Luxury Online Poker room Purple Lounge Poker has responded to the explosive growth of interest among women poker players to sponsor professional player and TV presenter Michelle Orpe. Michelle will be the new Face of Purple Lounge and will represent the exclusive operator at some of the highest profile poker tournaments and events in the world.
Unlike some of the girls you see adorning the pages of many online poker rooms, Michelle Orpe is far more than just a pretty face. Although there's no doubting of her stunning looks, Michelle has shown she has what it takes at the poker table, taking part in major events throughout Europe including at the European Poker Tour (EPT). Her poker brain has also been put to good use on air offering insight into poker strategy, on Poker night live and more recently as a key presenter at Sky Poker.
Purple Lounge has been seeing incredible growth in their female membership over the past year, way beyond the industry average. With women flocking to the site from all over the world to play in special women only tournaments or take part in the now legendary 'Battle of the Sexes' a gruelling schedule of online and live tournaments aimed squarely at seeing which gender really has the nuts. Says marketing director Julia Wild "From our launch just 2 years ago Purple lounge has always been a home to a large community of women players and it's something we're extremely proud of. It's natural that we sponsor a female player and we're expecting great things from Michelle Orpe, she's a true professional and we're very lucky to have lured her to Purple Lounge".
The steady growth in online poker is also filtering through to the professional poker tours with fabulous women players like Kathy Liebert, Annie Duke or 19 year old Annette Obrestad, each winning well in excess of 2 million dollars. In this atmosphere Michelle is entering a tough field of players, but given what she's achieved already who would bet against Michelle Orpe or her sponsors Purple Lounge from rising to the challenge.
But thats not the only big change at Purple Lounge Poker and the boys can get involved in this one too. Purple Lounge Poker have taken their award winning VIP offering to a new level today with the launch of the most complete VIP programme in the market place. Combining unrivalled, dedicated personal service with incentives such as membership of 'Quintessentially' the world's foremost concierge and lifestyle service the Purple Lounge VIP programme takes elite service for online gamers to a whole new level.
When it comes to customer service and VIP service in particular, many poker and casino providers fall down in comparison with their traditional offline counterparts. The often breathtaking service enjoyed by Casino whales in Monte Carlo, Macau and Las Vegas has rarely been transferred to the online environment. The new VIP programme at Luxury operator Purple Lounge aims to change that perception and redefine what it means to be a VIP player and what a 'high roller 'can expect from their customer service.
The new Purple Lounge VIP system, takes our VIP players to a whole new level of service, they will have 24hr individual contact, they will enjoy unrivalled promotions, and money can't buy access to events, tickets, tables. Whatever these players need, we will get it for them."
Says Purple Lounge VIP manager Helen: "The new Purple Lounge VIP system, takes our VIP players to a whole new level of service, they will have 24hr individual contact, they will enjoy unrivalled promotions, and money can't buy access to world famous events such as the World Cup or Masters golf tournament If they need a table at the hottest restaurants and clubs or rooms at the world's finest Hotels we can get it for them."
The Purple Lounge VIP programme launches in April 2008 only at Purple Lounge Poker.