888poker and PokerStars add new team pros
888poker has announced the addition of Mixed Martial Arts star Georges St-Pierre to its roster of team pros. PokerStars also added a new name to its Team PokerStars Online by welcoming Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin.
888poker and PokerStars continue to expand the two sites' pro teams with the addition of MMA star Georges St-Pierre for 888 and online PLO grinder Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin for PokerStars.

Born in Canada, Georges St-Pierre is the current welterweight world champion of the UFC, and is widely acknowledged to be one of the best MMA fighters of his generation.

He will join the ambitious 888poker pro team and will begin his pro career at the upcoming WSOP 2012, where he will be donning the 888 logo for the first time.

Having signed a one-year contract, St-Pierre will also play in a number of other big live events, as well as he will take part in a handful of online events and promotions for his new sponsor.

"I am very excited to become a global brand ambassador for Team 888poker," St-Pierre said in a press release.

"I have wanted to play poker for a while now as it is a great game of skill. It's not just your cards versus my cards; it's you versus your opponent. However, the most important aspect of my partnership with 888poker is that we are going to generate a great deal of money for my foundation that dedicates its efforts towards anti-bullying causes," he added.

Meanwhile, Team PokerStars Online also added a new name to its lineup, following the signing of Australian PLO specialist Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin.

Bhasin is a long-time regular of the PLO tournament games on PokerStars and revealed to have fulfilled a dream by penning a pro contract with the world's largest online poker site.

"I feel incredibly humbled and honored to have been chosen to be a part of Team PokerStars Online," Bhasin told the PokerStars Blog.

"It has been a dream of mine for a while now, and to actually see it come true is an incredible feeling."

Bhasin further revealed to be looking to use his new position to promote PLO variation further - a game which has brought him his biggest tournament cash to date after he finished second in the 2010 $2,100 PLO SCOOP event for $40,800.
45 years ago
Good Luck George can`t wait to" submit you "at the freeroll on the 24th @ 888poker!
2 years ago
4715
Very smart move on GSP and 888 parts. hes still out awhile and this will open him up to a whole new market to make $$$.
2 years ago
Yeah Good luck to George can wait to see him success as a Pro.
2 years ago
Yes good luck george to the pro poker , and hope you much success in it
2 years ago
Its simply crazy...
If you are a media star, you receveid directly a free bankroll to showing 'pro'...
But if you are 40 time in a year ITM in Sunday Million, you are unknow and you receveid bullshit...

And you applaud that ??? lol
2 years ago
146
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Extremely savy business move by GSP especially with his injury. I believe the marriage between UFC and poker is a great one as both share a similar fan base. Hopefully it will draw some more fish to the tables.
2 years ago
1139
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GodlikeRoy is a catchy nick lol Bhasin is an indian surname so m confused he is australian maybe he changed citizenship and living in Australia now. interesting to have martial arts champ become poker pro i guess if Obama can make time for poker anyone can!
2 years ago
888 poker site is really developing to a good room.
2 years ago
It's great that the poker rooms give opportunity to new players on their team.
So have the opportunity to meet new faces in poker profecional.


2 years ago
1880
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I played in the GSP $5000 freeroll tonight But went out early when my pp QQ ran in to AA!!! ho hummmm

2 years ago
1139
9
Omg pricey it wud have been nice if u would have won. that was a big game for sure! we wud all be v.happy on poker.org if u win tht. better luck for next time hopefully then u dnt go out early and stay till the end with careful patient play this sound funny coming from me i can b v.impulsive sometimes i bet high for no reason lol But def. qq is v.strong hand it bad luck u ran into aa otherwise u cud hav won
2 years ago
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