PokerStars recently wrapped up the Macau Poker Cup 22, which saw Yuguang Li capture the Red Dragon Main Event and then follow it up by winning the High Roller event less than 24 hours later. During this time, PokerStars also announced that Red Bull, the world's best-selling energy drink, would become the Official Energy Drink Provider of PokerStars LIVE Macau.
"Red Bull is synonymous with world-class competition, pushing boundaries, and breaking records," said Danny McDonagh, PokerStars’ Director of Live Poker Asia-Pacific. "We're proud to reflect those qualities at PokerStars LIVE Macau."
As part of the deal, the iconic drink will give wings to poker players by giving away complimentary cans of Red Bull when they compete in major events at PokerStars LIVE Macau. Here's a look at the upcoming events players can expect to receive free cans of Red Bull, who joins COPAG, the Official Playing Card Provider, as a PokerStars LIVE Macau partner.
Get Your Free Cans of Red Bull
- APPT 9 Macau: May 27-31
- Macau Poker Cup 23: August 28 - September 13
- 2015 Asia Championship of Poker: October 30 - November 15
In other news, PokerStars also announced their continuing to help support the growth of poker in China with the sponsorship of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) 2015 Nanjing Millions, a CN¥1 million ($159,000) guaranteed tournament that has been sanctioned by the Jiangsu Provincial Chess Sports Association. The event will run April 14-19, 2015 at the Jiangsu Wutaishan Sports Centre, an Olympic venue in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China.
"Star Poker Club looks forward to bringing our poker tournaments to the city of Nanjing," said HSC principal and former Asia Player of the Year (APOY) Jian Yang. "The continued partnership with PokerStars.net and APPT China is very exciting as the players in the region continue to show their confidence in attending events sponsored and supported by these groups."
McDonagh echoed those sentiments: "The growth of poker in China has been tremendous and we are committed to support this sport throughout the region. Nanjing is a key location that allows players from all over the country to participate. The previous two Beijing events last year were very successful and we are proud to be a part of this government-supported event."