|LAS VEGAS--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 29, 2002--PokerStars, online poker'smost innovative destination, today announced an exclusive partnership with'Amarillo Slim' Preston, champion poker player and winner of the WorldSeries of Poker. 'Amarillo Slim' joins PokerStars as the company's host andspokesman, promoting the company's poker site and participating in onlinetournaments.|
'You know, I've played poker for 50 years, and I've always associated myselfwith people who are smart, honest and know their business,' said Preston.'The folks at PokerStars are bringing world-class poker to the whole world,and I'm proud to be part of what they're doing.''Amarillo Slim' is the world's best-known poker player, with dozens ofnational television appearances, including six on 'The Tonight Show.'Preston is regularly featured in national publications, including SportsIllustrated and the Wall Street Journal, and is a member of the Poker Hallof Fame.
'We're proud and honored that 'Amarillo Slim' chose PokerStars as the sitehe respects and trusts most,' said Steve Morrow, Cardroom Manager forPokerStars. 'Poker players know his name and his reputation for honesty,integrity and world-class play. We are working with Slim to create eventsthat will take online poker to a whole new level.'
PokerStars rocketed to the top tier of online poker sites in its first sixmonths of operation, largely as a result of the company's innovativemulti-table tournaments, fast-action live games (including limit, no-limitand pot-limit games of Texas Hold 'em, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card StudHigh/Low, Omaha and Omaha High/Low), outstanding customer service andFrequent Player Points rewards for regular players. The company conductedthe largest ever online tournament in January, where 350 entrants competedfor $70,000 in prize money.
PokerStars will feature Preston in its upcoming World Championship of OnlinePoker and other major tournaments that include opportunities for players tocompete heads-up with him. And Preston intends to play on the site on aregular basis: 'PokerStars' games are great, lots of action, just what Ilike. It's quite a difference for someone who's played for all these years
to just sit around at home and win money.'
Contact:PokerStars Dan Goldman, 310-540-6768