VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Face Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB: IKCC) announced today that it has retained the services of Bonnie Leinhos, effective immediately, who will serve as the Company's Tournament Director.
Mr. Felix Elinson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer stated, "Bonnie joins our team with a whirlwind of demonstrable positive experience in every aspect of Poker and adds tremendous depth to our company. Bonnie has been involved in poker, poker tournaments and has founded, produced and directed numerous tournaments for over 12 years and has achieved great success in all of her previous roles. We welcome Bonnie whose professionalism and intimate knowledge of poker leagues and tournaments is an invaluable addition to our team."
A longtime event producer, Bonnie Damiano's solid track record in event planning, consulting and marketing for the poker industry has earned her the respect of the gaming community. She has been on the cover of Card Player Magazine and the subject of many feature stories. Along with her business degree from the University of Wisconsin, Bonnie has put her 20+ years of event planning experience, and unique marketing strategies to work producing quality tournaments with integrity. She has created numerous major tournaments including the Aruba Poker Classic, Caribbean Poker Classic and the Desert Poker Classic and produced the 4 Queens Poker Classic for four years.
For the past eight years, she has been hosting the Fall Roundup Poker Tournament at the Wildhorse Resort Casino in Pendleton, Oregon. Bonnie also has the distinction of being the only person worldwide to have produced two major promotional events for online gaming: Party Poker Million and Aruba Poker Classic.
She was Assistant Tournament Director for the 2002 and 2003 World Series of Poker and Hall of Fame. She also was the coordinator for two years at the WPPC (World Poker Players Conference) and WPIC (World Poker Industry Conference) in Las Vegas. From live games and cruises to the Internet, Bonnie has kept in sync with poker's evolving marketing potentials. She has been instrumental in the development, implementation and design of affiliate programs and sites for the online gaming industry and was the affiliate manager for ClubUBT.com, a subscription based poker/blackjack site for two years.
With the legality of online poker here in the United States currently in turmoil and with no visibility of change, Game Face Gaming has developed and is currently beta testing its legal non-wagering poker offering. "I am more than excited about joining Game Face and believe that their technology, allowing players to see and talk to one another and each other during game play, is revolutionary, advanced, exciting and will quickly attract millions of disenfranchised poker lovers who are seeking a safe, legal and fun solution," stated Ms. Leinhos.
The Company, which recently announced that it has begun beta testing of its first product offering, seeks to take Internet Gaming to the next level by incorporating proprietary technologies that will provide users with streaming video, audio and messaging capabilities, and by enhancing the user's experience.
Face Up Gaming is a legal non-wagering online gaming platform (www.FaceUpGaming.com). Today, none of the subscription based online gaming sites offer players the ability to see one another and speak live during game play. "We are bringing game night from your living room to the internet and leaving nothing behind," stated Felix Elinson, the Company's CEO.
Game Face Gaming's proprietary platform (www.FaceUpGaming.com) will be used in creating a vast global gaming network consisting of games from every region of the globe, supporting native languages as well as cross language functionality. Logical additions to the platform include global staples in gaming such as Backgammon, Poker, Chess and Checkers and many others.
Once these games make their way onto our platform they will be accessible on almost all devices currently used to access the internet. In addition to popular and well known games that are already being played online by millions of people around the world, Game Face Gaming also plans to launch its own in- house developed games.
Game Face Gaming is committed to responsible game-play and is not a gambling site. "Our goal is to maintain the thrill of online games while keeping it safe for everyone. Our social networking functionality provides the user base with the ability to grow their circle of friends beyond those they physically reach day to day. Our users sit down to play a game and more often than not leave making a connection with a stranger which is then maintained via our social network functionalities," stated Mr. Elinson.
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