January 15, 2015
EVE Online Hold'em Sponsors Multiple Eve_NT Events
To promote the pursuit of fun, EVE Online Hold'em (EOH) has stepped up to sponsor Eve_NT.
EVE is all about fun and community is the cornerstone of that fun. Live events strengthen our community and turn in-game relationships into lasting friendships. EVE is Community!
EOH wants to help Eve_NT be the best event it can. Although we are a small community of poker players/gamblers without the resources of larger groups, we feel that it is important in the name of community to support EVE_NT. As EOH management observed, “There is nothing in our budget for Eve_NT sponsorship. We are sacrificing other advertising and planned promotions to make this happen. In light of recent events, we felt it was important to help Eve_NT and to make an important point about building strong relationships with our fellow EVE players. We feel strongly that in-game events should not come between real people enjoying getting together to share their EVE experences over a beer.”
EOH is sponsoring two EVE_NT activities: a 3-Card winner-takes-all poker hand and a 3x3 Valkyrie tournament.
The first 100 people through the door at EVE_NT will receive gift bags in which are 3 playing cards. Toward the end of the night a contest will be held to see who holds the best “3 Card Poker” hand. The winner will receive 10 Billion ISK. Tied hands will split the prize. This contest will allow people to trade cards and network before hands are presented, offering a great opportunity for EVE_NT attendees to break the ice and interact with players they don't know.
At the EOH poker tables as in EvE, players compete against each other. To honor the concept of PvP, EOH is providing 15 Billion ISK for the winning team of a 3v3 Valkyrie tournament to be held at Eve_NT.
EOH is EVE’s oldest gaming community – a trusted service for over 7 ½ years! We offer poker and 50/50 coin flip gambling using ISK. Bankers (backed up by collateral on deposit) hold your ISK securely. Games are run using independent third party commercial software that EOH cannot control and did not write. EOH only charges a 5% house fee (25 to 40% is the normal in EVE) on games. Bankers are paid 50% of that house fee. The other 50% covers advertising, promotions, sponsorships, staff bonuses, bonus games etc. EOH is not about making massive piles of ISK off players' backs. We are a community of people who love EVE and poker...a community for the fun of it!