Vanessa Rousso, Xuan Liu End Sponsorship Deals With Respective Sites

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Demonstrating the difficulty for poker professionals to either get or maintain their sponsorships with online poker site, two of the more prominent female poker professionals in the business have recently announced the end of their sponsorship deals with their respective sites. Earlier this week, PokerStars announced that Vanessa Rousso would no longer be a member… Read more »

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Meet The Grindettes – Poker’s Newest Femmes Fatale

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So far this year, the impact of women on the game of poker has been outstanding. Xuan Liu kicked the year off right for the ladies, becoming the first woman to ever make the final table of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, then followed that up by driving deep at the World Series of Poker in… Read more »

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Tatjana “TattyTats” Pasalic Renews Sponsorship Deal With Bodog

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With the 2012 World Series of Poker on the horizon, poker professional Tatjana “TattyTats” Pasalic and Bodog announced earlier this week that they have renewed their sponsorship deal until at least 2013. The excitement of the renewed deal might have been a bit much for Pasalic, who Tweeted the news even prior to the announcement… Read more »

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Annette Obrestad Signs Deal With Poker Royalty

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For many professional poker players, the opportunities for endorsements – either around the game of poker or outside of the game in the mainstream market – can be few and far between. As a result, many have taken the track of signing with poker agents who can be particularly forceful in gaining the player that… Read more »

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Evelyn Ng Re-Signs with Bodog

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In an announcement over her Twitter account, poker pro Evelyn Ng announced that her longtime sponsor Bodog has re-upped her deal and she will remain as the face of the site. On Wednesday afternoon, Ng excitedly Tweeted the news to her 10,000-plus followers. In a simple statement prior to the beginning of action at the… Read more »

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Vanessa Rousso Selling Lamborghini Gallardo on eBay

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If you are a well-known poker player who has something valuable to sell, it looks like this is the right time to put your items on the market.  Peter Eastgate put up a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, as did Eskimo Clark.  Now, Team PokerStars pro Vanessa Rousso is offering up her yellow 2007… Read more »

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Maria Ho Signs with UB.com

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Maria Ho, the last woman standing in the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, has joined UB.com. The 27 year-old becomes the newest face of the CEREUS Network site, which recently saw the departures of Billy “Patrolman35” Kopp, Matt “mattg1983” Graham, and Michael Binger. Ho was elated to be joining Team UB, whose… Read more »

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Liv Boeree Joins Team PokerStars Pro

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Fresh off another successful cycle of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), PokerStars made another big announcement on Tuesday. U.K. poker pro Liv Boeree was named the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro a few months after leaving UB.com. Boeree became one of the game’s hottest commodities after winning the PokerStars European Poker Tour… Read more »

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Liv Boeree Officially Departs Team UB

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While having the finest year of her young poker career, Liv Boeree has officially left the Team UB stable, making her a highly prized free agent for other online poker rooms. Back on July 8th, Poker News Daily first reported during coverage of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event that Boeree was not… Read more »

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Carbon Poker Signs Shannon Elizabeth

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This week, the USA-friendly online poker site Carbon Poker inked “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth to become its newest sponsored pro. Elizabeth, who has briefly been sponsored by other online poker rooms, will now join the flagship site of the Merge Gaming Network. Carbon Poker spokesperson Peter Hampton commented in a press release distributed by… Read more »

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Vanessa Rousso Signs Endorsement Deal With EQ Labs

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Announced earlier this week, Team PokerStars Pro member Vanessa Rousso has signed an endorsement deal with EQ Labs, makers of EQ Energy Drink. Rousso, who is also a spokesperson for Go Daddy, joins a roster of international celebrities that are currently enjoying the benefits of “The Smart Energy Drink.” For those who don’t know, EQ… Read more »

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2010 Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

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The Women In Poker Hall of Fame has announced the names of seven ladies nominated for induction in 2010, of which two will be enshrined during ceremonies in September. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame, founded by the Ladies International Poker Series and sponsored by CardPlayer Magazine, is designed to honor women who have… Read more »

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Poker Pro Tiffany Michelle Celebrates 26th Birthday at Crystals

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UB.com’s Tiffany Michelle turned the big two-six last week and to celebrate, she had a Friday night of dinner and dancing at Crystals, part of the new CityCenter development in Las Vegas. Michelle was joined by fellow Team UB pros Liv Boeree and Adam “Roothlus” Levy, sponsored adult film actress Samantha Ryan, Absolute Poker’s Trishelle… Read more »

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Lacey Jones Joins Full Tilt Poker

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Although she is not listed as a pro or friend of the site, former Absolute Poker diva Lacey Jones has joined the ranks of Full Tilt Poker. A Tweet from Jones’ management agency, Poker Royalty, read, “Congrats to Poker Royalty client @laceyjones on her new sponsorship with Full Tilt Poker.” Prior to the start of… Read more »

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Lacey Jones Leaves Absolute Poker

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In a surprising announcement before the start of the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP), top female player/model/poker announcer Lacey Jones has revealed that she has parted ways with Absolute Poker. According to a posting on the Bryan Micon/Todd Witteles owned poker forum Donkdown.com, Micon said that Jones informed him that she had left one-half… Read more »

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Katja Thater Wins EPT Mixed Games Title

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PokerStars sponsored pro Katja Thater has taken down the Season 6 European Poker Tour (EPT) Mixed Games Player of the Year title. A press release distributed by PokerStars explains the origin of the award: “The EPT Mixed Games Award acknowledges the achievement of players who thrive in the world of the more obscure poker variations… Read more »

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BleacherReport.com Lists 30 Sexiest Female Poker Players

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Sports news website BleacherReport.com published a list of the “Top 30 Sexiest Female Poker Players of All-Time” over the weekend, proving, if nothing else, that anyone can make a list. Bleacher Report is an “open source” sports network, a sports news site that allows anyone to post an article.  Its goal is to “empower the… Read more »

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2010 Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

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For the first time ever, the poker playing public will be able to submit nominations for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2010. The induction ceremonies will be held over Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas. Nominations will only be accepted until April 30th. Eleven days later, the official ballot will be… Read more »

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Win a Date with Poker Pro Tiffany Michelle

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On April 28th, the USA-friendly online poker site UB.com is offering members an opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime date with sponsored pro Tiffany Michelle through a unique freeroll. The tournament also features a $2,000 prize pool. Michelle is a former contestant on the CBS reality series “Amazing Race,” which she competed in alongside Maria Ho.… Read more »

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