Koon Will Also Serve on Partypoker's Player Panel

Published on October 6th, 2017 7:02 pm EST

The King is sitting at his office and reading the newspaper.  Happy about the news.Partypoker announced earlier this week that they have signed poker pro Jason Koon to a sponsorship deal. As part of the deal, Koon will wear the Partypoker patch at live tournaments across the world and serve on the Partypoker player panel.

Jason Koon is a well-respected member of the poker world, which makes this a very good signing for Partypoker. Koon has just over $10 million in total live tournament cashes over the course of his career, with his largest cash ($1,650,300) coming in the Super High Roller event at the 2017 PCA. Koon is one of the top high buy-in tournament players in the world, and his signing gives even more legitimacy to the Partypoker brand.

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Partypoker has taken a number of steps to increase their online poker market share over the past year or so.

To start, Partypoker now has a stable of pros that includes the likes of Koon, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett and Dzmitry Urbanovich, just to name a few.

Also, Partypoker has shone a spotlight on their high buy-in cash games by inviting the likes of Viktor Blom to play on their site. Over the past couple of months, there have been a number of high profile cash games which have included the likes of Blom, Tony G, Fedor Holz and others. While Pokerstars has minimized their emphasis on higher stakes cash games, Partypoker has gone in the opposite direction.

Most importantly, Partypoker has implemented several player-friendly initiatives to draw players away from the likes of Pokerstars, including "Partypoker Cashback" and the recently concluded "Powerfest" series. Partypoker definitely seems to be listening to the poker-playing public right now, and they seem serious about filling some of the gaps that Pokerstars has left open over the past couple of years. Pokerstars seems intent on wringing as much money out of its players as possible now, while sites like Partypoker are trying to gain the goodwill of the public.

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As we've said on this site before, competition is a very good thing. A strong competitor to Pokerstars would benefit all players, which is why it is so good to see Partypoker's recent moves gain traction in the market. Sure, Partypoker has a great deal of distance to make up on Pokerstars, though the early results have been encouraging.

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