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.
The eGaming Review Industry Awards presentation, which takes place on September 19 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, is the online gaming industry's premier event of the year. "We are proud to be a contender at this year's eGaming Review Industry Awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence in the online gaming space," said PurePlay CEO Jason Kellerman. "Our breakthrough business model which opens up legal online poker to players everywhere is solidly in the tradition of this award. Should we garner the trophy, it would cap an enormously successful year for us." Kellerman noted that PurePlay's base of 1.5 million players and its jackpot outlay of more than $4 million to date are unmatched among legal U.S. poker sites.
PurePlay, which hosts online poker rooms and tournaments, offers cash prizes to both play-for-free members and subscribers who pay a low monthly fee. Subscribers receive key benefits including access to cash tournaments with over $150,000 in monthly prizes, individual performance ratings that enable them to play with others at the same skill level, live chat customer support and no ads during game play. A highly popular PurePlay offering is its World Series of Poker* Tournaments, which award free seats to the WSOP* Main Event in Las Vegas. This year, no other U.S.-based poker site sent more contenders to the Main Event than PurePlay — an achievement PurePlay aims to repeat for the 2009 WSOP*.
*Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. ("Harrah's") is the owner of all rights, title and interest in and to the World Series of Poker brand including each of its associated trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade dress and all of the goodwill emanating therefrom (hereinafter collectively, "trademarks"). Therefore, it is important to Harrah's that WSOP trademarks are displayed consistently and appropriately and that the WSOP trademarks are protected and respected whenever and wherever used.