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Gaming News becomes sponsor of WSOP

8 June 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The World Series of Poker (WSOP) today announced as a new premier sponsor of the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker., the world’s largest Web hosting provider and domain name registrar, will be visible throughout the 2011 WSOP, both with on-site branding and television integration as the primary sponsor below the flop. (See attached for example)

For those unfamiliar with poker, all community cards dealt on a poker table are positioned in the middle of the felt. has secured primary positioning just below these cards throughout all tournament action on televised tables, which is highly visible in all broadcasts of poker.

“When you talk about, you are talking about some of the best marketers in the world, who are thoughtful about their platforms and selective in their promotional partnerships,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We know has a fun and edgy style and we welcome them into the greatest poker spectacle on the planet, which shares its personality.”

Go Daddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons is the architect of the company’s incredibly effective advertising campaigns. “We like this poker sponsorship because so many of the fans are passionate, loyal and interested in the Internet,” Parsons said. “We’re all in, baby!”

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 41 years to 1970, and having paid more than $1.2 billion in total prize money to date. In 2011, the WSOP will feature 58 different poker events over 50 consecutive days. It began May 31 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and runs through July 19, 2011. For more information on the WSOP, please visit

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