(Montreal) May 12, 2005 - Webmaster Access East had many reasons to justify its motto “Back Where We Belong” at this year’s Montreal edition, not least of which was first adult-industry live Poker Tournament held by myVirtualCard.com.
Shrimp cocktail and rum & cokes, live industrial rock and a touch of adult biz in form of a pair of curvy décor girls, thus atmosphere was set for a no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament.
The billing company’s many clients, unanimous in their praise of services and support provided by multi-method processing platforms and innovations, indirectly recruited a good quota of registered players glad to fork over a little bit of cash for chance to participate in tournament.
Though prizes were final pay out, participants numbered at least four dozen and included inexperienced and those less obviously so.
Open bar helped early registration and tournament play take off as myVirtualCard CEO Howard Cohen made opening address. “I wouldn’t hire him for my kid’s bar-mitzvah,” said myVirtualCard VP Joshua Ungar. “But he actually did a pretty good job, and this wasn’t a kid’s event.”
The tournament advanced with eminent adult personalities dropping like flies as eliminations accumulated. Mantas from Rabbit’s Reviews, Ron from PlugInFeeds – all called and folded and bet and dropped, with Raja from SexSearch and Ramos of GoFuckYourself struggling to keep straight faces.
As tournament screws tightened, MVC programmers Jason Lotito and Richard Rondeau each grabbed a girl and took to dance floor in a scene somewhat reminiscent of a hardcore-techie ball.
“I didn’t know they had it in them,” said Ungar. “I’ve never seen programmers move like that. They were each given a raise after tournament.”