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888 Poker continues as headline sponsor of the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour

22 May 2013

GIBRALTAR -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The PGA EuroPro Tour is proud to announce 888's poker brand, 888 Poker, has renewed their sponsorship for the 2013 season of the PGA EuroPro Tour.

In 2012, the EuroPro Tour was sponsored by 888 Poker. Due to the success of this sponsorship, 888 Poker is excited to build a further brand presence by continuing as this year's main title sponsor. New promotions and events will be added to this year's sponsorship in hopes to bring together the fans and players of the tour with all that the 888 Poker experience offers.

Itai Pazner, 888 SVP, stated; "Last year's tour was a great success for our poker brand and offered our online player's access to the prestigious PGA Tour. We hope this year our new integrations will take the partnership to the next level."

Founded in 2001, the EuroPro Tour is a partnership between the PGA and Matchroom Sport and has proven a fertile breeding ground for players seeking to strive to reach the top of the game.

The PGA EuroPro Tour has established itself as Europe's leading developmental golf tour with the top five in the Order of Merit at the end of each season advancing to the Challenge Tour, and a number of golfers have progressed to play on the main European Tour alongside Europe's elite.

Furthermore, the EuroPro Tour is a rewarding monetary platform for the successful players, with 2012 Order of Merit winner Paul Maddy collecting more than £32,000 in winnings.

Ryder Cup winners Nicolas Colsaerts and Ross Fisher are former PGA EuroPro Tour members, as are 2010 Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel.

In addition, Scott Jamieson, Thomas Aiken and Jamie Donaldson, who have all won European Tour events in 2013, have also played on the PGA EuroPro Tour in the past.

Barry Hearn, chairman of Matchroom Sport said: "I am absolutely delighted that 888poker will be the title sponsor of the PGA EuroPro Tour once again in 2013. We enjoyed a fruitful relationship with 888poker in 2012 and are thrilled that they want to be a part of the PGA EuroPro Tour once again this summer. 888poker is an extremely professional, forward thinking and highly successful company who have an established name and brand that is great for the Tour to be linked with. The Tour is stronger than ever this year and I am really looking forward to what should be a great year as the Tour and 888poker continue to build on the strong relationship built in 2012."
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