First, we saw the opening of Bobby's Room in the Bellagio, named after 1978 World Series of Poker champion Bobby Baldwin. Then, eight-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey was honored with his own namesake poker room at Aria.
Now, Tropicana Las Vegas has named its newly renovated poker room The Jamie Gold Poker Room. The 2006 WSOP Main Event champ will serve as the Tropicana's poker spokesperson and ambassador, and he will make daily appearances until the poker room’s mid-January official launch and then on a monthly schedule thereafter.
“This deal with Tropicana covers everything I could have ever wanted in a relationship with a major Las Vegas Strip resort and it will serve as my anchor and the conduit to all of my future poker and philanthropic endeavors,” Gold said. “I really couldn’t be more excited!”
Gold won $12 million for his victory at the 2006 World Series of Poker. His career has been marred by a bit of controversy, but Gold has since been very active in raising money for organizations such as the United Nations and Global Creative Forum. In 2011, he signed with Poker Players International (PPI) and moved forward with a number of business ventures including www.jamiegold.com and www.freegoldpoker.com.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jamie to the Tropicana family,” stated Melissa Steinberg, vice president of entertainment and casino operations at Tropicana Las Vegas. “This new poker room is sure to not only create unique and memorable gaming experiences for our guests, but will also give them the opportunity of a lifetime to play with one of the most iconic poker players of our time.”
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