PokerGO®, the world’s largest poker content company, today announced a partnership with Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top five retail mortgage lenders, that sees Guaranteed Rate become the presenting sponsor of the PokerGO Tour™.
“Guaranteed Rate is proud to partner with the PokerGO Tour featuring some of the best poker players in the world,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat. “And having the Player of the Year’s name engraved on the Guaranteed Rate Cup will be an incredible way to connect our brand to a game so many millions around the world play and love.”
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Guaranteed Rate not only to the PokerGO family, but also to the entire poker community,” said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO. “The PokerGO Tour aims to showcase the game’s biggest talent competing in the most exclusive events, and the partnership with Guaranteed Rate represents a joint commitment to both raise exposure and provide new opportunities for the game.”
Currently in its inaugural season, the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate strives to celebrate the game’s elite professional players as they compete within a ranking system similar to the world’s most renowned professional sports. The PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate features the industry’s most high-profile poker tournaments with buy-ins of $10,000 or greater and includes more than 100 tournaments across the globe. Among the tour’s most prestigious offerings are PokerGO’s owned and operated brands such as the Poker Masters, U.S. Poker Open, PokerGO Cup and ultra high-stakes Super High Roller Bowl.
Through July 2021, the inaugural season of the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate awarded more than $50 million in prize money from more than 3,700 total entries. Conservative estimates project those figures to quadruple over the remainder of 2021.
The top performer as ranked by the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard will earn the Player of the Year title and be awarded a $200,000 prize. The winner will also have their name etched on the Guaranteed Rate Cup. Additional cash prizes of $100,000 and $50,000 will go to the players finishing in second and third place, respectively. Leaderboard points are earned based on finishing position in qualifying events. More details on the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate can be found at PokerGOnews.com.
The deal between PokerGO and Guaranteed Rate was negotiated by Aggregate Sports.