Yes, you read that right. Sasha Grey, famous for her adult film career, is now a Team Pro for Russian online poker room LotosPoker according to a report by our friends at Pokeroff.
Players on the site will even get a chance to win a date with Sasha during a promotion later this month, according to Dmitry Bodrov of LotosPoker.
This isn’t the first time a pornstar has represented an online poker room. As we found in the archives at WickedChopsPoker, back in 2010, the now defunct UB.net sponsored Adult film actress Samantha Ryan during the World Series of Poker.
And, even though he wasn’t a sponsored pro, back in 2006, Ron Jeremy, aka “The Hedgehog,” was a rep for a site called Naked Poker, and he even landed a feature-length interview in Bluff Magazine (though no one was brave enough to actually put their name on that piece.)
Ok, we admit that some April Fools stories can be pretty lame. I mean, c’mon, we aren’t doing one. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t recognize the efforts of those that are applying their creative muscle, and while the number of April Fools stories in poker have diminished over the years, there are still a couple out there (literally 2 that we found).
So here they are! Check out CardPlayerLifestyle.com with their creative story that throws some shots at Phil Hellmuth (who doesn’t enjoy that?!?) and the Global Poker Index’s Alex Dreyfus.
And for you Phil Ivey fans, here is one by his own personal poker mag All In which reports that Ivey will referee the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao match.
If you come across any others, be sure to let us know!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
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!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.