With the finale of the fourth season of the World Poker Tour wrapped up, all that remains of that season is its broadcasting on the Travel Channel. While the poker yet to be seen by viewing audiences around the world will be a major draw to fans of poker, the WPT, the Travel Channel and their mobile phone outlet Hands On Mobile have teamed up to offer the "Shuffle Up And Deal" Sweepstakes, a very nice contest that will put fans in the center of the action during a future event on the WPT.
Hands On Mobile (formerly MFORMA) has been responsible for the WPT's version of poker, World Poker Tour's Texas Hold 'Em, that is run on cell phones around the world. The company has dealt out over four million hands of poker since the inception of the game on mobile communication devices and, between them, the WPT and the Travel Channel, have come up with the unique contest that has many great prizes offered to the participants. From now until June 22nd, people can vote on who their favorite poker player is through several different methods, with the eventual sweepstakes winner taking down a prize package that includes the chance to attend a live filming of one of the World Poker Tour Final Tables as the official starter, announcing "Shuffle Up And Deal!" as the players start the tournament. The lucky prize winner will also receive round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, front row VIP seats, a backstage pass and the opportunity to meet the players, along with $1,000 spending money.
All involved in the sweepstakes are excited to be drawn together for the event. "We jumped at the chance to continue our partnership with the World Poker Tour and the Travel Channel," said Hands-On Mobile's President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Sacks. "With this promotion, we hope to extend awareness of World Poker Tour among avid poker players, continue to drive sales and solidify our position as the premier mobile poker brand." Andrea Green, the WPT's Vice President of Global Consumer Products, added, "This season's promotion with Hands-On Mobile and the Travel Channel gives our viewers another way to play their part in the World Poker Tour and to access the game of poker, all at their fingertips!"
To be able to get your entry in for the contest, all you have to do is vote for their favorite player by sending a text message with the number that corresponds to their favorite player for that week to the Short Code "WPT4U". Contestants can also enter the sweepstakes online via travelchannel.com/wptsweeps by clicking on the World Poker Tour's "Shuffle Up & Deal" Sweepstakes button. It should be a fun way to celebrate the highly popular Season Four of the WPT on the Travel Channel and it could be very profitable for one lucky fan. For more information on the contest, be sure to visit the Travel Channel website at travelchannel.com or by visiting wptmobile.net.
Ed note: Vince Van Patten of the World Poker Tour plays at Hollywood Poker