The popularity of poker is constantly growing; the game has more and more fans around the world, including many famous football players. Players do not just play this game of chance but also enter into advertising contracts, becoming the face of one or another playground. In this review, we bring to your attention 9 of the most avid poker fans among famous football players. Some of them gamble at top casinos from KiwiGambling ratings and tp lists. Check their achievements so far. #1 – Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
One of the best defenders on the planet is a long-time poker fan, but, unfortunately, he does not manage to devote much time to the game. The fact is that online poker is banned in Spain, and Gerard does not have the opportunity to constantly participate in live tournaments. After all, football takes the first place in his life. However, Piqué occasionally shows up at poker tournaments. A couple of years ago in Barcelona, he took 3rd place and received almost 41 thousand euros in prize money.
And most recently, Piqué took part in the largest stage of the EPT series. He was not called up to the national team due to disqualification, and Gerard took advantage of this. He could not get into the prizes in the main event, but in the high roller tournament (entry fee of 10.3 thousand euros), he took 19th place, having received a little more than 21 thousand euros. Moreover, Pique fought on equal terms with real poker stars, such as Evgeny Katchalov, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, and Ole Shimon. #2 – Francesco Totti (Roma)
In 2010, Imperator signed a contract with Party Poker and became the face of this room’s advertising campaign in Italy. Totti himself commented on the conclusion of the contract: “In my football career, I got into difficult situations many times. In such cases, patience, prudence, and confidence in victory have always helped me. All these qualities are important for a poker player as well. Besides, playing poker gives me pleasure.” Finally, Francesco noted that sports and poker have a lot in common. […]
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