Publish Date: 07/17/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Former NBA star Tony Parker hosted a friendly invitation-only poker of The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada. The poker venue, Bally’s Hotel and Casino, was only three miles away from the Summer League court as he was seen supporting his former team San Antonio Spurs this past week at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center. Check out the best new bookmakers!
The World Series of Poker is known as the largest gaming event in the world with over $3.5 billion in the prize pool, including the gold bracelet as a tournament trophy. Therefore, in celebration of it, Parker invited his friends and the media to attend his friendly invitation-only Poker Tournament.
According to ClutchPoints, Parker described how the poker went and what led him to host it. “I’ve played a lot of Poker in the plane with my teammates,” he noted. “So now that I got a little bit more time, I can play in the WSOP, so it’s been a pretty cool experience.”
This weekend, The World Series of Poker is already on the final stage, including Espen Jorstad, Matthew Su, Matija Dobric, Aaron Duczak, John Eames, Adrian Attenborough, Michael Duek, Jeffrey Farnes, Asher Conniff, and Philippe Souki.
The finalists advanced to the final after qualifying for the main event with a total of 8,663 contestants.
Currently, there are three remaining contestants in the final stage, namely Jorstad with $298,000,000 chips, Attenborough with $149,800,000 chips, and Duek with the fewest $72,100,000 chips.
Furthermore, the winner of The World Series of Poker will be selected as World Champion. What’s more, the winner can expect $10,000,000 in prize money, which will be awarded in the WSOP’s new home of Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s.
As a reward, the newly crowned champion will receive a Jostens bracelet weighing 500 grams of 10 karats white and yellow gold.