Online Casino to Sponsor Christmas Winner
By James Mc
Online casino and poker operator Betfair has announced that it is offering online poker players the chance to win a $20,000 sponsorship deal during its Twelve Plays of Christmas campaign.

The prize will be awarded to the most consistently successful player throughout the daily $15,000 and $10,000 guaranteed tournaments, who will then become a Betfair sponsored professional poker player and be eligible for live events up to the value of $20,000.

Looking ahead to the Twelve Plays of Christmas period, Betfair Head of Poker Ben Fried forecasted that the sponsorship deal would be difficult to win. “We are thinking of calling the winner ‘Poker God’ because only the best and most consistent performer will win. One-off lucky winners will not get a look in.”

The player winning the deal will join a growing list of Betfair Poker professionals which includes Ben ‘milkybarkid’ Grundy, Swedish player Bengt Sonnert, and STT player Thomas ‘Buzzer’ Bhil.

Among the Twelve Plays of Christmas events are bounty tournaments, team games, plus the ‘Snowball’, a $50,000 plus freeroll tournament which begins on December 1 and takes place on January 7.

Betfair Poker will be giving away $240,000 of prizes during the course of the month.

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