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Skrill Official Sponsor of EPT Season 8

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In its third major sponsorship deal this year Global Poker Tours Limited (GPTL) announced that the Official Payment Provider Sponsor of the European Poker Tour Season 8 will be Skrill.  Season 8 of the European Poker Tour begins this week in Tallinn, Estonia.

Skrill, is the new name for Moneybookers - among the World's largest, independent digital wallet providers and one of Europe's largest online payments systems. Skrill has joined others in partnering with GPTL's poker tours in 2011, like luxury jeweler Shamballa Jewels and playing card manufacturer Copag.

Nikolai Riesenkampff, co-CEO of Skrill Holdings, operating Moneybookers, said, “Skrill is delighted to join the European Poker Tour as its Official Payment Provider Sponsor. Now in its eighth season, the EPT has grown to become one of the largest and most lucrative poker tours in the world. Our headline sponsorship promises to deal a winning hand when it comes to strengthening our position as the leading digital wallet and bankroll management option among the world’s poker players.”

Riesenkampff recognizes the importance of brand building and marketing opportunities that this sponsorship deal will bring. And went on to say, “Skrill has a long and established track record providing easy, safe and secure payment options, and as a result is widely regarded as one of the most preferred deposit and withdrawal methods by the online gaming community.”

“The European Poker Tour operates in more countries and markets than any other tour in the world, and it’s wonderful that companies with global aspirations, like Skrill, recognise the opportunity we provide them to reach new customers in meaningful ways,” said Jeffrey Haas, GPTL managing director, as he expressed excitement at the latest partnership.

GPTL is the producer of several prestigious poker events around the world that include the EPT, Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT, and Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). The latest sponsorship deal shows the significance and growth potential for more partnerships of its kind in the future.  GPTL is committed to finding other business partners with local, regional, or international brand achievements.

About Global Poker Tours

Global Poker Tours Limited is a full service poker tour production company that develops, organizes and produces the most prestigious poker tournaments in the world. GPTL has produced more poker events in more countries than any other company on the planet – establishing it as the market leader in a fast growing, dynamic and exciting environment. Businesses and venues worldwide choose Global Poker Tours as their premier live poker production partner to develop and establish world-class poker events. For more information please visit

About Skrill

Skrill Holdings Ltd operates, one of Europe’s largest online payments systems and among the world’s largest independent digital wallet providers with over nineteen million account holders. The digital wallet enables any customer to make online payments conveniently and securely without revealing personal financial data, as well as send and receive money online cost-effectively simply by using an email address. Moneybookers’ worldwide payment network offers businesses access to direct payment processing via over 100 payment options in over 200 countries and territories through just one integration.

Founded in 2001, Moneybookers was the first e-money issuer to become authorized and regulated by the FSA. In 2007, Investcorp Technology Partners undertook the buyout of Moneybookers from its founders. Today more than 90,000 merchants are registered with, including global partners such as, Skype, and Electronic Arts.

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