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Optimal Payments, the parent company for Neteller, Netcard and Netbanx, has inked a two-year shirt sponsorship deal with the Crystal Palace Football Club in the UK.
The Barclays Premier League team will help Optimal - Neteller to raise global awareness, with the club's first game in the new strip on August 16 against Arsenal.
Optimal Payments processes approximately $15 billion annually in more than 200 countries and territories with over 100 types of payment and multi-currency options.
Joel Leonoff, president and CEO of Optimal Payments, said Monday: The Premier League attracts the highest global viewership in international sports, with an estimated global audience of 4.4 billion. This sponsorship signifies an opportunity to support one of the leagues most exciting teams while promoting our innovative payment solutions worldwide.
The deals commercial potential is driven by the global passion for the Barclays Premier League; including live coverage by 80 international broadcasters televised action across 212 territories worldwide, inspiring billions of pages of editorial and dominating social media debate worldwide on a weekly basis between July and May every year.
Lorenzo Pellegrino, Executive Vice President Neteller said This partnership gives Neteller the platform to promote our services on a whole new level; putting it alongside major global brands like Barclays; Nike; Emirates; Samsung and General Motors.


TonyBet has launched a free-to-download NFL Odds Open Face Chinese Poker mobile app on the Android platform in beta.
The app includes popular game variations such as: OFCP Classic, Pineapple, Turbo, and 13-card Regular.
Shortstack tables debut on the app allowing players to buy-in with Euro 50 for Euro1 per point along with access to a range of real-money sit and go tourneys.
"I can't help to brag about how great things are going for TonyBet Poker," said Tony G, poker pro and the rooms owner. "It's only been two months and we're counting players by thousands. That's simply amazing for the site which is still in beta, is not a part of any poker network and has only Open Face Chinese poker.
"I had a dream of making an online poker revolution with this and I can already see it coming true. And the great news is it's only a start."


Pressure mounted this week on Lock Poker, a member of the Revolution poker network which has come under fire recently for slow-paying players and halting player-to-player fund transfers and subsequent cash-outs (see previous InfoPowa reports).

The influential twoplustwo poker forum stopped the company from pushing its offering due to the volume of player complaints, with forum owner Mason Malmuth taking an ethical approach which resulted in Lock agreeing to stop all promotions on 2+2 until the issues raised are resolved to the forum's satisfaction.

Lock Poker hosts a sponsored forum on 2+2 which includes company reps, and advertises extensively across the 2+2 site.

Malmuth reported that talks with the online poker operator had been "positive", although there were no results yet.

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