Monday 24th August, 2015 News

By Mark Valentine Ltd (MET), the market leader in providing bespoke travel, hospitality and ancillary service packages to poker players, have announced the appointment of UK Pro Simon Deadman as their first Brand Ambassador alongside the launch of their new website at

Simon Deadman is one of poker’s rising stars, winning British Tournament Player of the year in 2015. In total Simon has amassed nearly $2.5m in winnings over the last few years. Highlights include victory at the WPT National Dublin, the GUKPT Blackpool, the Hollywood Poker Open, and more recently an impressive 2nd place to Jason Mercier in the $5000 6 Max event at the World Series of Poker.

As well as proudly wearing the MainEventTravel logo when he is playing, Simon is also putting together a monthly article on the MainEventTravel website, which will be called ‘Dear Deadman’. In the article, Simon will answer questions that players may have regarding hand strategy. Anyone is welcome to submit a hand question, even if it is just a theoretical situation, for Simon to offer his professional analysis.

On agreeing the deal with Simon, MET CEO Fraser MacIntyre said, "Simon is player that I have admired for quite some time and he was always in my thoughts as an ambassador for MainEventTravel from the day that I bought the company. He not only personifies professionalism in poker, he has the skill set to back that up." Simon, fresh from his 2nd place finish added "I am looking forward to helping the guys grow into a global brand enhancing and improving their current services to benefit all travelling poker players!

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