PokerStars sponsors High Heels Poker Tour

Vanessa Rousso

PokerStars loves the ladies.

The world's largest poker site has signed on board as the official sponsor of the all-women High Heels Poker Tour (HHPT).

Founded in 2007, the HHPT was created to empower women who had the desire to become champions in the growing world of poker.

Since then the tour has crowned countless winners and helped stimulate even more expansion in women's poker.

The PokerStars sponsorship should only help its cause.

"PokerStars has all the attributes in an online partner that female players crave: an incredible variety of quick, entertaining games that range from low buy-in sit and goes and cash games to serious tournament play, all in an environment where women can learn the game, develop their skills and truly become champions," said Lauren Failla, founder of the HHPT.

"With champions like Vanessa Rousso, Katja Thater and Vicky Coren, our players will have a whole new set of role models to emulate and challenge, online and at the tables."

The PokerStars sponsorship will include support for the HHPT's growing roster of tournaments, which begin this month with a stop at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. After New York the tour heads to Florida for events in Dania, Hollywood and Tampa.

This year the HHPT will be offering a grand finale $1,000 buy-in ladies event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January 2010.

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