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Epic Poker League Teams Up with Getty Images
Federated Sports + Gaming has announced a new partnership between the Epic Poker League and stock multi-media giant Getty Images.
Getty is the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multi-media products and will photographing all the action from the EPL’s first season of live, televised events.
This is the first time that Getty has worked at a live poker event, and since Epic has referred to the partnership as “exclusive” it may be Getty’s only foray into the poker world in the foreseeable future.
“Many leading sports leagues are in partnership with Getty Images and now Epic Poker is part of its best-in-class portfolio,” said Katherine Kowal, vice president of programming and league operations for Federated Sports + Gaming.
Indeed, the partnership continues to indicate Epic Poker’s desire to bring poker farther into mainstream sports culture.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Epic Poker League,” said Peter Orlowsky, vice president of business development at Getty Images.
“This new professional poker league features the best live tournament players in the world and our photographers will be capturing all the excitement and drama at Palms Casino Resort,” he added.
Getty attended the first EPL event in Las Vegas last month and will cover at least the remainder of this season, resuming next with Epic’s upcoming event on September 6.
The Epic Poker League Inaugural Season at Palms Casino Resort includes four rake-free $20,000 Main Events, each with $400,000 in added money, and a $1,000,000 freeroll Championship Event for the top 27 players in the League.
The four professional league main events will feature different formats of No-Limit Texas Hold’em, including six-handed play, a heads-up tournament with an innovative seeding structure and a special multi-format tournament to round out the season.
Each event week will include a Pro-Am event, a charity tournament, and a $20,000 buy-in rake-free main event.