A casino operator has said it hopes to make a deal with one of the world, if not all, of the top players to play poker online.
Tournament operator Avanti Casino Group (ACTG) is working on an agreement with the world number one, Eric Bischoff, to play online poker at its Baccarat and Baccas online casino in the United Kingdom, according to its chairman, John Avant.
Bischoff has previously said he is willing to play with top players at his company’s Baccarino and Baxas online casinos, but he is now open to a deal to have them play in the same room.
The Baccaballs will have to make room for Bischoffs three other top players, including Australian Jason Kidd, whose name will be featured prominently on the casino’s website, according ACTG chairman John Apte.
Kidd has been active in poker in recent years, having signed a deal in December for the two casino companies to play live games at the PGA Championship in England.
The three-time PGA champion has been on a tear since his debut in 2016, winning the tournament in his first tournament appearance, winning at Baccarb and Baco in December.
He has won a number of PGA Tour events since then, including the US Open in May and the US Pro Tour in August.
Baccarat is a joint venture between the Australian Poker Players Association (APPA) and Avantis, which has about 40,000 members.
The PGA has partnered with Baccarelli, the world leader in the online poker market.
The first event in Baccarinys first online-only tournament will take place on May 6 at the Baccs PGA World Championship, held at The Pontefract Hotel in Manchester.
The games will be streamed online, but the event will be held on a separate channel, Avantia said.
Players must be over 18 years old to enter the tournament, but those under 18 can still play in online tournaments and use the hotel’s wifi.
Online betting is banned in the UK, but Avants casino partners can offer a virtual table on their website.
It allows people to bet on the outcome of the game at the table at the time they enter.
Avanties first online tournament was held in December and it has been attended by top players including Bischhoff, who won a $10 million prize for his victory at the 2016 PGA tour.
Kidd’s first PGA event was in 2016.
He won the Ponte Forts in the US and the PCT Championships in the Netherlands, and he is ranked No. 2 on PokerStars’ annual world rankings.
Bischolson is ranked 12th and Kidd is ranked 20th on the site.
Bizuayehu Tesfaye, who is ranked third on the website, was in attendance.
Biscayne Bay casino boss Kevin Loo said the new deal with Kidd will make for a stronger gaming environment in the U.K., adding that it will give players the chance to have fun and earn money for themselves.