This is a discussion on Poker sponsors within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Anyone have experience about poker tournaments and sponsors? Im interested about live tournaments and how to get sponsors and are there some rules for sponsoring.
Anyone have experience about poker tournaments and sponsors? Im interested about live tournaments and how to get sponsors and are there some rules for sponsoring.
If you have personal experience about tournaments and sponsors, let me/us know, share your details and knowledge in this thread, tell your story, im happy to hear it
20th April 2013, 3:10 PM
Online Poker at: ACR/BCP
Game: NL Holdem
You need to be a proven and successful winner before anyone would approach you about sponsoring you. And even then you also need to be a professional poker player.
Unless you know someone personally who is interested it is just going to happen.
I know many successful professional players who don't have sponsors. They are looking for people who will get their brand out there in a big way.
Once in a blue moon you might run across an unknown player who is sponsored by a company - in every case they have some kind of connection to them.
20th April 2013, 7:20 PM
Poker at: Lock Poker
Yeah Dakota is right, While I was at the WSOP circuit here in N.C , We had multiple conversations at the tables about this.. And we came to the conclusion, that most of the time if someone is being sponsored, they have already won and are famous enough for people to know that they are good.. and at the same time, sometimes casino's are looking for house pro's who will play for the house, and return a percentage if they win... They are rare, but they are out there.. and they are really good.. You just have to keep your fingers crossed and eyes peeled... maybe wear some logo's of stuff without being sponosored yet, then they may approach you at the table....
Speaking of which im off to the casino now.. good luck
21st April 2013, 1:55 PM
Online Poker at: partypoker
re: Poker & Poker sponsors
Thanks for answers so far. This pretty much same what I thought. I searched world poker tours internet site and there are some rules about sponsoring, exsample in this page (file what need to load first and view then): http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared..._Montreal.aspx
Someone in that tournament or going to join?
Would be awesome to be in that tournament and win it, there are already 1,173 persons registered and prize pool looks pretty good, so far $3,387,930.
26th April 2013, 3:46 PM
dead homie 
Poker at: carbon
i hate pros who have sponsors. play every tournament for free, no worries about losing lots of money. what a life. and were all impressed when they do good.