The International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) has added yet more credibility to its inaugural event, to be held on the hallowed Wembley turf, by announcing a partnership with Genting UK.
The news comes just a fortnight after Dusk till Dawn (DTD) was unveiled as a partner at the official Wembley press conference. A conference that saw DTD owner, Rob Yong, put his money where his mouth is by guaranteeing €1 million to the winner of the event. The news that DTD was joining forces with the troubled ISPT was surprising, but it seems to have injected new life into a great idea that was running out of steam. It was Yong who broke the news on the BlondePoker forum, the official communication channel for the ISPT Wembley event.
“Just had some really good news – I can confirm that Genting UK have now agreed to officially support DTD with ISPT Wembley, this will help us reach out to thousands more poker players UK wide at grass roots level by advertising, promoting and running ISPT live satellites across Genting’s UK casino card rooms directly into Day 2a and Day 2b at Wembley, Simon [Trumper] and myself plan to visit every Genting card room beforehand to answer any questions their card room staff may have.”
“During ISPT week, transport will be provided to Genting’s London based casinos such as The Mint and Palm Beach, who will be hosting cash games at all levels. Genting are working on adding a Genting Poker Series ‘special Wembley event’ to the ISPT side events schedule and also moving June’s Genting Poker Big Game to Wembley. I’d like to thank everyone at Genting for their support on this one.”
The news has so far been met with a seal of approval from the BlondePoker forum posters. The Genting Poker Series (GPS) is currently enjoying its second season, and counts the Hendon Mob as members of its professional playing staff, who were incidentally present at the Wembley press conference.
The addition of Genting UK once again emphasizes the fact that the ISPT Wembley event is being marketed towards the grass roots level of poker in the UK and Europe.