Leading online poker room PokerStars.com has announced that its virtual school at PokerStars.net has signed up to be the official sponsor of the all-women High Heels Poker Tour (HHPT).


Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the HHPT was created in 2007 to empower women that had a desire to become world-class poker players. Its next event, a $125 no re-entry poker tournament, will take place in Dania, Florida, at the Dania Jai-Alai from four o'clock in the evening local time.


"PokerStars.net has all the attributes in an online partner that female players crave," said Lauren Failla, Founder of the HHPT.


"An incredible variety of quick and entertaining games that range from low buy-in sit-and-go and cash games to serious tournament play all in an environment where women can learn the game, develop their skills and truly become champions.


‘With champions like Vanessa Rousso, Katja Thater and Vicky Coren, our players will have a whole new set of role models to emulate and challenge online and at the tables."


The sponsorship deal includes support for the HHPT’s growing roster of tournaments including the stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Hollywood, Florida, early next month. In addition, the HHPT will be holding a grand finale $1,000 buy-in ladies event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January.


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