There are many online poker rooms available online today and many of these poker rooms have professional poker teams or sponsored pros that represent their site. Sponsored pros and pro team members will represent the site at major land tournaments as well as in online play. Online poker rooms use their pros to bring in players to their sites.
Online poker rooms are constantly adding new pros to their sites as team members or sponsored pros and the latest addition to an online poker room is Lacey Jones. The beautiful poker pro has been added as a sponsored pro at Full Tilt Poker.
Jones is no stranger to big online poker rooms. She was a sponsored player with Absolute Poker for some time but just a few weeks ago she announced her split with the poker room. The revelation of Jones leaving the card room came via online on various online forums.
News came out that Lacey was leaving Absolute Poker and a spokesperson for the CEREUS commented to Poker News Daily that : “We wish Lacey only the best in her future endeavors and know that she will be successful in whatever she chooses.” The split between the two seemed to be amicable which does not happen every time a player parts ways with an online poker room. Both the online poker room and Lacey seem to have nothing but nice things to say about each other which is great.
Now the news has broke that Lacey is now sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. Right after she announced she was leaving Absolute Poker, it was announced that she would be a presenter for the Full Tilt Doubles Poker Championship which will take place in mid-July. This is when everyone pretty much assumed that Lacey would eventually sign with Full Tilt.
Lacey is known as a poker player but she is also known for her hosting abilities. Lacey is a great host and she has been a spokesperson for the Canadian Poker Tour as well as working with KSINO Clothing. Lacey is now busy competing in the 2010 World Series of Poker.
She competed in Event #22 which was the Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship. This event had a buy-in of $1,000 and a prize pool was created of $948,600 with 1,054 players competing. The tournament had a tough field and Lacey was able to outlast a good bit of the competition as she finished in 41st place. She may not have won the bracelet but she did do well and earned $4097 for her efforts. The event was eventually won by Vanessa Hellebuyck who earned $192,132.
Lacey will now continue to compete in events and furthering her career in the industry. Working with Full Tilt will help the poker pro go even further in the industry. Lacey will continue to get hosting gigs as she is a great host and beautiful as well.