The top online poker rooms like Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars have many, many poker pros that make up their poker teams. The players represent the poker rooms at live events as well as in online play. Poker rooms will host special competitions in which players can compete against the poker pros as well as the poker pros competing on the site on their own.
Each poker pro has their own sign in name, usually created from their real name or the name they have used when playing online. The online poker rooms continue to add new players as they sign sports stars that begin to take an interest in poker as well as new young pros that are found on the poker scene.
The latest player to be added to a poker team is at PokerStars. PokerStars recently announced they have signed Juan Sebastian Veron an Argentinean soccer star to their online poker team. Veron is a star player in Argentina as his team is working hard to win the 2010 World Cup Championship.
PokerStars announced Veron as an addition to the team via press release. The release stated: “PokerStars has announced that Argentinean International footballer Juan Sebastian “Brujita” Veron is to be the newest of its International Ambassadors.”
PokerStars Marketing Director for Latin America, Sarne Lightman, commented on Vernon’s signing by stating: “It is truly a pleasure for us to have Veron as an Ambassador for PokerStars.net. His sporting and competitive spirit embodies the values of our brand and we feel very proud that this great soccer player decided to represent the number one poker site in the world.” PokerStars signed the soccer star in the hopes that he will help them as they look too grown in the Latin American poker market.
PokerStars has not announced if Veron will be competing in Latin American Poker Tour events, but it seems very likely. But currently Veron is competing in the World Cup. The Argentina team is currently sitting in seventh place worldwide and the team is now in the knockout round of the World Cup. The Argentinean team is currently in the top sixteen teams competing in the World Cup which includes the United States, Brazil, Germany and England.
Poker players and soccer fans will soon be able to find out more about Veron as he will soon get his own bio at the PokerStars website. Once PokerStars has completed his bio write-up players will be able to click on the Team PokerStars link on the homepage of PokerStars and then click on Veron’s name to read more about the soccer star.