Evander Holyfield is the Real Deal at Poker in the Park 2010

RealDealPoker.com to pack heavyweight punch at Europe’s biggest free poker festival

22 July 2010 (London, UK) – Five-time heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield, will be proving that he really is the “Real Deal” at this year’s Poker in the Park in London’s Leicester Square on 2-3 September 2010.

The current WBF Heavyweight Champion of the world will be appearing at Europe’s biggest free poker festival on behalf of RealDealPoker.com, who will be exhibiting its patented technology Cut N’ Shuffle and Game Check.

After defeating South Africa boxer, Francois Botha, in Las Vegas in April to claim the (WBF) world heavyweight title for the fifth time, boxing legend Evander Holyfield laced up his gloves for a different kind of fight – the fight for fair play – joining the RealDealPoker.com corner to promote the use of its patented Cut N’ Shuffle technology in providing more realistic game play.

The boxing great has stated his intention to step into the ring with either of the Klitschko brothers in an attempt to consolidate his WBF crown with the IBF, IBO, WBO and Ring Magazine titles held by younger brother Wladimir, and the WBC belt held by the elder brother, Vitali. A daunting task for Holyfield in the ring, but perhaps not as daunting as a ring game with some of the legends of the poker world that will be sharing the stage with the heavyweight champ in London.

Poker enthusiasts will also get the chance to go toe-to-toe against Holyfield as RealDealPoker.com unveils a series of events that will give players the chance to “Beat the Champ” heads-up at Poker in the Park. Players can work their way through online qualifying rounds from the Lightweight division, right the way through to the Heavyweight final where the winner will go through to a live showdown with “The Real Deal” on 2 September in Leicester Square.

The fourth annual Poker in the Park offers poker enthusiasts two days of ‘everything poker’ with marquees hosted by the biggest names in the game. Set over two days, the free festival offers entertainment and hospitality to 20,000 poker enthusiasts including poker lectures, poker tuition, league poker events, and of course, the chance to meet some of the biggest names in poker, and world sport.

Poker in the Park 2010 forms part of the inaugural London Poker Festival, which runs from August 28 to September 28, and comprises over seventy poker-related events.


For more information contact:
Jodie Thind
Lyceum Media
+44 (0) 208 123 7184

About RealDealPoker.com Cut N’ Shuffle Technology
RealDealPoker.com’s unique automated shuffling system allows players to see actual cards being shuffled and dealt. Verified and compliant with the strict requirements of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, the poker room’s patented Cut N’ Shuffle system was designed to deter or eliminate the use of bots. It scrambles, shuffles, and deals real decks of cards, digitizes the results, and then translates them to its online poker table games. In addition, the revolutionary system gives online poker players a “cut function” and “burn cards”. It also produces fully audited hand data through its Game Check function.

About Poker in the Park
2010 will mark the fourth anniversary of Poker in the Park. Held 2-3 September in Leicester Square, the event draws 20,000 poker enthusiasts to participate in fun, free poker tournaments and enhance their poker skills through free poker lectures taught by the biggest pros in Europe.

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