LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HogWild Poker (www.hogwildpoker.com) today announced the signing of Jeremy Ausmus to a World Series of Poker Main Event sponsorship deal.
To celebrate the signing, Ausmus will play a promotional game on the HogWild platform this Wednesday, October 24 at 9pm ET. The winner of this free-to-enter event will receive a trip to Las Vegas to watch the World Series of Poker final table play out live. There will be additional cash prizes, including a $100 bounty for knocking out Ausmus.
"We couldn't be more excited to have a player of Jeremy's caliber representing us at the Main Event final table," said Jeff Amrein, CEO of HogWild Poker. "He perfectly fits what our brand is all about—he's a competitive guy who loves and respects the game of poker."
October Niner Ausmus agrees, "HogWild Poker is by far the most competitive free-to-play site out there. I look forward to getting to know the community and finding some good games to play."
Jeremy Ausmus, 33, is a professional poker player originally from Colorado. He cashed a total of nine times at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Including his Main Event performance, he has over $1M in career earnings. He is married and a father of two children. Ausmus is represented by seasoned industry veteran Lisa Tenner.
HogWildPoker.com offers free and legal online poker in an unusually competitive and friendly environment. Since 2009, HogWild Poker has been creating unique ways for enthusiasts to play in or establish their own leagues—and build friendships—or rivalries--along the way.
HogWild Poker recently launched a staking program that gives top players a chance to win live buy-ins at casinos of their choice. The program affords aspiring poker pros their first entry as a professional player with fees paid by HogWild Poker.
HogWildPoker.com is the original online poker league community. Conceived initially as a way to allow players to gather their friends for fun virtual and conversational home games, the site has expanded to become the premiere provider of player-created leagues. Anyone can now play in a league, or start a private or open league at no cost. League administrators establish the parameters and HogWild Poker does the rest, including points totals and leaderboards. Unique features include voicechat, Prop Bets and players' hole cards lighting up when viewed. HogWild Poker also holds regular freerolls and promotions that give players a chance to win live buy-ins, and allows leagues to compete against each other cash prizes. HogWild Poker Leagues is designed to encourage high-quality play and social interaction between players. To get staked, play in a league or create your own league for free, go to HogWildPokerLeagues.com. You can also "like" HogWildPoker.com at http://www.facebook.com/hogwildpokerleagues or follow HogWild Poker http://twitter.com/HogWildPoker.
SOURCE HogWild Poker