The world's largest online poker school renews sponsorship of the
Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Sports and poker have a lot in common
whether you're on the ice or at the poker table, if you want to win,
you start by hitting PokerStars.net today!
PokerStars.net announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Maple Leaf
Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) as a sponsor of the Toronto Maple
Leafs hockey club. The deal will see PokerStars.net on the rinkboards for all home games and creating exciting ticket
giveaways to the popular goal judge seats at Air Canada Centre.
"Millions of Canadians, including myself, are diehard sports fans and
poker players. Hockey is our national pastime and recently poker has
surged in popularity as Canadians have begun to excel on the
international stage," says Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars Pro player.
"I have played hockey my whole life and grew up watching the Toronto
Maple Leafs, which is why I am excited that PokerStars.net is a sponsor. It is a great relationship and allows the world's
largest online poker school to team up with an iconic franchise to
deliver exceptional promotions for poker and hockey fans."
The agreement will see PokerStars.net remain a sponsor through to the end of the 2011 / 2012 NHL season.
PokerStars.net is the world's largest online poker school, with over 46 million members. It's the premier destination for the world's top players, with
numerous tournaments running every day. PokerStars.net is renowned for offering the best software and security in the online
PokerStars.net is the official sponsor of some of the biggest live poker tournaments
in the world, including: the North American Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, the Latin American Poker Tour, the Australia-New Zealand Poker Tour and the Russian Poker Series. For more information, please visit www.pokerstars.net.
About Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.:
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is one of the world's premier
sports and entertainment companies that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs
(NHL), the Toronto Raptors (NBA), the Toronto Marlies (AHL), Toronto
FC (MLS), Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square and three digital
channels — Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada and GOLTV Canada. MLSE has also
invested in four of Toronto's sports facilities — Ricoh Coliseum, home
of the Marlies, BMO Field, home of Toronto FC, Lamport Stadium, and the
MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the
Maple Leafs and Marlies. MLSE operates and manages events at Ricoh
Coliseum and BMO Field.
For further information:
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