Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has joined the partypoker as a brand ambassador after a few days of breaking professional ties with PokerStars. This is the second poker pro, in this year after Isaac Haxton to end ties with PokerStars and join partypoker. Elky has taken up his role very seriously, already. All the week, he was found sporting his orange and white patch at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona.

I am extremely enthusiastic about joining partypoker to actively support their efforts to bring back the ‘Poker First’ mentality, live and online,” he said. “Our goal is to provide players and fans with an experience they deserve worldwide. Partypoker will be aiming to bring their ambition, expertise and a successful model to the .eu market with some big announcements coming soon.”

partypoker To Launch Shared Liquidity Party

It seems that the decision to associate ElkY to the brand has been taken at the correct time, ElkY being the #1 player in France. In a recent press release, partypoker announced that partypoker.eu will launch with a shared pool later this month, so players on partypoker.es and partpoker.fr will soon be battling it out on the virtual felt.

Recently, the French gaming authority ARJEL issued two new licenses for cross-border shared liquidity, one to a subsidiary of GVC’s bwinB.E.S SAS — and the other to French horse-racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain(PMU), as reported by Poker Industry PRO. Apart from horse-racing, PMU offers a poker skin on partypoker’s French network, sharing pools between GVC’s bwin.FR and partypoker.FR.

These licenses will now let the brand to open a shared network between their active sites in France and Spain. The only hindrance that remains is the outdated software in Spain. But partypoker has already announced in their Friday press release that the site will undergo required upgradation for the launch.

Partypoker has also assured to make the necessary software improvements over the summer months to provide their French and Spanish users with better experience. Also, the sites would get a new MTT schedule and a revamped MTT festival calendar.

ElkY’s role will also include assistance in the partypoker.eu launch and building up a bridge between the players and the site.

About ElkY’s association, partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said, ” We are delighted that ElkY is joining us at partypoker,” he said. “ElkY has a fantastic profile and has great experience both in France and across the world and this makes him a perfect ambassador for us ahead of the shared liquidity launch. We will be looking to translate recent successes we have seen in our dotcom market to the new .eu market and ElkY will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals.

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