SOURCE: Poker Pros Network

Poker Pros Network

April 18, 2011 12:29 ET

Poker Pros Network Signs WSOP 2006 World Champion Poker Player Jamie Gold

Celebrity Poker Philanthropist Jamie Gold Agrees to Lead Poker Pros Network Team, a Secure Online Poker Community Where One Can Safely Play From Anywhere in the World

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - World Series of Poker® champion and celebrity poker philanthropist Jamie Gold has signed a multi-year contract with PPNpoker.com -- Flagship poker room of the Poker Pros Network.

"I have finally found a site I trust that accepts and supports both international and U.S. players," says Gold. "It has been years since I have been confident enough to play online and I'm very excited to finally have a home. I love the competition, from the smallest one dollar game to the highest stakes games, and welcome each and every poker player to the safest and most secure site -- PPNpoker.com."

PPNpoker.com CEO Chuck Kidd is also excited about the opportunity. "We've been careful and patient in waiting for the right person to captain our team of professional poker players. Now that our leader is on board we are strategically planning the next group of professionals that will include high profile celebrity friends of Gold. I believe we have an elite group of Pros that will attract players for every corner of the globe."

Other members of the team include Poker Hall of Famer TJ Cloutier, Young Phan, 2010 Belgian POY Kevin "Civell" Vandersmissen, professional bowlers Jason Belmonte and Robert Smith, Actor Yancey Arias and Actress Jennifer Elise Cox, and other poker stars such as Stefan Mattsson, Josh Brikis, Jonathan "driverseati" Tamayo, Vincent "Diamond 8" Gabel, Michael "swisstard" Scheurpf, Chris "Fox" Wallace and many more.

In regards to signing Gold, Kidd adds, "As an ambassador for the poker world he is unparalleled in his commitment to charitable causes. We are proud to be a part of this effort as we share in his belief that poker can be a catalyst for many positive changes in the world. He has used his winnings to help others, and we plan to support him as much as possible."

Gold's extensive charitable efforts include hosting poker events for groups such as the Global Creative Forum, a nonprofit that works to affect major change around the world. Since 2006, Gold has co-hosted, emceed, and attended nearly 100 events, helping to raise more than 150 million dollars for charities, including the MDA/ALS Division, Montel Williams MS Foundation, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

"I'm really proud of the example we, as a poker community, are setting," stated Gold. "Professional poker players, celebrities, athletes, and captains of industry have worked tirelessly and participated honorably in support of charitable gaming events to impact important world causes. I've been fortunate enough to be able to give back. But it's only the tip of the iceberg. PPN and I plan to leave our mark, not just on poker, but on the world."

"We are dedicated to making our pros available to our customers at all stake levels," states owner Chuck Kidd. "It's going to be a lot of fun to play in our bounties and WSOP qualifiers with all the pros readily available to our players."

About PPNpoker.com
The theme of PPN is "Where the PROS come to play you." The PPNpoker pro team is accessible at all levels of play. Anyone can challenge a professional to a heads up game for $2 or $2,000. It is a poker community where you will find the Pro Team members including Gold in a chat room talking all-things-poker. PPNpoker.com accepts players from all over the world and offers all major forms of depositing options, including credit cards. All funds are secured with a licensed offshore Financial Services company.

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