Partypoker will be debuting a new loyalty program on March 1 and it has also recently partnered with Barstools Sports to host a monthly tournament on www.nj.partypoker.com. The tournament will give players the chance to play against "El Presidente" David Portnoy for cash and prizes from the Barstool Sports Store.
"We're really excited to execute this partnership with bwin.party and give Stoolies a chance to play in tournaments and knock me out," said Portnoy. "However, I'm pretty good at poker, so I actually doubt I'll have to pay the $100 bounty since I doubt anyone will knock me out."
Barstool Sports, which features seven region-specific blogs including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, the DMV (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia), Los Angeles, and Iowa, as well as the collegiate-focused BarstoolU, is the No. 1 read, independent sports and men's lifestyle online publication in the United States within the 18-34-year-old male demographic with 86 million page views (6.4 million unique viewers) per month.
The kickoff event, a $20 buy-in tournament with a $500 guarantee, took place on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m., and things didn't quite go according to plan for Portnoy, who played from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. "El Presidente" busted from the 88-player field in 44th place, allowing a lucky player to collect a $100 bounty.
In addition to a nice payday, the top 10 finishers will received a free item from the Barstool Sports store. Here's a look at those who cashed in the first-ever monthly Barstool Sports no-limit hold'em tournament:
Details on upcoming Barstool Sports tournaments held on www.nj.partypoker.com will be finalized soon. Check out the partypoker Blog for more information.