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PKR.Com Signs Exclusive Deal With Bamma

January 13th, 2011 by Sarah Stewart

Mixed Martial Arts is the most explosive new sport in the United Kingdom. The top MMA Promoter in the United Kingdom is BAMMA. BAMMA stands for The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts. PKR.Com specializes in Online Poker and fulfilling their missions to be the “Next Generation Poker Room”. The sponsorship of BAMMA is for branding purposes and to get the PKR.Com name out to the public. PKR.Com was developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries which makes PKR the most innovative poker room in the world. It features stunning real time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system.

More About BAMMA

BAMMA, the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts, was launched in June 2009 with the aim of delivering Mixed Martial Arts events that fully capture the entertainment and sporting prowess on display in the world’s fastest growing sport. To achieve this aim, BAMMA brought together a team of skilled individuals with a wealth of combined experience across Television Production, Event Organization, and Mixed Martial Arts and set out to push the boundaries of British MMA.

PKR.Com New Player Deposit Bonus Promotion

PKR.Com has a fantastic list of promotions and it all starts with their New Player Deposit Bonus promotion. You must use the bonus code “PKRBONUS” when you first make your deposit and you will get a 100 % matching deposit bonus from as little as $10 to as much as $800. And if that is not enough for a fantastic promotion, then PKR will also give you four free tickets to Premium Free Rolls, including a ticket to the weekly $1,000 Premium Free Roll as soon as you make your first deposit. And yes there is more. When you first open your PKR account and make your first deposit, you account will be credited with 1,500 PKR Points and these are very valuable because you can use the PKR points to buy merchandise and for buy-ins for big money Premium Free Roll tournaments.

Refer a Friend Promotion

PKR.Com makes it really easy to refer friends and also extremely worth your while. When you refer a friend that signs up for a PKR account, and that makes a first deposit, you will get a free $50 and your friend will also get a free $50. It is a win win situation for both you and your friend. It is also not limited so you can offer this special to as many friends as you want and earn as many bonuses as you can.

Great PKR Points and PKR Levels

At PKR you can only go up in level and you can never go down. Many poke sites punish you if you take a break from the tables one month by reducing your level. But once you hit a level it is yours forever regardless of how much you play the following month. These PKR points let you earn great gifts, “Stacked” magazine, exclusive free roll tournaments for big cash prizes, VIP access to amazing live events, and a whole lot more.

PKR.com’s Holiday Promotion

December 10th, 2010 by Joshua Scott

This is an exciting time of year at PKR.com. Christmas is around the corner and that can only mean one thing. It means that the Christmas Cracker is back and it is back with a bang. The Christmas Cracker is about to explode on to the tournament scene at PKR.com in a series of 13 events beginning on December 23rd, 2010. There will be an expected prize pool of $238,000.00 up for grabs in these 13 events. The Christmas Cracker events are all direct buy in events with the only exception being the coveted PKR Masters. PKR is running satellites for the PKR Masters throughout the month of December.

Details Of The Christmas Cracker Series

There is a great variety of events in this series and it looks like this:

Event # Name Guarantee Expected Pool Buy in Date Time
1 Xmas Cracker $7,000.00 $10,000.00 $15.00 12/23/10 19:00 GMT
2 Deep & Steep $10,000.00 $15,000.00 $30.00 12/24/10 19:00 GMT
3 Six Seater $6,000.00 $8,000.00 $30.00 12/25/10 19:00 GMT
4 Deep & Steep $20,000.00 $30,000.00 $50.00 12/26/10 19:00 GMT
5 Four Seater $12,000.00 $18,000.00 $30.00 12/27/10 19:00 GMT
6 Terminator $40.00 12/28/10 19:00 GMT
7 Rebuy $10,000.00 $15,000.00 $5.00 12/29/10 19:00 GMT
8 Ante Special $10,000.00 $15,000.00 $30.00 12/30/10 19:00 GMT
9 Speed $5,000.00 $7,000.00 $30.00 12/31/10 19:00 GMT
10 Masters $100,000.00 $100,000.00 $250.00 01/01/11 20:00 GMT
11 Rehab $15,000.00 $20,000.00 $40.00 01/02/11 17:30 GMT
*** Grotto Free Roll 01/09/11 18:30 GMT

Free Roll Prizes

The final event on January 9th, 2011 is the Santa’s Grotto Free Roll Tournament. You will get 500 chips added to your starting stack for every Christmas Cracker tournament that you participate in. The Grotto Free Roll will be giving away a Sony 40” LCD TV and Blu Ray Player to the 1st place, iPad to the 2nd place, Wii Console to the 3rd place, iPod Classic to the 4th place, Sony Portable DVD to the 5th place, Dom Perignon 2000 to the 6th place, Kodak M530 Camera to the 7th place, 48” Round poker table to the 8th place, Sony 2.1 PC Speakers to the 9th place, Radio Controlled BB Firing Tank to the 10th place, and the 11th through 20th places with win a PKR travel chipset.

