Party with Maria Ho and Sam Abernathy Saturday in Las Vegas


Maria Ho and Sam Abernathy are ready to help launch Rivals of Poker with a Las Vegas party and want you to join them!

You’ve arrived in Las Vegas, ready to play the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event sometime over the next three days but before that, you wanna get a little bit of Las Vegas in.

Well, Rivals of Poker – the newest social poker product, are hosting a launch party Saturday night with Maria Ho and Sam Abernathy serving as hosts. The party, being held at the Downtown Grand Casino Citrus Pool Deck, gets underway at 8 PM and you’re invited!

Rivals of Poker, produced by Nobot Games, is a free-to-play app currently available in the iTunes store for download. The game combines some of the best aspects of online poker, social gaming and esports.

“Poker hasn’t had much product innovation in recent years,” said Ray Ting, co-founder of Rivals of Poker. “Our Rivals of Poker game fosters competitive communities and rewards them for their participation. So it’s only natural to bring the poker community together for an event like this as we officially launch the product.”

Instead of being a standard online poker experience where the only rewards are more chips, Rivals of Poker has developed what they’re calling the first poker game that rewards and rates players based on their skill.

Playing the game allows players to earn real life rewards including Amazon gift cards, XBox gift cards as well as land-based casino rewards including free hotel stays. The game is being heralded as a perfect merger between poker, social gaming and the booming world of esports.

“As Downtown Grand grows our esports and tech sector presence, we’re positioned to host the best launch events in Las Vegas,” said Max Curtis, Esports Director at Downtown Grand. “Rivals of Poker is taking a fresh approach to a traditional gaming product, which fits perfectly with our evolving vision of our venue’s position in the Las Vegas community.”

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