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!
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.
Here you can read some hot takes as to what really happened, and if it can be defined as collusion.
Doug Polk sums up what has happened over on YouTube.
Justin Bonomo has much to say on the matter—definitely read his post right to the end. “I do not think they intended to cheat or collude. I do however think some ethical lines were crossed in very egregious ways.”
New information (30% swap), a new hand to look at (KQ vs 22) and my personal thoughts on the Kristen Bicknell + Ale… https://t.co/yLyirBQTOC— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) July 01, 2018
Mike Watson’s thoughts which are spoken about in Bonomo’s post are here —with Watson suggesting a 6 month ban for the couple.
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.
In this great interview with CardPlayer Lifestyle, Robbie Strazynski goes one-on-one with Phil Hellmuth ahead of the launch of his new autobiography “The Poker Brat”—which Hellmuth hopes will become a New York Times Bestseller—to really find out the man behind the famous name.
Thanks to pokernyhederne and some cryptic tweets from Doyle Brunson it was revealed that the two men who lost their shit in the Bellagio’s high stakes Bobby’s Room were none other than Gus Hansen and David Oppenhiem.
We are bit late to the party on this, but back in late November Fedor Holz challenged his twitter followers to read or listen to 40 new books before the end of the year. All in the name of bettering yourself. I think.
Branching out into the world of YouTube beyond his usual poker shows, Polk is now reaching for heights of internet stardom by trying to recreate the success of renowned YouTubers such as PewDiePie, Markiplier, and jacksepticeye.
The Atlantic Ballroom at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey is the scene of the all new StarsFun Skills Zone. Those attending the new PokerStars Festival event in New Jersey can not only blow off steam while taking a break from the poker tables, but they can take the opportunity to even get in a little extra action.