Canucks Robert Luongo gains free entry to 2012 World Series Of Poker
We've known for along time that Roberto Luongo loves his poker.
Now we've found out today via The Vancouver Sun that his 2012 World Series Of Poker Tourney fee which is played in Las Vegas will be picked up by the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Nice job. He's essentially getting a free ride into a $10,000 poker tournament. Not bad for a millionaire NHL hockey player who could buy his own way in no doubt.
PER THE SUN
US Lucky Canadians get to play Poker and casino games and bet on sports on the internet. The company that lets us do it is taking care of his buy-in. NICE! EAT THAT AMERICA!
“Businesses commonly partner with celebrities or sports figures to help strengthen their brand image,” Kim Steinhart, BCLC's senior public affairs officer, said in a statement early Thursday night. “Roberto Luongo is an well-known celebrity in our marketplace, and a natural fit for this type of a marketing approach.
No doubt people are in an uproar about this.
Give the guy a break!
He’s long been known to play poker as a hobby, participating in the Canucks for Kids Fund Dice and Ice charity tournament, as well as NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams Fund.
Check out his commercial
Last but not least most hockey fans know we're not sure where Roberto Luongo will be playing his hockey in 2012. A trade is expected soon with most likely the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Florida Panthers.
Last edited by The Q; 07-05-2012 at 10:04 PM.
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