Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
The Unibet Open will take place in Bucharest from August 2 to 4. There will be a press conference and book signing session with Bloom, and she will be opening the cash games and the #QueenRules Ladies Tournament on Friday, August 3.
As a reminder, the #QueenRules concept came about back in March when Unibet and creative agency FCB Inferno released a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King. The project was intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have secured Molly for our event,” said Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet Open’s Head of Events. “Molly’s Game has been highly rated by poker players for bringing the poker scene to life on screen and I’m especially pleased that Molly will be opening our #QueenRules Ladies event. It’s all part of our campaign to build conversations around gender bias and gender equality. We couldn’t have a more fitting participant than Molly Bloom who challenged stereotypes during her time as the Poker Princess.”
To read more on the Unibet Open Bucharest you can go to the Unibet site, here.
If you want more on Molly’s Game don’t forget, Robbie Strazynski at Card Player Lifestyle did some super sleuthing to bring us all an exclusive interview with the poker consultant on the film, Josh Leichner, which you can read here.
You can watch Joey Ingram’s review of the film below.