Back in January, partypoker entered into a groundbreaking sponsorship deal with the New Jersey Devils that marked the first partnership between a U.S. sports franchise and the online gambling industry.
Now, partypoker has strengthened the relationship by adding a New Jersey Devils legend to its roster. Former defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko is the newest member of Team partypoker, joining the likes of Kara Scott, Mike Sexton, Jamie Kerstetter and Scott Baumstein.
Daneyko is no newcomer to the felts. He has long been a regular at casino games in Atlantic City and even won the WPT Borgata Spring Poker Open $230 Deepstack in April. As a member of Team partypoker he will play WPT live events at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City and participate in partypoker social events during New Jersey Devils home games this upcoming season.
Daneyko will make his first official appearance as a member of the team during partypoker New Jersey's $200 buy-in Main Event of the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) on Sunday, Sept. 15. Daneyko will have a bounty on his head during the tournament; any player who knocks him out of the tournament will win a ticket to a future partypoker Sunday Major worth $200.
“I used to get excited at the drop of a puck but now I can’t wait for the turn of the river,” said Daneyko. “Joining Team partypoker with a great champion like Mike Sexton and a great team in Kara, Jamie and Scott makes us the perfect line-up. I love New Jersey, I love poker and there is no better place to play online in the Garden State than on partypoker.com. I can’t wait to play, have fun, win and make new friends online ... but mostly win because I love the competition.”
“Ken was a fierce competitor on the ice and from what I’ve seen, he’s even fiercer at the poker table,” said Team partypoker captain Mike Sexton. “He is a great addition to the team and will be a great ambassador for online poker in New Jersey.”