Ifp Imagelogo Bluegreen 700pxThe moment that IFP has been working towards has finally arrived with the launch of the beta version of the global membership programme in partnership with the international sports newspaper Vavel.

It marks the start of what we believe is a new era for online poker and we’d like to invite you to take part.As well as catching up with news and blogs on the IFP website, you can now register to play on our Beta software, in partnership with Vavel. We think you’ll agree it is an innovative and elegant looking platform. Sign up, play and let us know what you think.

“Our partnership with Vavel is a hugely significant step for the International Federation of Poker and the promotion of our sport,” said IFP President Anthony Holden.

“It is a vibrant and engaging platform which attracts a largely young, technology savvy, knowledgeable and sports focused audience. That profile is a great match for the aspirations of the IFP.”

The Beta version is free to play with an annual membership fee of US $52 when the full site goes live. As one of the membership benefits you can play as much as you like, as often as you like, obtaining a national and international ranking as you progress as well as taking advantage of various other resources and training tools.

Crucially, members will be eligible to complete for the world title at “The Table,” the official World Poker Championship in 2013.

It’s the first announcement of its kind, with further partners to be announced in the coming weeks and months. It’s an exciting time for everyone involved. We hope you want to be involved too.

To sign up go to vavel.www.pokerfed.org.