New interactive live-betting poker tournament series

New interactive live-betting poker tournament series

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Dublin will be the venue for a completely new style of tournament next month. The iSeries LIVE event is a 10-runner, €10,000 buy-in, winner takes all event that will be broadcast live, with hole cards exposed, enabling punters to bet on the action as it happens.

Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Carlos Mortensen and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott are confirmed for the initial tournament, which is scheduled for 6pm on 5th April, with bettors able to place wagers at on the action as it develops.

“For poker to continue to grow, the game needs to become more immediate to our fans,” said 11-time bracelet winner and Main Event champion Phil Hellmuth. “By allowing fans to view a poker event as it actually happens, with hole cards exposed, and bet on the action just as they would on football or horse racing, iSeriesLIVE can help take our game to the next level. Now the world will know why I’ve said ‘If it wasn’t for luck, I’d win them all’”

In addition to the cash to be won at the table, participants will also earn a share of money that is bet on them.

“After Black Friday, we were determined to find a way to add new revenue streams for our world class roster of talent.,” says Brian Balsbaugh, founder of tournament organiser Poker Royalty. “We are fronting the expenses, then sharing the wagering profits with the participating players. There are countless additional ways for us to monetize this model and we look forward to rolling them out over the course of the next year. Our end goal is to pay players for playing iSeriesLIVE events.”

Other names set to take part are Maria Ho, Tobias Reinkemeier, Marvin Rettenmaier, James Dempsey, Eoghan O'Dea and Faraz Jaka.

Tags: iSeriesLive, Daniel Negreanu, Phill Hellmuth, James Dempsey, Faraz Jaka, Maria Ho, Eoghan O'Dea, Dave Ulliott, Devilfish, Carlos Mortensen