Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton Makes Pit Stop at GGPoker
It is well known that many top athletes have turned to playing poker in their spare time. The fact that online poker sites use these stars as marketing tools is nothing new either.
Lewis Hamilton Plays on GGPoker
It comes as no surprise that GGPoker are the latest to show an interest in sportstars playing on their site. Earlier this summer we saw Neymar Jr. participate in the WSOP Online, and last night we saw Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton rubbing shoulders with online greats like Isaac Haxton, Christian Rudolph, Niklas Astedt and Artur Martirosian.
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Ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park this weekend, Hamilton - whose net worth is estimated at almost $300 million - paid the $10,300 buy-in to enter Event #7 of the GGPoker High Rollers Week, which came with a $1.25 million guarantee. However, the six-time champion wasn't adding another win to his resume, rather he was finishing at the back of the pack in 113th place out of 130 players.
An official spokesperson for GGPoker told PokerNews that Hamilton was just "a guest" and that no official deal had been signed between the two parties. Nevertheless, the cooperation with Hamilton can not be called a coincidence, with the branding of competitor PokerStars featuring very prominently at recent F1 races.
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GGPoker's current team of ambassadors consists of Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, Felipe Ramos and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. Bryn Kenney, number 1 on The Hendon Mob's all-time money list, recently quietly said goodbye to the team.
In addition to the regular team of ambassadors, GGPoker also has a GGSquad with streamers Kevin Martin , Koray "KakiTee" Turker, Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker, Torsten "Jektiss" Brinkmann and Fernando "JNandez" Habegger
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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.
A former professional poker player with a background in sports marketing and journalism. Yori has been a part of PokerNews since 2016 and manages the content team.