Poker content firm PokerGO has partnered with SuperDraft Inc, the daily fantasy partner of Caesars Entertainment Inc, enabling fans of the sport to participate in fantasy poker contests around most major professional tournaments.
The collaboration will launch with the US Poker Open on June 3, with a free entry contest for a minimum prize pool of $10,000. All PokerGO subscribers will have the opportunity to enter and win contests on the SuperDraft app for poker’s most premier tournaments including the US Poker Open, Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl and World Series Of Poker.
While PokerGO will be providing all stats, SuperDraft has created a proprietary poker scoring system based on player performance and chip stacks.
Brent Hanks, Director of Programming at PokerGO, explained: “Partnering with SuperDraft will allow poker fans and players alike to participate in brand new fantasy poker offerings, a massive untapped market in the current fantasy sports landscape. Poker has been long overdue for fantasy sports involvement and SuperDraft is the perfect partner to set it up seamlessly.”
Steve Wang, Founder and CEO of SuperDraft, added: “Creating this new fantasy poker product with PokerGO enables SuperDraft to build on its sports gaming foundation and bring another innovative game to market that is meant to go beyond daily fantasy.
“Adding poker into fantasy sports is an idea that we’ve discussed for years. Our innovative development team in partnership with PokerGO finally brought that idea to life. As the popularity of pro poker grows, this partnership will help us deliver what everyone immersed in the world of poker has been waiting for.”