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Poker Players Alliance (PPA) and HogWild Poker Team Up to Reward New PPA Members


HogWild Poker, The Original Online League Community, Will Give $20 Worth of "HogBucks" Game Currency for Everyone Taking a $15 Membership in the PPA

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HogWild Poker, the original online poker league community, is showing its support for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) by rewarding each new PPA member with $20 worth of "HogBucks" currency on its free poker site. "HogBucks" allow players to play extras games to improve their scores. Top scoring players get staked at their favorite casinos and become eligible to win a World Series Main event package. 

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A membership in the PPA, the leading grassroots online poker advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, is only $15. With this PPA and HogWild Poker promotional partnership, new members receives more in dollar value than the cost of their initial PPA membership dues. And the investment supports this vital nonprofit organization that works to protect poker player's rights. Players may secure their "HogBucks" by selecting the "Join the PPA" button on the home page. 

"We wanted to show our support for the PPA because of its critical role in advocating on behalf of players," said Jeff Amrein, Founder and CEO of HogWild. "While one million players already support this organization, every poker player in the country should join to ensure the future of poker in America. This is our way at HogWild Poker to bring extra benefits to the PPA membership."  

"The voice of American poker players is a critical component of our efforts to ensuring a licensed and regulated online poker market in the U.S.," said John Pappas, executive director of the PPA. "Thousands of players have already voiced their concerns through social media, online forums and direct outreach to members of Congress, and that voice is only growing stronger with each new member that joins our ranks. We are proud to partner with HogWild Poker to offer this promotion to all new members dedicated to protecting our basic freedoms to enjoy this great game." offers free and legal online poker in an unusually competitive and friendly environment. Since 2009, HogWild Poker has been creating unique ways for players to play in or establish their own leagues -- and build friendships -- or rivalries -- along the way. HogWild Poker is fun, distinctive and motivates players to play high-quality poker for free -- with no subscription fees or display ads.

HogWild Poker holds competitions that reward good players with cash, prizes and recognition. But unlike other poker sites, HogWild Poker emphasizes the challenge of performing consistently over a series of typically shorter games, awarding points that add up to put a player at the top of the site -- or the individual league's -- leaderboards.

Just launched is an exciting staking program that gives top players a chance to win live buy-ins at casinos of their choice, and the ultimate prize of a $13,000 WSOP Main Event package. The program affords aspiring poker pros their first entry as a professional player with fees paid by HogWild Poker. 

Fast becoming a favorite of online poker players for its innovation, HogWild Poker offers a 3D perspective; the most sophisticated communications tools in the game including voicechat, emails and league environments that allow players to converse in multiple ways.   The company has also created a feature exclusive to HogWild Poker -- Prop Bets. Players can earn, win or purchase "Hog Bucks" currency that allows them to challenge their opponents to Prop Bets such as "Best Hand off The Night," "A Bounty," "Last Player Standing," or  "Leader at End of Round."

Anyone can start a private or an open league at no cost, and establish the parameters. These include choosing custom blinds, determining the length and the frequency of the games, and deciding whether to keep it private or open it to all comers. A game can be set up in less than five minutes and then HogWild Poker does the rest. There are nearly 2,000 leagues established on

"It's really an amazing site. If you like online poker in leagues, HogWild is a great place to play," says legendary pro and World Series winner Phil Hellmuth.

About is the original online poker league community. Conceived initially as a way to allow players to gather their friends for fun virtual and conversational home games, the site has expanded to become the premiere provider of player-created leagues. Anyone can now play in a league, or start a private or open league at no cost. League administrators establish the parameters and HogWild Poker does the rest, including points totals and leaderboards. Unique features include voicechat, Prop Bets and players' hole cards lighting up when viewed. HogWild Poker Leagues is designed to encourage high-quality play and social interaction between players. To get staked, play in a league or create your own league for free, go to

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA)

The Poker Players Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of one million online and offline poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game and protect poker player's rights.


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