PokerStars and FOX are teaming up once again after announcing a deal which will see the PokerStars.net software used for a play-money site on FOXSports.com. The software will be available to players on FOXSports.com for play-money only and there will also be poker rules, poker strategy, and poker tournament results available for users.
The new section on FOXSports.com will be looking to overtake ESPN.com as the ‘go-to’ sports media site for poker and with over 26 million users they should have no problem achieving this, especially now that they will be using the PokerStars.net software making play-money poker available easily.
Jim Bernard who is the Vice President of Gaming at FOX Sports Interactive had this to say: “FOX Sports is thrilled to team up with PokerStars.net. Poker enthusiasts are some of the most fanatical and engaged sports fans on the web today. We look forward to delivering the poker experience to our 26 million users.”
Meanwhile Joe Versaci who is the PokerStars.net North America Regional Marketing Director said: “FOXSports.com is one of the most popular online destinations in the world, with thriving sports, gaming, and poker arenas that host the best live and editorial content on thousands of sporting and gaming events every week. This tie-in will see FOXSports.com and PokerStars.net combine the best live and editorial content with the web’s best online poker games.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that PokerStars and FOX have teamed up – and in the past they have been very successful. They have teamed up for poker television shows PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge and the PokerStars Big Game which Team PokerStars Pro’s such as Daniel Negreanu participate in.