Europe-Bet.com to Have Exclusive Rights to WPT® Brand in Georgia; Two WPT National Events and a Main Tour Stop to be Held in Tbilisi in 2015
Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2015) — Hot on the heels of an historic alliance with Ourgame in Asia, the World Poker Tour® today announced a partnership with Europe-Bet.com, under which it has agreed to license products and services on an exclusive basis in Georgia. Europe-Bet.com will host three WPT® events in 2015, including a WPT Main Tour event, and will have the right to distribute the World Poker Tour television show, merchandise, and more.
The kickoff event at the Europe-Bet.com Poker Club in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi is a $1,000 buy-in WPT National event on June 4. This tournament features a $200,000 guarantee and culminates with the final table on June 7. The World Poker Tour will return in November with the coveted WPT Champions Cup™ for a WPT Main Tour stop, and again in December for a second WPT National event.
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Qualifiers to the first Europe-Bet.com WPT National Georgia are already live on the website, and players can find various ways to make their way to this inaugural WPT in the Georgian capital here.
Europe-Bet.com Poker Club opened in September of 2012, and is the only establishment of its kind in Georgia. Open 24/7, the 1,400-square meter club features bars, restaurants, up to 20 poker tables, and a special VIP zone. The ground floor is available for special occasions or big tournaments, like the three WPT-sponsored events planned this year.
“We continue to strive to maintain our brand positioning, not only as the undisputed market leader in Georgia, but also as a globalized operator,” said Europe-Bet.com CEO Nicolas Fleiderman. “Our partnership with World Poker Tour will help us expand our poker penetration at a solid pace. We are excited to host WPT events at our premier poker club, and to showcase our strong online offering.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Following our announcement with Ourgame in Asia, this new arrangement marks the continued expansion of the WPT global licensing initiative, expanding the tour like never before. Europe-Bet.com is committed to the long-term growth of poker in Georgia and beyond, and by working alongside Mr. Fleiderman and his team, the World Poker Tour has an opportunity to expand its footprint in Europe. We are thrilled to kick off this partnership with a $200,000 guaranteed WPT National event in June, and look forward to sharing the WPT experience with everyone associated with the spectacular Europe-Bet.com Poker Club.”
Mediterranean climate, unique landscape and legendary local hospitality make Georgia a one-of-a-kind travel destination. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Georgia’s charm was opened to the rest of the world, offering snow-covered mountains, sunlit beaches and internationally acclaimed cuisine. Georgians are particularly proud for having rich wine history dating back 8,000 years. Lovers of architecture will enjoy a mixture of ancient and modern buildings, including cathedrals, towers and city walls. Shardeni Street, located in the lively capital of Tbilisi, is full of bars, clubs and restaurants with an abundance of nightlife scenes to explore. Today’s Georgia is a country with strong traditions that share Western values and welcome new visitors with open arms.
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Founded in 2010, Europe-Bet.com has established itself as the largest independent operator in Georgian regulated gaming market and the region, offering Sportsbook, Poker, Casino and Mobile games online and offline. Since gambling was regulated in Georgia the same year, the online division had started growing very rapidly. From the very first days, Europe-Bet.com has been operating its independent online poker room and organizing numerous tournaments series. The company operates a network of betting shops, land-based and electronic casinos, and a poker club.
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