People Behind PKR.com

The founder and President of PKR.com is Jez San, OBE. San started his first company, Argonaut, at 16 years old and had the hit 3D game StarGlider. His company invented the first 3D accelerator chip that they sold to Nintendo. Co-Founder and COO is Leon Walters, another video game veteran who started out with Sony prior to the launch of the PlayStation and then spent 5 years working for San at Argonaut. Malcolm Graham is the CEO and he joined PKR.com in January of 2006. Graham brings the world of online gaming experience to PKR.com. Graham was managing Director of the Ritz Club London Online which operated an online casino and poker room for the Ritz Brand. Graham was also Chairman of the Alderney Gaming Licensees Forum and Treasurer of the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA) in 2003.

New Team PKR Pro

December 5th, 2010 by Sarah Stewart

PKR Poker is considered by many to be the next generation in online Poker and gaming. The have just signed up a new professional poker player to be a member of their Team PKR. The new member is Sascha ‘locodice’ Walter. Walter is a twenty five year old poker professional from Stuttgart, Germany and PKR Poker is proud to welcome him to their team. Walter started his poker career at PKR in April of 2007. He started out by playing Sit and Go tournaments and doing so he quickly worked his way up throught he different limits of buy in levels. The niche that he soon found was at the cash game tables and you can find him there now if you go to PKR poker and start playing in the $2 – $4 and $3 – $6 No Limit Hold Em. He also regularly plays in the $1 – $2 and £2 – £4 Pot Limit Omaha cash game tables.

Straight From University

Earlier this year Walter finished his degree at a University in Germany and since that time he has been playing on PKR Poker as a full time poker professional. He has a very composed demeanor at the poker tables and this has become his trademark. He combines this composed demeanor with a very steely determination and these two characteristics have served him quite well at the poker tables. To date, Walter has been the most successful Cash Game player from Germany.

When Sascha Walter, who plays at PKR Poker under the screen name of “locodice” signed on with PKR Poker as a member of the Team PKR, he was quoted as saying that “It’s a great honour to be selected as the newest member of Team PKR Prop. I look forward to showcase my skills in live events such as the European Poker Tour event in Berlin and the World Series of Poker representing PKR Poker and the growing German community”.

Away From The Tables

On occasion Sascha Walter takes a little time off from Poker at PKR Poker. When he does take some time off, he can usually be found on the football field or playing video games and partying with his friends. Simon Prodger is the Marketing Director of PKR Poker and, when asked about the signing of Sascha ‘locodice’ Walter as the newest member of the Team PKR Pro team, he was quoted as saying that “It’s fantastic to welcome another member to PKR Team Pro. We have a large German community and we look forward to Sascha representing them at the tables”.

One of the revolutionary new concepts that PKR Poker has brought to the online poker world is the absolutely stunning 3D graphics. PKR Poker has also created a unique, engaging and immersive gaming system. The level of realism that PKR Poker brings to the online poker world in unparalleled and has never before been seen. A combination of some of the top video game and poker industry developers came together to create the most innovative poker room in the world with PKR Poker.

PKR.Com wins EGR Poker Operator of the Year Award

November 26th, 2010 by Joshua Scott

At the 2010 E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony that took place on November 24th in London, PKR.Com won the big prize of Poker Operator of the Year for 2010. This is a very highly sought after award and PKR.Com was up against some pretty stiff competition, like Party Gaming, 888, and William Hill Online. In comments by the Judges, that praised PKR.Com for demonstrating how originality and constant innovation could build a successful business in the face of liquidity challenges. Earlier this year PKR.Com won the IGA version of this award, last January, and that means that PKR.Com is the holder of both major industry awards this year.

Malcolm Graham is the CEO of PKR and he is quoted as saying that “The EGR Awards are very important for the online gaming industry and it is a fantastic achievement for PKR to have won this prestigious award. 2010 has been an astounding year for us and we look forward to adding this title to this year’s portfolio, which also includes the top spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100”.

Over 800 people from the gaming industry attended the E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony that was held on November 24th, 2010 at the Honorable Artillery Company in the heart of London. PKR is headquartered in Camden, London and presently has more than one hundred people working on their staff. PKR.Com was founded in 2004 by Jez San, a serial entrepreneur and has more than 4 million registered users. In addition to this award they have won numerous other industry awards, including the “Hotshot Operator of the Year” award at the 2008 E-Gaming Review Awards, the “Poker Operator of the Year” award at the 2010 International Gaming Award, and the “UK’s Fastest Growing Technology Company” in the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

The concept behind PKR.Com is completely new and quite revolutionary. To develop the PKR.Com software the company hired some of the top talents in the video game and in the poker industries. The software features an amazing three dimensional graphics and is considered by many to be a stunning, uniquely engaging, and immersive gaming system. PKR.Com’s goal is to change the way that Internet Poker is played by presenting a revolutionary new concept. The software uses 3D graphics to create a virtual reality setting for their users to play poker in. The company is located in the Alderney gaming jurisdiction and is UK based. PKR.Com does not accept players from the United States. The site’s software allows the user’s character to be customized. The user can incorporate body language, expressions, and make their character do chip tricks. The Site states that this will allow for poker tells and will make the game more realistic.

In the year 2008, PKR.Com held its first live, in-person poker tournament in London. One hundred and fifty players from a number of different countries participated in the tournament. PKR.Com intends to make this live tournament an annual event.