|Dating website Lavalife.com and Party Poker, have joined together to bring their users a 12 week-long poker tournament that has been specifically designed for singles to find romance.|
The Texas Hold’em tournament takes place every week and the top 20 players from each of the first 11 weeks will have the chance to compete on June 9 in the final online championship tournament.
'Online dating and poker are both extremely popular today -- the Lavalife Party Poker Challenge tournament was a natural fit to offer Lavalife members a unique, fun way to mix and mingle,' said Lori Miller, Lavalife's singles and dating expert. 'Singles will be able to chat with each other via the poker table's chat room as they play and hopefully they will walk away with a spot at the final tournament and with a date!'
'Online poker has grown so much as a social activity in recent years,' said Warren Lush, spokesperson for PartyPoker.com. 'This partnership with Lavalife which creates poker tournament tables exclusively for singles was an inevitable move for us.'
The weekly rounds will begin with multiple 10-person tables with players attempting to win each others' chips until there is only one chip-holder remaining. The process will continue until only 20 players remain, who will then proceed to the final tournament on June 9.