WSOP Party Prep

by , Jan 24, 2008 | 4:09 pm

The WSOP is about 4 months away, so naturally people are starting to make plans — including PartyPoker. Two interesting things about their latest WSOP announcement: 1) win your way in early so you can buy your own plane tickets for cheap; and 2) Party continues to try and further embed themselves with Phil Hellmuth.

Party used to be the site that didn’t attach themselves to any pros other than Mike Sexton. And they used to pay for your travel when you won a satellite online. Now they are trying to put it in your head that it’s normal for the player to take care of that.

Click below for the full press release.

WSOP QUALIFIERS START ON PARTYPOKER.COM
BOOKMAKERS MAY WANT TO “KILL PHIL” HELLMUTH AS MUCH AS HIS OPPONENTS!

Gibraltar – 24th January 2008 – The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas may be months away but you can secure a place earlier than usual from just $1 on PartyPoker.com.

Online qualifiers are in full swing offering the chance to win packages for the Main Event in July and include the $10,000 buy-in, $1,000 spending money, luxury Las Vegas accommodation, transfers and access to the exclusive VIP hospitality suite. Qualification starts from as little as $1, with the main weekly $550 +$30 satellite every Friday at 18.00 ET. For full details on how to qualify see: http://www.partypoker.com/news/items/08_wsop_structure.html

A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: “The qualifiers are already popular as they offer the chance to be one of the first to win a seat for the WSOP. If you qualify now you can sit back in the comfort that you know that you are off to Vegas and exploit the cheaper flight options.”

PartyPoker.com is also pleased to announce that betting markets for both the European Open and Premier League are available on www.partybets.com. Premier League features 12 top pros, while the European Open IV has 72 runners.

A PartyBets.com spokesman said: “In the Premier League the early money has been for Phil Hellmuth and he now shares favouritism with the Devilfish but there are sure to be a lot of swings before the first card is dealt. Tony G and defending champion Juha Helppi have also been well supported. The European Open is all about Phil. He has a lot of fans in Europe who want to support him in this format. We know this is true and that he is not backing himself as we don’t take wagers from the United States!”

“If this early trend continues we will want to ‘Kill Phil’ as much as his opponents at the table!”


3 Comments to “WSOP Party Prep”


  1. Jason B
    says:

    When did partypoker allow US players to play on its ite again? I thought its stock was crashing on the european market ….


  2. California Jen
    says:

    PartyPoker does not allow US players on its site.


  3. DanM
    says:

    That’s kinda the point … PartyPoker — where the money used to flow oh-so-fun — is really having to tighten their belt a bit, ever since making a conscious decision to go US-less. Still remains to be seen if that was the right move or not. But they are clearly fighting hard to hang in there.