PartyPoker hires European Poker Tour founder to run live events

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PartyPoker hires European Poker Tour founder to run live events

PartyPoker has revealed that the founder of the European Poker Tour John Duthie will take charge of the new ‘Party Poker Live’ live event series.

As chief executive, Duthie will be responsible for the inaugural ‘Party Poker Live’ tour where each event will feature a multi-million dollar prize pool.

As Duthie told the press, “I have been impressed with the progress of PartyPoker and, in particular, the number of trusted, experienced and well-respected individuals and organisations that have chosen to put their support behind the PartyPoker brand.

“I believe there is a gap in the market for an operator whose primary focus is poker and who will listen to and work with the poker community, as this was something that was absolutely key to the growth and success of the European Poker Tour.”

“We are thrilled that John has joined us at the beginning of this journey,” added the managing director of PartyPoker, Tom Waters. “Very few people in the world have made such a significant contribution to poker and his experience, relationships and understanding of players will be a huge asset to us.

“Our guarantees are ambitious, but our marketing strategy is to provide value to players instead of investing money outside of the poker community and we are confident that with John's guidance we can optimize this strategy for the benefit of the live poker market.”

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