PokerStars to provide software for ESPN Poker Club.
PokerStars will be joining forces with ESPN to provide its software for the ESPN Poker Club, a free-to-play poker section on ESPN.com, reports Pokernewsdaily.com.
“ESPN.com is one of the most important online sports venues, and ESPN Poker Club is entering its fifth year on the site,” said PokerStars.net North America Regional Marketing Director Joe Versaci. “This agreement will enable PokerStars to implement its superior technology and integrity in operation, and we look forward to establishing more product innovation with ESPN in the future.”
A spokesperson for ESPN said, “We’re excited to take the ESPN Poker Club to PokerStars.net, where we will be able to provide a better offering for fans, including a greater selection of games, prize options, and an improved player experience.”
The deal comes fresh after PokerStars.net teamed up with FOX this week to create a poker room on FOXSports.com which will also offer a free-to-play poker client as well as news, tournament results and poker strategy.