CasinoCityTimes.com

Gurus
News
Newsletter
Search News Subscribe
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Related Links
Related News

Gaming News

 

Bernard Lee named spokesperson for Foxwoods

9 February 2010

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino today announced that professional poker player and media personality Bernard Lee has been named official spokesperson for the property's World Poker Tour-branded Poker Room. Foxwoods, a charter member of the WPT, is the first major casino to sponsor a poker professional.

A Wayland, Massachusetts resident, Lee has won more than $1.35 million and three titles on the tournament circuit since becoming a professional poker player three years ago. The Harvard University and Babson College graduate worked as a senior marketing/new business development manager at a Fortune 500 company before finishing 13th — New England's top finisher — in the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Since turning professional, Lee has become one of the busiest poker personalities in the world, hosting shows on television, radio, and the Internet and working as a columnist, commentator, and author. Recognized as "the voice of poker in New England" by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known nationally and worldwide as a poker media personality.

"We're thrilled to add Bernard Lee to the Foxwoods team," said Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises (MPGE) President Michael Speller. "Bernard is such a compelling figure on the poker landscape, and we're certain that his expertise and talent will bring even more excitement and energy to the poker experience at Foxwoods."

Foxwoods Resort Casino is an important part of Lee's poker history. He was among the earliest players to visit the casino when it opened in 1992, and it was the first place he played in a poker tournament, participated in a poker main event, and won a tournament. Lee captured three tournament titles between 2006 and 2008, all at the Foxwoods World Poker Finals.

"If there is such a thing as home-court advantage in poker, for me it's at Foxwoods," Lee said. "I'm proud and humbled that Foxwoods would choose me to be their official spokesperson among the millions of poker players in the world."

Bernard Lee is co-host of ESPN.com's weekly online poker show, "ESPN Inside Deal," and is a poker columnist for the Boston Herald, ESPN.com, PokerNewsDaily.com, and other media outlets. He has released two books, The Final Table, Volume I and Volume II, which are compilations of his Sunday Herald poker columns. He is also an instructor for the WSOP Academy and a poker commentator for the WSOP and New England's Eastern Poker Tour.

Lee will wear the Foxwoods logo at all participating tournaments. Additionally, Lee's radio show, "The Bernard Lee Poker Show," is now officially "Presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino." The show, which debuted in May 2007, airs on 1120 AM in the Boston area and internationally on www.RoundersRadio.com.

Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods have always placed a premium on offering the finest gaming options and promotions. At the six casinos at Foxwoods, there are more than 380 table games with 17 different varieties, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, Caribbean stud poker and pai gow poker, and the only WPT World Poker Room in New England, with 98 tables open around the clock. The casino at MGM Grand at Foxwoods features 60 table games, including blackjack, roulette, craps, Spanish 21, and 3-card poker. Together, the seven casinos offer more than 7,200 slots, a Rolling Chip program that rewards frequent players, Wide Area Progressive slot machines, High Stakes Bingo, free online play, and Ultimate Race Book.

To learn more about Foxwoods, visit www.foxwoods.com. To learn more about Bernard Lee, visit www.bernardleepoker.com.

< Gaming News