Published on May 27th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


NBA Hall Of Famer Paul Pierce to Play Against Phil Ivey and Joe Lubin in a Charity Poker Tournament On-Chain

Scheduled for June 22, the charity tournament hosted by the Concensys-backed P2P platform Virtue Poker will feature 12 participants in a no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament, including NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, ConsenSys Founder Joe Lubin, Hall of Famer Phil Ivey, Brian Rast, Nick Rose, Elliotrades, Winston Wolfe, Mr. Beast, Ran Neuner and others yet to be announced..

The event, which will be streamed through the main Twitch channel alongside the player’s private channels, has two starting tables with three players advancing from each to the final table. The winner of the event will select the charity of their choice to receive the proceeds from the event.

VirtuePoker is a ConsenSys-incubated poker platform that delivers provably fair poker on the blockchain, the company is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and most importantly never has custody of players’ funds, the company has recently raised a successful investment round in April to the tune of $5 million.

Per Virtue Poker CEO Ryan Gittleson, “Virtue Poker is excited to take this next step to drive awareness and adoption of the world’s first blockchain-based P2P poker platform. Through our execution of our Celebrity Poker Charity event, Virtue Poker will be able to grow our community’s foundation as well as showcase the platform to a broad audience.”

“After working with the Virtue Poker team for over 3 years,” says Hall of Famer and Virtue Poker Team Pro Phil Ivey, “I’m excited to see the platform launch and be part of their first live stream event on this innovative platform.”


About Virtue Poker

Developed within ConsenSys in 2016, Virtue Poker is a decentralized peer-to-peer poker platform based on the Ethereum blockchain. By design, the platform delivers a safe, honest, and fun experience for players. Backed by ConsenSys, DFG Group, Digital Strategies, Fenbushi Capital, Flurry Capital, JRR, Pantera Capital, and others along with stakeholder Phil Ivey, Virtue Poker endeavors to bring blockchain-based betting to the mainstream globally with its recently acquired Malta Gaming License.

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