In a press release published today, Full Tilt Poker announced that members of the Hendon Mob have become representatives of the online poker room, joining a roster of some of the world's best poker pros.
The Hendon Mob is well known on the European poker circuit and is considered a household name across Europe. Between them, the members have earned 37 tournament titles and countless final table appearances. Their combined career earnings total more than $5.3 million. The Hendon Mob includes Joe Beevers, Ram Vaswani, and Ross Boatman.
"Having the Hendon Mob join the Full Tilt Poker family is very exciting for Team Full Tilt and will afford players on the site a unique chance to play and chat with some of the best players and ambassadors in the poker world. We are very pleased!" said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer.
"We are excited and honored to have been chosen by Full Tilt Poker to represent them on the European tournament circuit and beyond. We are long time admirers of the software, the style, and of course the incomparable team of top flight pros who make up Team Full Tilt," said Barny Boatman of the Hendon Mob.
To celebrate their new partnership, Full Tilt Poker is kicking off their new affiliation with the Hendon Mob by giving players the chance to win two free tickets to the 2006 World Cup Finals in the Hendon Mob World Cup Freeroll. In addition to the tickets, winning players will also receive $2,000 in spending money and a custom Full Tilt Poker football jersey to wear at the game.
Full Tilt Poker will be giving away 12 more jerseys to players who make the final table in this tournament or knock out a member of the Hendon Mob.
The Hendon Mob World Cup Freeroll will commence at 12 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, June 17.
Editor's Note: Team Full Tilt is a select group of poker players that represents the online gaming site and plays poker several hours a week in its poker rooms, helping online amateurs improve their game by offering tips through real-time chats at the tables. In total, more than 30 top players are members of the team, including Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Mike Matusow, Huck Seed, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, and John Juanda, among others.