Well-known high-stakes professional poker player Isaac Haxton is taking his talents to the partypoker brand.
Haxton and the online poker site mutually announced that Haxton would be joining the partypoker team of ambassadors that currency includes the likes of fellow high-stake tournament grinders Jason Koon, Sam Trickett, Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard and Fedor Holz.
“I am very excited to be joining the partypoker team,” Haxton said. “I’ve been very impressed with their growth over the last year or so. From expanding their online cash game and tournament offerings, to improving their software, and most of all rolling out their ambitions and innovative live events program, their commitment to growing the game and providing a great product for their players has been clear.”
Part of the growth to which Haxton refers to is the expansion of the partypoker MILLIONS brand. The MILLIONS live tournament series is expanding in 2018. Offering six events in the calendar year, all of which carry a minimum of a $5 million guaranteed prize pool. The MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona in early April 2018 promises no less than $11.7 million.
The jump to partypoker makes Haxton on of the few pros who have been able to switch brands as an ambassador. A former Team PokerStars Online Pro, Haxton joined PokerStars in 2012 only to leave in 2016 as part of a protest to the controversial sweeping changes the online giant made to its VIP program. Now, just over two years since he left PokerStars, Haxton begins a new sponsorship journey with partypoker.
“We are delighted that Isaac is joining us at partypoker,” Tom Waters, Managing Director for partypoker said. “Isaac’s profile and experience makes him a perfect ambassador for the company. Over the years he has also demonstrated a real commitment to principles and will play a key role in helping us meet and exceed player expectations. We are in the process of building a poker site for the players and Isaac will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals.”
Haxton’s role is said to be that of a liaison between the players and the company. He will be helping to keep the lines of communications open while bringing his own voice to helping partypoker meet the needs of the players.
As one of the most respected online and live players in the game, Haxton’s experience speaks for itself. He has accumulated over $15 million in live tournament earnings and currently sits ranked as #21 on the Hendon Mob All-Time Money List.
Haxton will be joining his fellow ambassadors in wearing the partypoker patch during live appearances including the remaining events of Season One as well as Season Two of the partypoker MILLIONS live events.