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Ongame Network launches GSOP Live poker tour

TAGs: GSOP, GSOP Live 2010/2011, live poker, Ongame Network

Gibraltar, 16 June 2010 – Ongame Network today unveils GSOP Live, its new live poker tour uniquely created in collaboration with network partners Betsafe, Betsson and RedKings. GSOP Live 2010/2011 is a premium, four-stop tour across Europe, boasting accessible buy-ins, side events, first-class casino venues and a Grand Final seat via a live event leaderboard.

August   2010 sees the start of online finals across Ongame Network, guaranteeing no fewer than 50 prize packages to each event, giving players the opportunity to win their place at the live tables.

With unrivalled visibility for each partner, the GSOP Live season 1 schedule is as follows:

  • GSOP Live Riga, hosted by Betsafe, 5-9 October 2010 in Riga, Latvia
  • GSOP Live Malta, hosted by Betsson, 24-28 November 2010 in St. Julian’s, Malta
  • GSOP Live Budapest, hosted by RedKings, 3-6 February 2011 in Budapest, Hungary
  • GSOP Live Grand Final, 13-16 April 2011 in Seville, Spain

The GSOP Live tour leverages Ongame Network’s most successful online tournament – the Grand Series of Poker – and the player recognition that Betsafe, Betsson and RedKings bring. Each partner is an equal participant in the tour organization, adding the player perspective combined with live event know-how to Ongame Network’s already considerable online tournament expertise.

GSOP Live is different. It is a live tour open to everyone who loves the serious fun of competitive poker. It also showcases Ongame Network’s inclusive approach as three partners have joined forces with us to launch this exciting network-wide product,” said Martin Lerby, Head of Ongame Network.

Betsafe strives to give players a great playing experience and being part of a live poker tour that is so easily accessible to so many players is perfect for us,“ said Henrik Persson, CEO of Betsafe.

Offering high-quality products is very important to Betsson and we are delighted to be one of the organizing partners of the GSOP Live poker tour in co-operation with Ongame Network. Extending our poker to further offline events is ensuring we meet our players demand and keep our poker room competitive,” said Magnus Grinneback, Business Area Director of Betsson.

GSOP Live gives RedKings significant exposure in an attractive mix of established and up-and-coming geographical markets, both at the online and live poker tables,” said Michael Golembo, CEO of RedKings.

For more information about the GSOP Live tour, visit www.gsoplive.com.

About Ongame Network

Ongame Network is one of the world’s largest poker networks and a leading supplier of online and mobile poker software. The global network includes over 25 of the e-gaming industry’s strongest brands and operators, and up to 45,000 concurrent players at peak times during the day. The company offers both operators and their players a wide variety of ring games and tournaments to choose from every hour of every day. Ongame Network is a subsidiary of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, a leading provider of online gaming entertainment.

Further information can be found at www.ongamenetwork.com

For media information, please contact:
Katharina Riedl, Head of Corporate Communications for bwin
Phone: +43(0)50 858-20069
Email: press@bwin.org

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