Blockchain World Conference offers first-ever crypto poker tourney

The Blockchain World Conference (BWC) wraps up today after its three-day stint at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City.  To celebrate, the highly successful cryptocurrency conference will hold a poker tournament tomorrow, with all aspects being conducted solely through the use of crypto.  It will reportedly be the first crypto-based tournament sanctioned by a major US casino. 

The tournament is only open to those who attended the BWC.  There are 100 seats available for a buy-in of $250 in cryptocurrency and is promoting the crypto event ticketing platform Blockparty.  BWC Chief Operating Officer Alex Falcone said in a press release, “After three days of discussions about blockchain and cryptocurrency, this is a fun and unique way to bring our event to a close– highlighting a compelling real-world application of this technology, in true Atlantic City fashion."

The winner of the tournament receives the only prize, a $10,000 package that includes VIP tickets and accommodations for the next BWC to be held in December in Hollywood, FL.  However, prizes are also available to players who eliminate a participating poker pro.  Additionally, Blockparty had established several competitions during the conference to award ten entries into the tournament.

According to Shiv Madan, CEO of Blockparty, “As one of the first true real-world applications of blockchain and cryptocurrency, we’re excited to add another event category, like poker, to our ticketing repertoire. It’s a great testament to what we’ve built that the mainstream music scene and crypto enthusiasts alike are recognizing the ease and convenience of our platform and this is a great taste of what the future holds as mainstream adoption of blockchain only continues.”

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