “We look forward to welcoming their premier brand into the poker world and introducing them to the high stakes poker audience.”
“Our members love watching live sporting events, including poker, so aligning with The World Series of Poker is a natural fit for us,” said Sergey Petrossov, CEO of JetSmarter. “We’re looking forward to a successful partnership with Poker Central.”
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Available globally direct-to-consumer via OTT as well as through network television distribution, Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events when and where you want them. Poker Central content also goes off the felt, allowing fans to Get in the Game® with peeks behind-the-scenes into the lavish VIP lifestyle of the game’s most notable high rollers, virtual journeys to exotic poker destinations around the globe, and the latest news on the game’s celebrity players. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and find Poker Central on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
JetSmarter believes movement is the key to a life well lived. Hence, our mission: to fuel journeys that elevate our human experience. We use data science, advanced mobile technology, and a members-only approach to connect leaders in business, sports, entertainment, and culture with socially powered travel. Members can reserve seats on more than 50 routes across three continents, create on-demand private charter flights to anywhere on the planet, book luxury lifestyle benefits, network with like-minded members, and more – all in minutes, right from our app. jetsmarter.com
JetSmarter does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA licensed and DOT registered air carriers.