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!
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
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.