Lewis Hamilton Seen Revving To Go At GGPoker
Six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was recently seen playing high-stakes online Poker alongside Poker greats Isaac Haxton, Niklas Astedt, Artur Martirosian, and Christian Rudolph in the $1.25 million-guaranteed Event #7 of the GGPoker High Rollers Week. His appearance almost immediately sparked speculation over whether he may soon be named the Poker giant’s newest brand ambassador, but GGPoker has insisted that Hamilton was merely making a guest appearance.
Insiders have however hinted at the fact that Hamilton is indeed a likely new brand alliance – something many believe is a likelihood further supported by the Poker advertising boards seen popping up during recent Formula 1 events and official races.
GGPoker is currently completing another stellar High Rollers Week set to complete on November 15 – with guaranteed prize money of $22 million in cash prizes up for grabs across twenty-five events on the online felt.
Hamilton Joins The A-Squad
But Hamilton is of course not the first top sports personality to have adopted Poker as a go-to game in their free time. Cristiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, and even FC Barcelona star Gerard Piqué have shown themselves regular competitors on the felt. So celebrated a Poker player is Piqué, that the Barcelona star walked away from last year’s EPT Barcelona €25,000 Single Day High Roller Event a second-place finisher and winner of a super €352,950 in prize money.
With online Poker sites traditionally eager to market their brands with the help of sports stars and celebrities, it should come as no surprise that GGPoker are showing in interest in famous sports people playing Poker on their platform.
Track And Felt
Hamilton, unlike the likes of Gerard Piqué and many others, didn’t emerge nearly the master on the felt as what he is on the track. Instead of adding another record win to his name, the six-time F1 champ finished among the bottom-rankers of the competition by placing 113th out of a field of 130 players.
GGPoker’s team of official brand ambassadors include Canadian Poker professional Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, German pro Fedor Holz, and top-ranked Brazilian national Felipe “Mojave” Ramos.
Previously part of the team also was Bryn Kenney, the Number 1 player on The Hendon Mob’s all-time money list. Kenney, who hails from New York, was the online Poker platform’s very first high-profile signing back in 2018.
Kenney also currently tops Poker’s All Time Money List – with a crazy $56,403.506 recorded in tournament winnings.