Matchroom Sport is the world's largest producer and distributor of televised poker, creating more than 200 hours of original content every year.
It all began on the Isle of Man in 2000 with the launch of the inaugural Poker Million event that boasted a record first prize £1 million and saw the game’s biggest names flocking to compete. Today, FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million is in its ninth year and remains one the world's most prestigious tournaments.
Since then Matchroom Poker have continued to produce groundbreaking events and shows such as the World, European and UK Opens which are now in their fifth seasons.
As the poker market has continued to grow, so too has Matchroom's portfolio of events. The PartyPoker.com Premier League is TV poker's highest buy in tournament, with a league format that features 12 of the biggest personalities in the sport.
The PartyPoker.com Big Game is a raw 48 hour cash game that this season incorporated player walk- ins and live evictions. 2009 saw the introduction of two new properties. The first was the FullTiltPoker.com Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge, where young poker sensation Tom "Durrrr' Dwan faced off in million dollar heads-up matches that made the poker world stand still.
The PKR Heads Up Grand Slam became Europe's most prestigious one against one tournament, with a knock-out style format featuring the world's biggest names including Tony G, Devilfish, Tom Dwan, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly and Peter Eastgate.
Away from the screens, Matchroom Poker continued to break new ground with the launch of The Poker Show with Jesse May, a weekly radio podcast which has become the hub of online poker entertainment. At the recent European Poker Awards 2010 in Paris this was cited as one of the key influences in Matchroom Sport’s victory in the Innovation for Poker category.
Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports have extended their partnership to offer viewers an unrivalled choice of fights and fighters, with 20 shows a season for two further years.
The agreement,... October 04 2013
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888 Holdings PLC (888.L) and Matchroom Sport have entered into a Title sponsorship agreement between 888casino and snooker’s biggest new tournament, the Champion of Champions.
The 888casino Champion of Champions will... June 25 2013
Snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament, The Masters, will be back at Alexandra Palace in London next January, and tickets are on sale now.
The event brings together the sport’s elite players,... May 22 2013
MATCHROOM SPORT is delighted to announce an exciting new five year agreement with Sky Sports to bring a variety of outstanding events to the world’s premier sports channel.
Commencing this... April 05 2013
World Snooker is delighted to announce Betfair as the new title sponsor of the sport’s biggest tournament, the World Championship.
The Betfair World Championship will run from April 20 to May... March 25 2013
Sky Sports will take its partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation into a 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.
The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days... March 07 2013
Motocaddy has been unveiled as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ brand of the PGA EuroPro Tour for an eighth consecutive year, supporting a professional circuit that has produced Major winners including... February 05 2013