Mike Sexton rejoins PartyPoker

Mike Sexton

The Ambassador of Poker is returning to PartyPoker as a host, consultant, ambassador and player for the poker room.

"PartyPoker.com has always had a place in my heart and is special to me. I am delighted to pen a new deal; it means so much to me," said Mike Sexton.

"I am looking forward to representing them in events around the world and meeting the online package winners at the WSOP. I also relish my role as a consultant advising on poker room matters."

Sexton has been a part of PartyPoker in the past, acting as host and bringing his reputation as one of the most respected figures in the game to the poker site.

Sexton is the face and voice of the World Poker Tour as well where he provides commentary along with Vince Van Patten on its televised events. He is also a World Series of Poker bracelet holder and was the 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions winner.

Sexton's accomplishments expand beyond just playing the game and commentating on events. He also advocated corporate involvement with poker to take the game into the mainstream, and he is the cofounder of PokerGives.org, which encourages players to make charitable donations.

"We are truly delighted to renew our association with Mike Sexton. Mike is the 'Ambassador of Poker' and we hope he gets the acknowledgement he deserves and is inducted into the WSOP® Hall of Fame this year," said a spokesman for PartyGaming Plc, owners of PartyPoker.

"Poker wouldn't be as popular as it is today if it wasn't for Mike Sexton."

Part of Sexton's duties with Party Poker will be to represent the online poker site at the 2009 WSOP where he will also act as host in the PartyPoker suite at the Rio during the Main Event.

Sexton will also travel to other live poker events around the world throughout 2009 to represent the site. He'll also have a presence on the poker site nurturing new talent and contributing to the PartyPoker blog.

"The site has changed a lot in recent times, and I am very impressed by the new software and new VIP and loyalty schemes," Sexton said.

For more information about the poker site, visit Party Poker.

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