UMG Partners with World Series of Poker to Bring Esports to Vegas Again

Enjoy Competitive Gaming at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

ST. LOUIS, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UMG Media Corp. (UMG) is thrilled to bring competitive gaming for the first time to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) starting May 29, 2018 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Rio). The World Series of Poker attracts over 250,000 people to the event for the 50 days it runs. And for the first time poker players and spectators will be able to participate in and compete in a variety of gaming titles including Fortnite, Hearthstone, and FIFA along with other popular titles on the UMG Esports Stage, which will be located on the stage of the main tournament poker room, the Pavilion Room in the Rio Convention Center.

“Last year we watched our initiative to grow esports in Las Vegas grow by leaps and bounds,” explains Dave Antony, CEO at UMG. Antony continues, “Bringing the UMG Esports Stage into the World Series of Poker events is an amazing next step in continuing this initiative into 2018 and beyond. UMG will utilize its ground breaking event management app to help organize the event and to constantly update participants of upcoming play and special events at the UMG stage.”

The UMG App will be available for download in both the Apple Store and Google Play prior to the beginning of the WSOP event, and we encourage all players and spectators to download the app prior to attending the event.

To see how the UMG Esports Stage will work, along with the UMG application integration, check out this video.

The UMG Esports Stage will feature games in multiple genres playable on both Xbox One and PC. The area will be open everyday of the WSOP tournament. The full schedule of special events at the UMG Esports Stage will be posted on and directly on the app prior to the commencement of the tournament and will be constantly updated during the tournament.

The WSOP is the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 48 years to 1970, and having paid more than $2.6 billion in total prize money to date. This year’s event promises bring a diverse group of players from all over the world over the course of the 50 day event.

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For More Information Contact:
Shannon Gerritzen
VP of Communications, UMG or 253/905-3478

Seth Palansky
Caesars Interactive Entertainment or 702/407-6344

About UMG
UMG Media Corp. (“UMG”) is one of the premier esports companies in North America, offering live gaming entertainment events and online play. With offices in St. Louis and Calgary, UMG has hosted live esports events in centers such as Orlando, Nashville, Washington, South Carolina, Niagara Falls, Reno, Las Vegas, and Dallas. UMG Online has hosted over 18 million online matches, and has over 1.9 million monthly average users. UMG recently launched its application for both android and iOs, and has moved into hard goods. UMG’s mission is to bring competitive gaming and quality gear to gamers everywhere.
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About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $2.6 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2017, the event attracted 120,995 entrants from 111 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and awarded more than $231 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of the World Series of Poker Europe in 2007 and the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit