Everest Poker has been preparing for the 2008 World Series of Poker for quite some time. And it was back in March of 2008 that the site took a major step toward worldwide recognition by signing an agreement with Harrah’s Entertainment for satellite rights and brand placement at the most prestigious event of the poker year.
The deal was reached between Harrah’s and Everest to gain exposure for an already popular online poker website by accessing a global audience of approximately 200,000 people. Besides the satellite rights, Everest Poker would have its name in the center of all WSOP felted tables being used at the 2008 WSOP in Las Vegas, as well as on the inner rung of the WSOP/ESPN feature table where numerous final tables would be hosted.
Everest Poker is definitely ever-present at the Series in Las Vegas, as the name of the site is on every poker table, not to mention on many players’ jackets, shirts, and other gear. It is the website that has people talking.
Beginning on June 19th, Everest Poker will open its hospitality lounge in the Rio Convention Center. It will be centrally located between the casino and the convention center, just indoors from the special WSOP parking lot and valet. The lounge will provide free food and drinks, Wii video games for a sometimes-needed poker break, and television coverage of the Euro Cup. There will even be a World Series of Foosball tournament for anyone interested in proving their expertise in a non-poker game.
Most importantly, the Everest Poker hospitality lounge will provide a place to relax away from the crowded hallways and busy Amazon Room. It will be a space in which to discuss strategy, share WSOP stories, and meet the winners of Everest Poker promotions.
Everest will also be hosting an exclusive party on July 4th at Pure Nightclub in Caesars Palace. Professional poker players will be there to enjoy the music spun by popular Las Vegas DJ’s, as well as the food and drink provided. Players who have qualified for the WSOP through Everest Poker promotions will be welcome to this Vegas-style club extravaganza.
If you’re thinking to yourself that Everest really sounds like a major online poker site, but you haven’t given them a solid try yet, there is a solution. Download Everest Poker now to play on Europe’s hottest website. In the coming weeks, this column will let you know more about the site’s features, but if your curiosity is getting the best of you, download it now!
And please don’t forget that by using the PokerWorks link and the bonus code of PNEWS200, as a new player you can earn a $200 bonus through site play, in addition to getting in on the year-round promotions and player offerings.