Theta Labs, being a leading decentralized video delivery network, and World Poker Tour (WPT), the premier name in live poker entertainment, have recently partnered exclusively to launch the first of its kind real-time NFT market place on WPT.ThetaDROP.com
The World Poker Tour.com reports Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour will premiere on Sunday, April 18 on Bally Sports Networks nationwide. Every year, WPT reaches to more than 140 million viewers across North America, Europe and the rest of the world on multiple linear, digital platforms and connected devices.
For clarity, the Season XVIII premiere dates are as follows:
- April 18, 2021 – Theta Network WPT Cash game, part 1
- April 25, 2021 – Theta Network WPT Cash game, part 2
- May 2, 2021 – Theta Network WPT Cash game, part 3
- May 9, 2021 – Theta Network WPT Cash game, part 4
Reportedly, every time during the episode, there will be in-show advertisements and promotional segments, which will direct the viewers to the NFT marketplace in a way encouraging them to queue up to purchase exclusive WPT packs for a limited time by participating in the live auction for a unique legendary poker moment.
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour stated, “Our exclusive NFT launch with Theta Network is one of our biggest digital initiatives to-date and for the first time ever we’re combining our global reach of live televised poker with an NFT marketplace, giving our fans an interactive, real-time opportunity to collect a piece of the WPT poker action.” Further stated, “We are thrilled to bring some of our top Poker pros, players and celebrities to the NFT world, featuring rare and legendary WPT packs in weekly drops and running exclusive one of a kind auctions for super rare poker moments.”
For launch, establishing the scope of NFTs, WPT will be paying tribute to legendary poker icon Mike Sexton, who passed away in September 2020.
Of note, Mike was the face of WPT as a lead anchor and commentator along with Vince Van Patten with “Mike Sexton: The Legend Hand” as a 3 of 3 NFT to be auctioned.
Further, a limited quantity of Base set, Rare and Legendary themed poker packs will be dropped. Also, the Signup and pre-registration is now open at WPT.THETADROP.COM.
Users are encouraged to be the first in line.
For clarity, Theta Drop NFT marketplace is powered by the Theta Network and protocol, which significantly differentiates from other NFT platforms as it was purposefully built for media and entertainment.
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