Scotty Nguyen Signs With Cryptonia Poker
Guess who has graced Cryptonia Poker’s poker room recently? The prince of poker, Scotty Nguyen!
Scotty is considered a legend for winning five WSOP bracelets. He won one in 1997 ($2,000 Omaha 8 or Better, $156,950) and 1998 ($10,000 WSOP Main Event, $1,000,000), two in 2001 ($2,500 Pot Limit Omaha for $178,480 and $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better for $287,580), and one in 2008 ($50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship, $1,989,120).
He is now the Brand Ambassador of Cryptonia Poker, an online poker platform that brings together the thrill of poker with the transparency and value of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
The Prince of Poker
Scotty Nguyen is a Vietnamese American professional poker player. Born on October 28, 1962, in Nha Trang, Vietnam. He came to the U.S. at the age of 14. At 21, he went to a dealer school and got a job at at Harrah’s poker room. From there, he went on to play many legendary games.
One of his most brilliant win was at the 1998 World Series of Poker, when, on the final hand, a full house of eights over nines was dealt on the table. Nguyen famously told his opponent, Kevin McBride, "You call, it's gonna be all over baby!"
McBride called, saying "I call. I play the board."
Nguyen beat McBride and took the title, as he had a nine and Jack in his hand.
He split one-third of his WSOP 1998 winning with Mike Matusow who recognized the star in Scotty, and bankrolled 1/3 of the buy-in, as Scotty was kind of broke before the tournament. Well, the Prince has a way of jumping right back on track, doesn’t he?
As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceeded $11,700,000. That speaks for itself. He's known to be a big-hearted and passionate player.
Cryptonia Poker and its Imminent ICO
Cryptonia Poker is launching its pre-ICO on 10th April and ICOs on 1st May and 1st June, 2018. During the ICOs, they are offering 750 million Cryptonia tokens, a cryptocurrency used to play poker on their platform.
They are reserving 200 million tokens for tournaments and promotions, and about 50 million for Cryptonia’s team and advisors.
Their platform is powered with blockchain and smart contracts that enable Random Number Generation, swift movement of funds, anonymity of players, and safe and secure play.
They will host a tournament after the ICOs, to offer value to its players through huge jackpots and to encourage new players to join in and make the ecosystem of the platform stronger.
The Prince of Poker lives for his fans, and once said, ‘"If you win the Main Event, you live forever, baby.” We believe so, too, and wish Scotty and Cryptonia many happy Main Events.
A good poker ecosystem and a legendary brand ambassador—that’s a brand worth checking out! You can join Cryptonia Poker’s ICO to play with the His Highness, Scotty Nguyen!
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