On March 1, partypoker will be launching a brand new loyalty program. Recently, the online poker operator got into a partnership with Barstools Sports, according to the terms of which it will organize a tournament at www.njpartypoker.com every month.
This tournament challenges players to play against David Portnoy to win exciting cash and non-cash prizes available at the Barstool Sports Store. Portnoy said that the company is excited about this partnership as it gives Stoolies an opportunity to take part in online poker tournaments and defeat him. He also said that, as he is good at playing poker, he is sure he will not have to pay the bounty of $100 as nobody will be able to defeat him.
Barstool Sports features seven blogs, each focusing on regions such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Delaware – Maryland – Virginia (DMV), Iowa, and Los Angeles. It also includes BarstoolU, which focuses on college issues. It is, therefore, a widely read men’s lifestyle and sports online magazine in the US, targeting men in the age group of 18 – 34. The web pages get 6.4 million unique visitors every month.
The inaugural tournament, with a buy-in of $20 and a guaranteed prize of $500, was held on February 18. Portnoy, who was playing from Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, was eliminated in the 44th place, as a result of which one of players in the 88-strong field won the $100 bounty prize.
The winner Flutie4Heisman won $336 and the runner-up mmc4336 won $257. The players who finished third and fourth were hus1986, who won $190, and daqdow, who won $158, respectively. The players who finished fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth were InFolesWeTrust ($130), Il_Doctore ($110), AEIOwnYou ($91), and tronnation1303 ($75), respectively. The players who finished ninth and tenth were JDes191 ($59) and Simple_Jack ($43), respectively.