MONTREAL, Canada – April 17, 2013 – Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA) today announced that Ongame’s popular live poker tour The Grand Series of Poker live, or GSOP live will be rebranded to The GRAND live at the start of its fourth season in September. The rebranding will not affect the tour’s concept and player value proposition: exclusive locations, first class service and affordable buy-ins.
This is the third season of Ongame’s live tour and the fourth and final event starts today at the Marbella Casino in Spain. The event is completely sold out with 400 participants.
“Our poker players love The GRAND live,” said Fredrik Lindberg, Poker Event Manager at Betsson. “It offers players a truly premium experience including first class hotel and casino for an affordable buy-in. The GRAND live is especially well-suited for the large group of recreational players within Betsson.”
The average number of players at each of Ongame’s live poker tour events has been approximately 400 with a peak of 590 at the last event in Prague, Czech Republic. The live tour is primarily geared towards online poker players at some of the 25 partners within the Ongame Poker network, but the quality of the event now attracts poker players from all major operators.
Season 4 of Ongame’s live tour is still in development, and its destinations will be announced within a few weeks. More information about The GRAND live will be available at www.TheGRANDlive.com. Information about the current season 3 of the tour can be found on www.GSOPlive.com.