The World Poker Tour (WPT) made a sizable splash on the heels of Season XX by including proficient American DJ Steve Aoki as a stamp ambassador.
Aoki, 44, has over 8.2 million Twitter followers and is a well-liked performer within the most up to this point nightclubs in Las Vegas and all at some stage within the enviornment. He gives the WPT a mainstream megastar name representing the logo, doubtlessly bringing in a modern target audience to the popular poker tour.
“It’s such an honor to be joining the WPT family. I comprise watched and admired the WPT for many, a protracted time and to now be allotment of the WPT family; it feels so surreal and I’m incredibly grateful,” Aoki said in a press open.
Aoki is an avid poker player who has steadily competed in Hollywood video games towards his megastar friends similar to Dan Bilzerian, a social media icon and GGPoker ambassador. Closing yr, Aoki competed in about a episodes of Poker After Sunless on PokerGO alongside with Bilzerian.
Adding Critical person Vitality to the World Poker Tour
Per a press open, Aoki’s role will most certainly be to serve elevate stamp consciousness for the World Poker Tour, a job that must no longer be a lot of an argument given his already massive social media target audience. The modern WPT ambassador is a respected musician and account producer. He’s for the time being touring the nation alongside with his subsequent stop in Chicago on the TAO Chicago nightclub on Friday.
The popular DJ is the son of Rocky Aoki, a restaurateur who founded the Jap cuisine restaurant chain Benihana. Steve Aoki’s partnership with the WPT will embody an invitation-simplest charity poker tournament in mid-2022 benefiting the Aoki Foundation, a non-profit group that raises cash for brain science and study. Minute print of the tournament have not yet been made within the market.
The World Poker Tour will kickoff its 20th season January 21 in Hollywood, Florida with the $3,500 take-in Lucky Hearts Poker Birth on the Seminole Intelligent Rock Lodge and Casino. A total time desk for the most fundamental half of Season XX events were released earlier this week, however the WPT told PokerNews that extra tournaments will most likely be added at a later date.
Aoki has an broad ancient past of playing poker past his appearance on Poker After Sunless. And he’s no longer the most fundamental excessive-profile megastar to derive a most fundamental poker tour. Actor and comedian Vince Vaughn launched “Creep Up and Deal” to start the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Occasion closing desk and must help as Master of Ceremonies for this yr’s WSOP when it moves to Bally’s and Paris on the Las Vegas Strip.
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