May 31, 2012 06:23 ET Announces Team Pros for 2012 World Series of Poker

Sam Trickett, JP Kelly, Roberto Romanello, Matt Perrins, James Akenhead And Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates Among 10-Strong Team To Represent Betting Exchange in Las Vegas

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - With the World Series of Poker 2012 underway is pleased to announce its roster of team pros who will officially represent the company at this year's WSOP.

Boasting close to $20 million in live tournament earnings Matchbook's poker team is made up of some of the biggest stars in the game.

European Player of the Year Sam Trickett will be amongst the team at this year's Series and is eagerly anticipating his entry into the Big One for One Drop tournament, the world's largest ever poker tournament with a staggering $1 million buy in.

Roberto Romanello, who recently scooped two European Poker Tour awards, is also among the impressive line-up which features two-time bracelet winner JP Kelly, last year's bracelet winner Matt Perrins, former WSOP final tablist James Akenhead and last year's final table bubble boy John Hewitt.

Also on the team are well-known Brits, Martins Adeniya and Ben Vinson. Jarred Solomon is the lone South African with Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates the sole American player.

Despite not having any high profile live tournament honours to his name Cates is largely regarded as one of the best online no-limit hold'em players in the world and is keen to make his mark in this year's WSOP.

Josh Green, Matchbook's marketing manager commented: "Although Matchbook doesn't have a poker product we are striving to become the number one destination for all poker betting and have just put up some markets for this year's WSOP which cover bracelet bets and special match ups for the One Drop tournament. The volume and liquidity we are taking for these bets is unrivalled."

Sam Trickett added: "It was an easy choice partnering with Matchbook for the WSOP. Not only are all the players extremely talented but the majority of the team are also very good friends. It's a unique environment to have as a poker team but provides us all with added support. I'm sure we are all going to have a fun and profitable summer together.'

Matchbooks Team Pro's can be followed at, a newly launched sports content site that will be going live on June 1, 2012 providing blogs and updates from all the players at this year's WSOP and beyond.

Matchbook's WSOP betting markets can be found at

About is a betting exchange which has been in operation since 2004. In early 2011, Matchbook came under new ownership which brought financial backing and human resources which has given it the ability to realize its phenomenal global potential. Matchbook's liquid markets and low commissions offer all punters a competitive advantage over betting with a regular bookmaker or other betting exchange alternatives. is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

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