We are big fans of the Dusk Till Dawn here at UK & Ireland PokerNews and it appears that we will be seeing much more of them in the coming weeks, months and years thanks to it signing a deal with partypoker that aims to stimulate UK wide growth in grassroots poker.
Under the new deal, Dusk Till Dawn's (DTD) online poker arm, currently hosted on the iPoker Network, will cease to exist, with all of DTD's online satellites and online tournaments moving to a dedicated DTD tab within the partypoker software.
At the Nottingham-based DTD club, partypoker branding is to be introduced and there are plans in pace to promote poker across the United Kingdom with a series of special live and online events.
Speaking of the deal, DTD owner Rob Yong said:
“I am very excited about this agreement, over the last seven years, with the support from our loyal members and the UK poker community, DTD has grown into the leading live poker brand in the UK. partypoker is one of the best known online poker rooms in the world and are fully committed to the UK market, sharing our ideology of working with the UK poker community to provide a level playing field and a healthy long-term poker ecology, this presents a massive opportunity to re-energise the UK poker scene.”
News of the deal spread quickly on social media and forums, particularly the Blonde Poker forum and the reception has been nothing but positive from all parties with many DTD customers excited to have access to the partypoker software and mobile applications.
According to posts made on various platforms by Simon Trumper, the live poker director at DTD, the upcoming Sky Poker UK Poker Championships and £1,000,000 guaranteed UKIPT Nottingham Main Event will still go ahead as planned despite both events being sponsored by rivals of partypoker.
Players who use DTD's iPoker-based online poker site are urged to withdraw any funds before February 19 because the site will be unavailable after this date. If they do not withdraw manually, funds will be forced back to the last method used to fund them.
Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews as we delve deeper into this deal and see what both partypoker and DTD have in store for the UK's poker community.