View Full Version : Sponsorship Deals

04-22-2002, 09:34 PM
Kind of cool, it looks like some of the on-line poker sites are starting to do sponsorship deals. Paradise Poker has hooked up with Randy Holland. I think WSEX has Josh Ariel on board. It will be interesting to see where this goes. It's good to see the online sites recognizing the potential. Just thought I would post something about it because it's something new & hopefully just in the beginning stages.

Erik Seidel

04-22-2002, 10:23 PM
how about posting a hand???pleeeeeeze ..tia

04-22-2002, 11:33 PM
I would think it is cool also if I was in line to get a sponsorship deal...lol. Good luck this year at WSOP.

Swiss Cheese

04-23-2002, 10:53 AM

04-24-2002, 11:27 AM
So what's the nature of the sponsorship deal, Erik? Does PP pay Randy to wear PP-logo clothing, or does he play at PP, or...

Thanks - and it's really good to have your participation here.

Regards, Lee

04-25-2002, 12:55 AM
I'm not sure what the deal is exactly. I think Paradise is paying the players when/if they reach a final table & then paying a premium if they win. Maybe there is an additional bonus if you are the most successful PP sponsored player as well. The good thing is it's something of a breakthrough for players to be getting sponsorship money & I think it's good value for the sites as well. -Erik

04-25-2002, 01:25 PM
Indeed - that is a good first step.

The truly exciting step will be when/if a company steps forward and tosses extra money into the prize pool, to be gained by whomever gets there.

Regards, Lee

04-27-2002, 03:56 PM
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