Emerald Resort & Casino activates live streaming and blogging at WSOP Africa




For the first time Emerald Resort & Casino will have a live stream of all the events at the 2013 World Series of Poker Africa (WSOP Africa). This will include an up-to-the-minute blog with updates, comments and facts from a dedicated Emmy award winning tournament reporter from the USA.

The 5th of February sees the beginning of the six day poker contest where six official WSOP rings will be won. Reporting live from the floor and close to all the action will be dedicated Tournament Reporter Rob Perelman aka @veeRob as he is known by many poker pundits.

He is a semi-professional poker player who has worked behind the scenes on many poker television shows including WSOP, High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark and NBC Heads Up. In addition, Rob was awarded an Emmy for his work on the television show ‘The Pokerdome’.

Apart from his television work Rob spends his time running live video streams at poker tournaments and reporting on various games. His technology powers all the web streams at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, and Bay 101 in San José. This will be his first visit to South Africa.

“The use of social media as a communication platform is becoming more relevant as bandwidth in South Africa increases,” says Martin Rice, Emerald Resort & Casino CEO, “While we have already embraced social media through Facebook, Twitter and blogs, live streaming of popular events like WSOP allows more audience participation and live engagement with the game.”

Living streaming of the WSOP Africa tournament will be available at the official WSOP website www.wsop.com, while live blogging will happen at http://www.WSOPEmerald.com. The dedicated Poker Twitter feed is available @EmeraldPoker and pundits and interested parties can also follow the action on the Emerald Resort & Casino Facebook page.

To register and view the six day WSOP Africa event schedule, visit http://www.emeraldcasino.co.za. Select the desired event, download and print the registration forms. Completed entries must be emailed to poker@emeraldcasino.co.za or faxed to 086 618 2502.

Further information can be obtained from Roxanne Malan on 072 580 5844, the dedicated email address of poker@emeraldcasino.co.za and the Emerald Resort & Casino website www.emeraldcasino.co.za.


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