Amsair was today announced as the latest top line sponsor for the forthcoming World Series of Poker Europe to be held next month in London, UK. The deal will make Amsair Executive Aviation the official airline of the tour and will allow Betfair Poker customers exclusive and discounted rates on any of the private jets in the extensive Amsair charter fleet.
Amsair offers corporate and executive private jet charters and through its global alliance programme has access to over five thousand aircraft of all shapes and sizes. Betfair poker players will now be able to travel in style to the numerous poker events worldwide simply by playing on the site. Players who utilize this option will be able to play poker (for fun) on board the planes so that they reach their tournaments relaxed and prepared for what lies ahead.
Philip Cartwright, Amsair Executive Aviation Sales Director commented,
“We are constantly looking at new opportunities and ways to expand the business. The poker community is one of the fastest growing and affluent in the world. It makes sense for our two companies to be aligned and offer our services to the High Rollers at Betfair.”
Bruce Stubbs Head of Betfair Poker commented
“We are delighted to have concluded this deal with Amsair. Betfair Poker are happy to provide a unique experience to our customers and what better way than to arrive at the largest and most prestigious poker event in Europe on an private jet provided by Amsair.”
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Notes to Editors
Betfair Poker was launched in the autumn of 2005 and operates on its own platform. It is the proud online exclusive sponsor for the World Series of Poker Europe event which is now in its second year. Betfair poker sponsors the winner and runner up from last year’s event (Annette Obrestad and John Tabatabai) as well as online poker pro Sorel Mizzi. For more information on the World Series of Poker Europe visit www.wsope2008.com.
Betfair has become the world’s biggest online betting community since successfully pioneering its betting exchange concept in June 2000. Driven by cutting-edge technology, Betfair enables customers to choose their own odds and bet against each other, even after the event has started. The company now processes 5 million transactions a day, more than all of the European stock exchanges combined.
Betfair remains one of the only betting company to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, being recognized for Innovation in 2003 and most recently for International Trade earlier this year.
Betfair currently employs over 1,200 people, principally in Hammersmith, Stevenage, Malta and Tasmania and the company is a licensed betting operator in the UK, and also operates under licenses in Australia, Austria, Italy and Malta.