After spending eight months searching for a new Chief Marketing Officer, PokerStars has named Alex Payne to the position. According to iGamingBusiness, Payne’s new duties will include “paid and organic searches, social media, regional customer relationship management and acquisition, conversion and retention campaigns for online and live poker players.”

“I’m delighted to be joining PokerStars.com,” he said. “I am joining an outstanding business, which is the clear leader in its category and has enormous potential ahead of it. Moreover, it’s a product in which I have a huge personal passion.”

Before landing the PokerStars position, Payne had most recently been employed at Microsoft. Over his eleven years with the computing giant, he managed to build a considerable name for himself. His previous position saw him spending bitcoin roulette most of his time in England as the Sales and Marketing Director for Bing in the UK. Before that, he put his MBA degree to good use for several major advertizing agencies. Among his former employers were such names as OgilvyOne and EHS Brann.

According to a published report, Payne will move his residence to the Isle of Man, where PokerStars operates its home base.Starting August 22nd, Victor Chandler is going absolutely freaking bananas, offering sick incentives to play cash games!

Play the Wheel of Fortune, August 22nd and 22nd, by winning a hand with the wheel straight A-2-3-4-5 and you’ll earn a spot in the €1,000 Wheel Of Fortune Freeroll on Monday, August 29th at 21:00 CET! Just send the hand history number into support to get your entrance ticket!

With the Bad Beat Bonanza, August 23rd, your payouts will be doubled! Normally you get 100X the small blind for winning the Bad Beat Bonanza, but on the 23rd the stakes are doubled, 200X the small blind! Just lose a holdem hand with AAAKK or better!

Be a Flop Star on August 24th! Flop a pat hand, from a flush to royal flush, in No-Limit Hold’em cash games, take it to showdown and win, and you’ll get paid! Prizes range from €10 to €500 depending on the stakes and winning hand!

With the Rake Hands Race August 25 and 26th the fun continues! The top 500 finishers, in this two day rake race, get a ticket into the Raked Hands Freeroll on Wednesday, August 21st!

Then August 26th is the Royal Flush Fortune double payout! Winning a hand with a royal flush will earn you 100X the small blind on this day! Both hold cards must play. For more details of these promotions check with Victor Chandler Poker!

After this weekly special event, the action at Victor Chandler Poker picks up with over €55,000 up for grabs in August Freerolls! The EMOP Iron Man also offers an additional €12,000 in freeroll prize packages! Plus there’s daily SNG Leaderboards, a big incentive to the tournament grinders out there.

Heading into the fall, look forward to the same VIP experience you’re accustomed to at Victor Chandler Poker. The VIP Programme includes cash, exclusive gear, and tournament entries, as a reward for your VC Poker grind. Enjoy!