Poker and Dating Sites are Lovestruck
October 30, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — Always innovative, the 3D online poker website PKR.com has come up with a marketing scheme aimed at getting singles to the virtual tables. The company has inked a deal with UK dating site Lovestruck.com aimed at bringing singles together in a series of online and face-to-face poker nights, starting this November.
The singles poker nights will kick off with a special poker party for PKR.com and Lovestruck.com members to meet, mingle, and learn to play. The launch bash will be held on Thursday 6 November at The Hoxton Pony in Curtain Road, London.
Entry to the singles poker event is free, with registration through Lovestruck.com. Experienced dealers will be on hand at the live poker event to teach or refresh guests on the art of the game beofre getting down to some really social business. Following the inaugural get together, participants can continue to improve their poker skills and meet others online through a series of weekly singles poker nights at the PKR.com website.
Branded 'Lovestruck Evenings,' the specifically created online singles nights will commence on 17th November at 8pm, with a free to enter tournament, followed by three additional low buy-in tournaments. Players will have to be registered with both PKR and Lovestruck to play and will receive a special password to enter.
In just over two years, PKR has seen 2 million poker players register for its services. The site claims an active online community that has seen several love matches resulting in three known weddings.
PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger says, "Poker is a very social game and we know our players actively chat both in the game and on our forums. We've seen romance bloom on PKR and so partnering with a site like Lovestruck that caters to young, outgoing professionals is perfect for us."