NLOP Launches Free Online Site
The NLOP poker contest is powered by Poker Creations, a leading provider of promotional poker tournaments and a wholly owned subsidiary of NLOP, Inc. The Poker Creations division will handle all game management and logistics. Poker Creations just completed operating a nationwide online promotion sponsored by Miller Beer. During the 8-week promotion over $100,000 in prizes were awarded in the Milwaukee's Best Light "Best Me" promotion.
According to a recent NY Times article over 65M Americans play Poker. In fact Poker has become America's #1 leisure game, with more participants than golf and tennis combined. But, the majority of online poker adoption has been through offshore or remote site operators like Party Poker, Poker Stars, and Paradise Poker, as domestically based online poker rooms would violate current US law.
"We feel there is huge audience of Americans looking for legal alternatives to offshore sites", explained Alan Miller founder of NLOP. "While offshore sites claim to offer 'free' poker, most also offer little to win. With NLOP, people can win huge prizes, and because we limit the amount of points they get to play with each day-the NLOP poker experience is more realistic than other free sites".
"Poker has exploded on TV", commented Miller, "but US advertisers and sponsors have not been able to connect with the online poker audience". "There has been substantial precedent set for media and brand properties to stay far away from these offshore operators, NLOP provides advertisers and sponsors the opportunity to connect with the burgeoning poker demographic in a US-legal and fun fashion".
Consumers can sign up and play at http://www.nlop.com and compete for seats at the World Series of Poker. One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat at the 2006 World Series of Poker. Five other seats plus cash and prizes will also be awarded during the Spring Series promotion.