PokerStars named new sponsor of BSOP

06 July 2012

PokerStars announced that has become the new sponsor of the Brazilian Series of poker (BSOP). The tour is composed by 8 live events taking place across Brazil and its previous main sponsor was Full Tilt Poker before it closed operations last year. Now the BSOP becomes part of the PokerStars regional poker tour portfolio as it turns into the main sponsor of the Tour.

This year the Tour started in 26 January in Sao Paulo and continues trough five more cities, Rio de Janeiro in March, Paraná in April, Minas Gerais in June, São Paulo once again in July, Fortaleza in September, Santa Catarina in October, to return to its final event in December again in Sao Paulo

BSOP Chief Executive Igor Trafane said, “The tour will boost Brazilian poker by increasing the skill level of the circuit, with more Brazilian players and possibly foreign players.” 

Andre Akkari, the Brazilian PokerStars Pro described the announcement as “Incredible news” and continued,”it will be great to travel through Brazil to play the amazing BSOP circuit. This is a truly unique opportunity to witness the growth of the poker scene in the country.”


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