Ultimate Poker and the UFC are finding a symbiotic relationship from being under the same “Ultimate” banner and now mixed martial arts promotion Bellator is looking to get in the poker game as well.
Officials for both Bellator and, the as-of-yet unlaunched free-to-play poker site, Attack Poker have announced a multi-year promotional deal. It will include ticket giveaways, “The Attack of the Night” segment during Bellator’s Spike TV broadcasts and Attack Poker signage in the cage. In fact they are already giving tickets away to the next “Rampage” Jackson fight.
While Attack doesn’t yet have live tables, they do have live pros. “Team Attack Poker” consists of a few well-travelled poker vets including the popular Eli Elezra, sandwich stealing Luke 'fullflush1' Schwartz and 7-time WSOP bracelet winner Billy Baxter.
“There will be a seamless integration between Bellator and Attack Poker that will be present from the moment we kick off our monumental Season 10 February 28th live on Spike TV.” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Attack Poker calls themselves the “first innovative multiplayer online poker game utilizing the latest cost effective, cross-platform gaming technology capable of 2-D and 3-D game play.”
With that technology the company is hinting at player interaction with “Team Attack” while playing. The launch of the partnership, and the platform, is expected to take place at the kickoff of Bellator Season 10 from Mohegan Sun Casino on Spike TV.
You can catch all the action on Friday, February 28th.