Dream Team Gaming raises the stakes with the introduction of the revolutionary team poker tournament Dream Team Poker. Dream Team Gaming will debut the new poker tournament concept at the Dream Team Poker private invitational tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Lounge Nov. 7-9.
“We are very excited to introduce the Dream Team Poker tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Dream Team Gaming, Daniel Delshad. “We have created a new poker tournament model that will not only entice new players to join the game, but also offer a structured and innovative system for host properties to reach a new market segment. We look forward to the success of this introductory tournament and future partnerships as we expand the Dream Team Poker concept to additional markets.”
Dream Team Poker offers a team variation of the game of poker featuring a patent pending scoring system that increases the odds of winning for the players, generates increased revenue for the hotel casino hosts more than current tournaments and stimulates growth of the overall poker industry. The team-oriented game uses social networking to develop each team’s fan base. In addition, the added challenge of team player strategy appeals to sophisticated players seeking a more engaging experience.
“Dream Team Poker serves as a valuable and effective way for inexperienced players to gain the fundamental skills necessary to play on their own,” said Edward Fishman, renowned gaming expert and Dream Team Gaming co-founder. “The concept of playing poker as a team not only captures the poker player segment but also generates new revenue for host properties through expanded player development.”
The Dream Team Poker patent pending scoring system creates the simplest and easiest way to score the team tournament without changing the basic nature of the everyday game. Dream Team Poker pays a cash prize to team and individual winners. By paying both an individual and team prize, Dream Team Poker increases the chances of winning money for the players compared to today’s tournaments. When an individual member of a team is eliminated from the tournament, that player still has a personal interest and potential gain from the performance and scores of his teammates.
The team-oriented game provides a unique socialization experience for all poker players. The social networking aspect helps to develop each team’s fan base, new team player strategies and appeals to increasingly sophisticated players seeking a more engaging experience. Dream Team Poker benefits greatly by capitalizing on the desires of people who want to play games as teams, compete as teams, share experiences as teams and increase their chances of winning as teams.
The company is described in the marketplace as being “Hip and Classic.” “Hip” reflects the company’s goal of introducing the latest technological advances in tournament operations and online social networking while designing an updated look and feel for its tournament events. “Classic” reflects management’s commitment to continuing the game’s traditional attributes.
“The Hard Rock is excited to host the kick-off tournament for Dream Team Poker,” said Mark Gore, casino general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Dream Team Gaming has developed a unique system that not only caters to a new market segment through team tournament play, but also allows us to expand player development and revenue as the host property for this event. We are proud to serve as a sponsor and host for this new method of play.”
Dream Team Gaming is comprised of three superstar co-founders. Edward Fishman, considered one of the top game executives in the Industry, whose credits include inventing the first gaming tournament and founder of Players International, a publicly traded company that was eventually sold to Harrah’s. Larry Cohen, former CEO of Merv Griffin’s Investment and Management Company from 1997 to 2007 and its CFO from 1988 to 1997. During that time, The Griffin Group purchased, managed and eventually sold business in industries that included casinos, hotels, broadcasting, real estate, equipment financing and entertainment. The third co-founder is Honorable Jimmy Delshad, former Mayor of City of Beverly Hills. Delshad has been credited with making City of Beverly Hills one of the smartest and safest cities in the world. The three additional founders of Dream Team Gaming include Daniel Delshad who serves as chief executive officer and co-founder; Mario Ayala is chief game architect and co-founder; Homan Sefaradi is the president and co-founder.
For additional information on Dream Team Poker, please visit www.dreamteampoker.com.