Patrick Leonard Joins PartyPoker As AmbassadorApril 19, 2016 11:04 am
PartyPoker has just announced the addition of British poker pro Patrick Leonard to its team of sponsored players. The 27-years-old pro has been involved in the poker industry for many years, both as a player and as a pundit, and after being signed to the site says he is now looking forward to helping make PartyPoker the “best poker site in the world with the biggest guarantees and best structured tournaments.”
The player from Newcastle is best known for his online activities, and has earned more than $2 million competing at tournaments under the screen name “Pads1161”. He has also won a further $254,852 from the live arena, and as part of his PartyPoker duties will now be seen at various major live events throughout the year, including the 2016 World Series of Poker which is scheduled to get underway on May 31st.
In the past, Patrick Leonard has shied away from accepting similar sponsorship deals offered by other sites, saying that he refuses to be a “puppet boy” for a poker company, or compromise his own views and opinions on the state of the industry. However, the Brit jumped at the opportunity to represent PartyPoker, a site which is one of the biggest operators in the world, and is currently ranked at number six in terms of global traffic, according to PokerScout.
Patrick Leonard says he is now looking forward to working with PartyPoker to make it the best site in the world, and said that he would be “pretty disappointed” if he didn’t manage to accomplish his goal within a year. Commenting on his aspirations for the future, Leonard explained:
“At partypoker, they are actually doing progressive changes on a daily basis, but still have a long way to go until they really take over as the number one site in the world. I’m sure that I can help significantly and that motivates me a lot. I want to help make partypoker the best poker site in the world with the biggest guarantees and best structured tournaments.”