July 11, 2011

‘Viva Las Vegas!’ say Sky Poker’s Strongest Ever WSOP Team

LONDON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Welcome to the World Series of Poker 2011! Every summer all eyes are on
one poker tournament in one location, Las Vegas. King of the poker scene,
Las Vegas offers a natural arena for this hotly anticipated championship and
boasts the success of the previous tournaments to its already world-renowned
name. Sky Poker, champion of the UK poker [http://www.skypoker.com ] scene,
have sent their crack team of customers and poker pros across the pond to
enjoy the world's biggest Poker tournament.

Along with poker pro Julian Thew, seven lucky Sky Poker players are
representing Sky Poker. Julian Thew, a sponsored Sky Poker pro, and known
among his competitors as the Yo-Yo on account of his oscillating chipstack,
will hopefully lead the way to Sky Poker's success. Winner of the European
Poker Tour and also The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, Thew could be Sky Poker's
lucky charm.

The World Series of Poker is held in the Pavilion and the Amazon Room in
the Rio Convention area at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Annually held in Las Vegas since 2005, winning the tournament is the
highest accolade a poker player can receive. Event winners are awarded with
prestigious WSOP bracelets and monetary prizes, while the main victor
collects a multi-million dollar prize and bracelet - and the honour of
winning poker's greatest event!

With the teams already in Las Vegas, you can follow the UK poker team
while they take part in the greatest poker tournament in the world. Sky
Poker have a special WSOP [http://www.skypoker.com/wsop ] page dedicated to
covering their progress on their website. Championed as the strongest team
Sky Poker ever sent to Las Vegas, show your support by visiting the website
and finding out more. With live updates from the circuit, latest interviews
with stars such as Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QyZJOm6PhE ], Jesse May
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=449nxE-D9mI&feature=related ] and Teddy
Sheringham [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwORh1U_nyk ], photos galleries,
Tony Tikay's blogs and postcards from Vegas there is only one place to keep
up-to-date with all the hottest action from WSOP.

About SkyPoker.com

Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's division for online poker,
which allows users to play poker on their website and screens selected hands
from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on
the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK
poker games players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than
dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.

SOURCE Sky poker