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Chilipoker.com Targets Irish Online Poker Market

Partnership with Setanta Sports Sees Chilipoker Move on Irish Market

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ChilipokerMalta-based Chiligaming and Irish broadcaster Setanta Sports yesterday announced the launch of Setantabets.com and a new poker site to be run by Chilipoker.

The companies will jointly promote the new poker site which will be operational from February 1, 2010.

Chiligaming founder Alexandre Dreyfus said, “I am very proud and ambitious about our new partnership with Setanta. We are going to deliver both Setanta’s and Chili’s spirit to our players. In addition to the online betting, we will jointly promote Chilipoker in Ireland and will become the new premium home for Irish poker players.”

Setanta Sports co-founder Michael O’Rourke said, “This new partnership with Chiligaming showcases the potential for a media organisation to target its own audience with its own gaming product.”

In early 2009 Chilipoker partnered with French internet service provider Iliad to enter the French online poker market ahead of deregulation there.