In this day and age it's not easy to attract lucrative sponsors, but between Monster Headphones and Hublot, the World Poker Tour (WPT) has done a great job. On Thursday, the WPT announced an exclusive partnership with Aurae, creators and designers of the Aurae 14k Solid Gold MasterCard and the Aurae Lifestyle Membership Program, which will see the winners of the WPT National China, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas receive solid gold cards loaded with $10,000.
Not only that, the winners will be enrolled in the Aurae's global elite lifestyle management and white glove concierge program — which launched in 2015 — for an entire year. That means they will have access to Aurae Relationship Managers – who have access to more than 50,000 events and can assist in booking private travel, special dining services, and personal shopping experiences — 24 hours a day in more than 115 countries around the globe. Needless to say, it's the perfect reward for traveling poker players.
"World Poker Tour is proud to partner with Aurae, and to award the winners of WPT National China, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas with Solid Gold MasterCards, in addition to $10,000 and Executive Lifestyle benefits," said WPT President Adam Pliska. "Hand-crafted and engraved specifically for each client, the one-of-a-kind Solid Gold MasterCard is the perfect reward to celebrate the achievements of each of these three winners, and will serve as a constant reminder of their legacy on the World Poker Tour."
The winners’ names will be engraved on the cards to create a lasting legacy of their achievement.
The partnership will be officially introduced on October 27 at a special party during the WPT National China kickoff at MGM Grand Sanya, with a North American celebration planned for Monday, December 14 during Day 1a of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio.
"Aurae is excited to partner with a great global brand like the World Poker Tour," said Christopher Scanlon, CEO and Founder of Aurae. "At Aurae, we elegantly celebrate legacy, achievement, and success with our bespoke, custom-jeweled Solid Gold MasterCards. Winning a high-stakes poker event like WPT National China, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, or WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas is a remarkable achievement, and we are honored to create commemorative Solid Gold MasterCard's for the winners of each tournament. The winners’ names will be engraved on the cards to create a lasting legacy of their achievement, and each time a winner spends with the card, they allow others to experience the thrill of their victory. We could not have found a better partner to demonstrate the spirit of Aurae."
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*Lead photo from Aurae Twitter.