WSOB News

September 25th, 2011

World Series of BackgammonŽ Teams up with bwin.com

WSOB has run some of the richest tournaments ever staged from London to Copenhagen, Prague to Cannes, announced a new initiative with bwin.com to run official WSOB online tournaments exclusively at www.bwin.com/wsob

World Series of BackgammonŽ Teams up with bwin.com

The new WSOB online backgammon season kicks-off with the opportunity to become the 2011 WSOB Champion by winning the new WSOB Online Tour™. The tour will be run as a series of five major online tournament Stops followed by a finale, the WSOB Championship, where the 2011 Champion will be crowned. The Championship will be streamed live at www.worldseriesofbackgammon.com with commentary provided by leading players of the world game.

Twelve players will qualify for the WSOB Championship through the WSOB Race. Race points are accrued for each match won on the tour.

The WSOB Champion will win an official WSOB board worth €2,400 plus the coveted WSOB Gold Cube®

WSOB Online Tour schedule:

Stop 1 – Sunday 30t October h

Stop 2 – Sunday 27th November

Stop 3 – Friday 30th December

Stop 4 – Sunday 29th January

Stop 5 – Sunday 26th February

WSOB Championship – Sunday 4th March

The five Stops all start at 7pm CET with a buy-in of €55 and a 100% prize pool return and will be played exclusively online at www.bwin.com/wsob. The WSOB Championship is limited to the top twelve players in the Race. Weekly €5 sub-qualifiers start on Sunday October 23rd

bwin.com/wsob also offers real money games and matches and uses leading technology endorsed by World Series of Backgammon.

WSOB director Andy Bell commented: “The tournament interface is superb and the site plays beautifully. Players can even create their own avatar. bwin backgammon is already part of a major network that offers players a considerable range of all stakes action with thousands of players, from micro stakes action to €100 a point or match. Being a player myself, I wanted this offer from WSOB to be the very best, offering playability and plenty of action”

A bwin spokesperson commented: “We are delighted to be working with World Series of Backgammon and to exclusively offer our players on bwin.com the chance to become the 2011 WSOB Champion. This is the biggest backgammon challenge of the year.”

 

About World Series of Backgammon

WSOB has run the world’s largest live events from the UK Masters held in London to Cannes, Prague and Copenhagen, partnering with the world’s leading federations from the Danish Backgammon Federation to Japanese Backgammon League and BIBA of the UK. WSOB has produced over 30 hours of broadcast quality coverage of its events which can also runs an online TV channel at www.vimeo.com/channels/wsob

 

About bwin.party
bwin.party digital entertainment plc is the world’s largest listed online gaming company and owns the bwin brand. The company was formed from the merger of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG and PartyGaming Plc on 31 March 2011. Incorporated and licensed and regulated in Gibraltar, the group has over 3,100 employees in offices in Europe, India, Israel and the US and generated total pro forma revenue of €830.1m and pro forma Clean EBITDA of €168.2m in 2010. bwin.party is also licensed in France, Italy and Alderney, and commands leading market positions in each of its four key product verticals: online sports betting, poker, casino and bingo with some of the world’s biggest online gaming brands including www.bwin.com, www.PartyPoker.com, www.PartyCasino.com and www.FoxyBingo.com. At the heart of our business, our proprietary software, online gaming platforms and a strong portfolio of games collectively differentiate our customer offer compared with our competitors.

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For more information please contact Andy Bell of World Series of Backgammon at ab(at)worldseriesdofbackgammon.com