Partypoker, in yet another brilliant move to grow its ambassadors and professional players around the world, signs the Irish legend Padraig Parkinson as its brand ambassador and as the new face of partypoker in Ireland.
Born in Galway, Ireland, Padraig Parkinson is one of the most popular personalities and is widely known for entertaining the masses with his sharp wit and his sense of humor and with many stories from his poker exploits around the world.
Aside from all this, Parkinson is a very brilliant poker player who has won nearly $ 1.8 Billion in live tournaments. Parkinson is also very good at cash games and in particular, the pot-limit Omaha.
Of the many notable achievements of Padraig Parkinson, some are
- The Grand winner of the series 5 of late night poker
- Finished third in the world series of poker in 1999
- Has been voted in to the Irish Hall of Fame
- Winner of WPT PLO in 2013 in Paris for $ 77,000
- Winner of UKPIT Galway inaugural main event for €103,500
- Captaining the Ireland team to victory in the Europe’s Poker Nations Cup
As one of his first duties after becoming the brand ambassador of partypoker in Ireland, Parkinson will fly the Partypoker flag at the Grand Prix Cork which is a €300 + €40 buy in event that will be held from February 23rd to 26th at the Macau Sporting Club in Cork, Ireland.
Irish Open 2016
In addition to this, Parkinson will play at the Northern Cup on January 21st at the Green Isle Hotel.
Following this, Parkinson will head to Dusk Till Dawn and participate in the partypoker’s MILLIONS event where the eventual champion is set to walk away with a guaranteed £ 1 million. Parkinson will return to Ireland after this and is set to tour the Irish poker circuit for the remainder of 2017.
Speaking about joining Partypoker and becoming the brand ambassador for Ireland, Parkinson said
I am proud to join the partypoker team of ambassadors and am extremely excited about the live opportunities that partypoker LIVE will bring to Ireland in 2017. With the support of partypoker I look forward to continuing my work to grow the Irish poker community.
Padraig Parkinson is set to join Patrick Leonard, Sam Trickett, Beata Jambrik, Natalia Breviglieri, Tony Dunst, Roberto Romanello, Jackie Glazier, Mike Sexton, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Joao Simao, Carl Froch and Boris Becker to sport the partypoker patch.