|The National League of Poker (NLOP) has announced that world-famous poker advocate and professional player Mike Sexton has signed an exclusive contract to be the featured spokesman for its online presence.|
NLOP.com is a social gaming site for free, US-legal, online poker play that awarded over $350,000 in cash and prizes last year through its games network.
“I liked the idea right away but as I researched them more closely I really loved the gameplay design, tournament structures and social networking aspects of the site,” said World Series of Poker winner Sexton.
“This is much more than an online poker room; it is a vibrant poker community.
NLOP is a division of Massachusetts-based Power Play Development Corporation and offers players a no-loss poker experience that still provides players with the chance to win prizes and to learn how to play and enjoy the game.
'Mike Sexton is the person that the NLOP always wanted as a representative,” said Michael Clebnik, Chief Executive Officer for the NLOP.
“He is well respected within the poker community and was also recognised as the top poker ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Awards gala in 2006. His agreement validates our position in this new and developing marketplace and we are thrilled to have him on our team.'
Clebnik stated that the new role would see Las Vegas-based Sexton having broad, hands-on involvement with the site including playing online with members, consulting on tournaments, taking part in its new community area and representing the NLOP in the offline poker community.
'We will be integrating Mike into the NLOP site over the next few months as we bring all the new software features of our new platform on-stream,' said Clebnik.