The partnership between PokerStars and Oracle Red Bull Racing (ORBR) has been a roaring success on the track and on the felt since the two brands joined forces. Several poker players worldwide have experienced once-in-a-lifetime events thanks to the Red Spade Pass, which has been confirmed to return for a second year.
The Red Spade Passes will be available to win across the PokerStars universe at different points of the season between May and October, with the first up for grabs via an easy-to-enter and free-to-play online casino game, ‘Spin of the Day’, which runs until July 10, 2023.
And as the 2023 Formula One season cranks up, PokerStars and ORBR are providing a unique content series called Between the Lines, which uncovers and explores the parallels between motorsport and poker at the highest level.
Christian Horner, Team Principal and CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing, said, “We loved being part of this content series developed by PokerStars. Strategy sits at the heart of everything that we do here at Oracle Red Bull Racing, just as it does at the poker table. The series really drove home the synergies between the two sports.”
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Episode 1 – Fortune Favors the Brave
The first of four episodes of Between the Lines has been released, and you can watch the pilot below. Episode 1, titled Fortune Favors the Brave, looks back at the parallels between the performances by F1 driver Sergio Perez and poker superstar Hossein Ensan from the 2022 Monte Carlo Grand Prix and the 2015 EPT Prague Main Event respectively.
Perez and Ensan wowed spectators and viewers with their boldness and fearlessness in their respective fields, which took their opponents by surprise, given the dynamics and obstacles they both faced.
The duo would go on to seal out the victories both on the track and the felt, much to the surprise of those watching.
Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Director of Partnerships & PR at PokerStars, said, “Developing the Between the Lines series with the support of Oracle Red Bull Racing has given us such a brilliant opportunity to look back at some of the most pivotal moments in one of the teams’ most successful seasons, as well as some of the most exciting moments in our live event history, and really dig into the skills and strategies that can be applied wherever mental dexterity is necessary and competition is fierce. Alongside creating major memories through our Red Spade Pass, we’re looking forward to giving fans additional opportunities to get under the hood this season with even more content, promotions, experiences, and rewards.”
Be sure to check out the first episode, which you can watch below. And take a look at what else is in store over the coming months.
|2||June 6||The chances of pulling off the ultimate comeback seemed slim for Max Verstappen and Guiliano Bendinelli. The former started the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix in 14th place, while Bendinelli looked to be on the brink of exit from the 2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event. The duo dug deep to pull off unlikely wins|
|3||June 20||The ORBR team and Steve O’Dwyer look to play the long game in Singapore and Monte Carlo, respectively.|
|4||July 4||Verstappen and Michele Dattani dominate their fields in Hungary and The Bahamas and just need to hold their nerve to get over the finish line. Can they do it? Or will they face any unexpected surprises?|
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Epic Scenes as Formula 1 Car Drives Through Vegas Casino
2023 F1 Drivers’ Championship Standings
|3||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||75|
|8||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||27|
|13||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||4|
|15||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||2|
|20||Nyck De Vries||AlphaTauri||0|
2023 F1 Calendar and Results
|Mar 5||Bahrain Grand Prix||Max Verstappen|
|Mar 19||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Sergio Perez|
|Apr 2||Australian Grand Prix||Max Verstappen|
|Apr 30||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Sergio Perez|
|May 7||Miami Grand Prix||Max Verstappen|
|May 21||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Postponed|
|May 28||Monaco Grand Prix|
|Jun 4||Spanish Grand Prix|
|Jun 18||Canadian Grand Prix|
|Jul 2||Austrian Grand Prix|
|Jul 9||British Grand Prix|
|Jul 23||Hungarian Grand Prix|
|Jul 30||Belgian Grand Prix|
|Aug 27||Dutch Grand Prix|
|Sep 3||Italian Grand Prix|
|Sep 17||Singapore Grand Prix|
|Sep 24||Japanese Grand Prix|
|Oct 8||Qatar Grand Prix|
|Oct 22||United States Grand Prix|
|Oct 29||Mexican Grand Prix|
|Nov 5||Sao Paulo Grand Prix|
|Nov 18||Las Vegas Grand Prix|
|Nov 26||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
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