Official Sponsors of Team Europe

Matchroom Sport can announce that, Europe's busiest online poker sites, has become the Official Sponsor of Team Europe at the 2003 Mosconi Cup. will be at the MGM Grand in full force to support the team and all Team Europe members will be wearing logo on their pool shirts.

Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, "It would be great to see the Europeans defend their trophy, but it will be a mammoth task. The players, though, are delighted to be working with and will be giving it 110% in their quest."

Team Europe this year consists of Oliver Ortmann as non-playing captain, Steve Davis of England, Marcus Chamat of Sweden, Nick Van Den Berg of Holland, Mika Immonen of Finland, Ralf Souquet of Germany, and current WPA World Champion Thorsten Hohmann also of Germany.

"Being the team sponsors of the Europeans is a great opportunity to support a fantastic set of players and the get the name out to the huge numbers of people watching the Mosconi Cup on TV around the world," commented spokesman Colin Cole-Johnson. "We are bringing plenty of guests to Las Vegas and we will all be backing the lads to bring back the trophy."

About is part of Ladbrokes, the betting and gaming division of Hilton Group plc and the world's biggest bookmaker. Europe's busiest Multi-Player Poker site is growing fast - currently as many as 5,000 players are online at 350 tables every day - and deals more than 170,000 hands a day, with over £3.0m won in pots daily.

Ladbrokes operates the biggest Poker room in Europe - offline or online. Unlike all other Poker rooms, Ladbrokes does not allow US players to play. Americans are the best players in the world, a fact that explains the popularity of Ladbrokes.

Over 1 million registered customers from 160 countries bet on the Internet with Ladbrokes at in 14 different languages, at the online casino and at the online poker site