Glasgow, October 24th � Celtic Football Club have launched a poker room in the Tribeca Tables poker network, the World�s fastest growing poker network and leading poker solutions provider.
The joint venture in association with SoftWire Sports Marketing, branded as fcPokerRoom, have developed their first site for the UK soccer market in conjunction with Celtic Football Club, Scotland�s largest and most successful football club.
This fantastic facility will enable Celtic fans to book into a virtual poker room and pit their wits against fellow fans from anywhere in the world from the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, as the site develops, the network of players will increase to enable inter club tournaments, both nationally and internationally, where a Celtic Poker Team can compete with teams from other clubs across the globe.
Bob Williams, Brand manager for Tribeca Tables, said; "We are very excited about the partnership. There are thousands of Celtic fans in virtually every corner of the globe and online poker is an excellent way to bring them together. Online poker is both a social and competitive experience. The new Celtic poker room will provide an excellent arena for fans of all playing abilities to join together, enjoy a game and share their latest Celtic stories."
Celtic Football Club, who are one of the oldest football clubs in the Scottish league, was founded in 1888. Celtic FC was the first British football club to win the European Cup in 1967. The famous team that took the trophy was known as the �Lisbon Lions� managed by the legendary Jock Stein and is celebrated as the �Year of Triumph�. Celtic are the current holders of the Scottish Championship and have won the league 40 times, the Scottish Cup 33 times and the League Cup 13 times.
Celtic fans will directly benefit their club as a proportion of the revenue generated from the poker site will be ploughed straight back into Celtic Football Club in an effort to assist with the new training facilities and youth development.
Andy MacDonald, Director of SoftWire Sports Marketing said; "The Celtic FC site is the first of many planned for the UK soccer vertical. The next will be a generic www.fcpokerroom.com which will build a network of club specific playing teams from the lower leagues and from teams whose projected volume does not initially justify a tailored skin. The long term vision of SoftWire and its brand, fcpokerroom is to penetrate other sports verticals where there are significant, easily identifiable, fan bases. The secret of what we do is to integrate the excellence of our site, the closeness of our technology partnerships and the execution of market stimulation programmes which will be second to none in both the sports market and the poker industry."
The Celtic Football Club poker room joins other Tribeca poker rooms such as Paddy Power, Victor Chandler, Blue Sq, Sporting Index and Expekt.com.