|Online gaming group Mansion has announced that it is to be the presenting sponsor for the Third Annual British Columbia Poker Championships being held this week in Canada.|
The Championships are being held this week at the River Rock Casino Resort near Vancouver in the western province and Mansion announced that its company logo would be prominently displayed on the felt at the Main Event Final. The Championships are to be filmed and post-edited into an action-packed two-hour highlights package for broadcast next month on Global TV.
'We are delighted to sponsor Canada's premier poker event,' said Marc Goodwin, Poker Ambassador for Mansion.
'With hundreds of thousands of dollars being staked over four days of play and the final table action to be aired on Global TV in December, viewers are in for a thrilling couple of hours of poker entertainment.'
The Championships are to boast a $3.6 million overall prize pool with a Main Event prize pool of $2.45 million that is expected to attract international poker professionals including a growing American contingent keen to steal the title across the border.
The Main Event on Sunday is a $2,700 buy-in no limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament that is to be capped at 1,000 players with a first prize of $612,500 and the top ten percent of players guaranteed to finish in the money.