London, UK – February 22, 2011 – Poker Royalty announced today the signing of 23 year old Russian poker pro Natalia Nikitina for worldwide management and marketing representation across all major platforms, including sponsorship, licensing, and speaking appearances.
Earlier this month, Natalia endured a grueling final table to win the World Poker Tour main event at the famous Aviation Club de Paris. In doing so, Natalia secured a €243,830 pay day and a place in history as she became the first female to claim a title on the WPT National Series.
“It is an honor to be represented by Poker Royalty. I wanted a company with experience and excellent contacts to help me with my career as a professional poker player. I am delighted to be part of a group with the capabilities of advancing my career to the next level,” said Nikitina after signing with Poker Royalty.
“Poker Royalty is excited to announce the signature of Natalia Nikitina to our roster. To represent the first female WPT National Series champion is a special honor and at twenty-three years of age, with her talent, there are limitless possibilities for what Natalia can achieve in poker.” said Jim Erwood, Director of European Operations for Poker Royalty.

Founded in 2003, Poker Royalty is recognized as the leading global poker management and marketing company, representing the most talented and marketable professional poker players, including Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren, and World Series of Poker Main Event Champions Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, and Juan Carlos Mortensen. With offices in Las Vegas and London, Poker Royalty’s diverse poker business includes: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event management; media sales; speaker’s bureau and client representation. For more information, please visit
Jim Erwood
Director of European Operations
Poker Royalty, LLC
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