Press Releases


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PurePlay Completes Fourth Free Tournament for a Coveted 2009 Poker Championship Seat

In a Down Economy, Many Players Jump at the Opportunity to Win a $10,000 Seat at the World Series of Poker*

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 5, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced completion of its fourth 2009 World Series of Poker* tournament awarding a free seat to next July's Main Event in Las Vegas. PurePlay's $10,000 seat giveaways run monthly and require no buy-ins or deposits of any kind.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PurePlay Poker Wins Innovation of the Year Award

Legal play-for-cash online poker site garners the online gaming industry's premier honor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 24, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, has been recognized as the online gaming industry's most original product in 2007/08. Named Innovation of the Year at the eGaming Review Industry Awards presentation last Friday night in London, PurePlay's subscription-based business model was cited for excellence in meeting judges' criteria for developing new methods of maximizing revenue and new revenue-generating models. The award recognizes PurePlay's innovative model, which complies with U.S. laws and enables players to play for real cash and prizes with no risk of losing money.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

PurePlay Poker Executive to Present at European i-Gaming Conference

CEO Jason Kellerman will explore the legislative landscape for online gaming in the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 17, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced that its CEO Jason Kellerman will discuss the legislative landscape for online gaming in the United States next week at a major industry event in Barcelona.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

PurePlay Chosen as Finalist for Coveted Industry Honor

Legal play-for-cash online poker site shortlisted for eGaming Review's Innovation of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 10, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced it has been chosen as a finalist for the Innovation of the Year Award by eGaming Review. With its nomination for this coveted honor, PurePlay has earned eGaming Review's recognition as an operator that has successfully implemented a product which showed the most originality in 2007/8. PurePlay also excelled in meeting judges' criteria for innovation in methods of maximizing revenue alongside new revenue-generating models.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Legal Online Poker Site PurePlay Dominates Market with Record-Breaking Base of 1.5 Million Players

PurePlay continues leadership with payout of more than $4 million in cash prizes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 8, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced it has expanded its player ranks to over 1.5 million competitors and has disbursed more than $4 million in cash prizes. PurePlay's player base and jackpot outlay are unmatched among legal U.S. poker sites.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

PurePlay Completes First Risk-Free, No Buy-In Qualifier for 2009 World Poker Championship, Announces Second Tournament

'Staycationers' Relax at Home, Compete Online for a Seat at Next World Series of Poker* and a Chance to Win Millions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 6, 2008 — PurePlay (PurePlay.com), the largest U.S. compliant play-for-cash online poker site, today announced it has completed the first of its 2009 World Series of Poker*-qualifying tournaments awarding a free seat to next year's Main Event in Las Vegas. PurePlay, the online destination of choice for poker enthusiasts, further announces the opportunity to compete, risk-free, from the comfort of their homes for another seat at the 2009 WSOP* tournament.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PurePlay Opens Largest Legal U.S. Poker Site to Mac Users

Millions of Mac users can now compete for large cash prizes in a no risk environment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 11, 2008 — PurePlay (www.pureplay.com), the largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, is now open for Apple Macintosh users. In making its online poker rooms and tournaments Mac-accessible, PurePlay aims to significantly extend its lead as the most popular place for legal online poker play in the U.S.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

PurePlay to Award Highest Number of Seats to Poker's Main Event Among U.S. Poker Sites

PurePlay Extends 2008 World Series of Poker* Seat Giveaway through June

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 29, 2008 — PurePlay, the largest U.S. compliant play-for-cash online poker site, announced today that it will be extending its 2008 World Series of Poker* seat giveaway through the month of June, with hundreds of World Series qualifiers running every day. PurePlay, the U.S. market leader, will be giving away the largest number of Main Event seats among all U.S. based poker sites.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

PurePlay Raises Series C Round, Bringing Funding to $15 Million

Financing round to support largest legal play-for-cash poker site's rapid expansion plan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA May 6, 2008 — PurePlay, the first and largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced the completion of a Series C equity financing round. Led by Bay Partners, this round brings the company¬ís total funding to $15 million. PurePlay investors also include Ron Conway, James Joaquin and other prominent Silicon Valley investors.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

PUREPLAY, THE FIRST AND LARGEST U.S.-COMPLIANT PLAY-FOR-CASH ONLINE POKER SITE, REACHES 1 MILLION PLAYERS

Popular legal poker site has awarded over $3 million to date

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 6, 2008 — PurePlay, the first and largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced it has reached a record 1 million players and that it has given away $3 million in cash prizes to date— more than any other non-gambling poker site. PurePlay also reported that it has boosted its monthly cash prize pool to over $150,000, the highest in its category.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

PUREPLAY TO AWARD COVETED SEAT AT WORLD'S BIGGEST POKER TOURNAMENT

PurePlay winner to play at 2008 World Series Main Event in Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 4, 2008 — PurePlay, the first and largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced the kick-off of its World Series Tournament. The tournament winner will be awarded a coveted seat at the World Series of Poker (WSOP)* Main Event to be held in Las Vegas in July, 2008.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

PUREPLAY ANNOUNCES CASH PRIZE ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT WITH NO ENTRY FEE

PurePlay subscribers can qualify for $10K tournament against players of same skill level

SAN FRANCISCO, CA February 6, 2008— PurePlay, the first and largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced the beginning of its $10,000 Classic Tournament. Any player may enter free daily qualifier tournaments to win entry into the $10,000 final. In addition, those who join the PurePlay Player's Club can choose to compete in qualifying tournaments against players of their own skill level.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

LARGEST LEGAL CASH POKER SITE PUREPLAY REACHES 700,000 PLAYERS

PurePlay Delivers All the Excitement of Playing Poker for Cash Prizes With Zero Risk of Losing Money

SAN FRANCISCO, CA October 9, 2007— PurePlay, the first and largest U.S.-compliant play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced it has reached 700,000 players and is adding more than 50,000 new players per month. The site hosts online poker rooms and tournaments and awards major cash prizes -- with no risk of losing money.

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