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Scotty Nguyen joins Expekt as poker ambassador

14 May 2009

Gzira, Malta (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker legend and World Champion Scotty Nguyen is the new exclusive poker ambassador at online gaming company The contract starts at May 15.

"This will be fun, baby. I am looking forward to working with and make their successful poker even more popular," says Scotty Nguyen.

Nguyen, nick-named "The Prince of Poker," has won over $10 million in tournament winnings, and is, without doubt, one of the world's most recognized poker players of all time with his unique charisma and merits.

Why, Scotty?
"I like and its plans. It will be fun to be part of's future and help them to make their successful poker even more popular."

What will you do?
"I will, for example do an exclusive video blog twice a month, plus write a column once a month where I will focus on poker strategy. Overall, I will be the face of Poker and play WSOP and more live tournaments in the late summer and autumn. It will be great fun, baby."

Nguyen became World Champion back in 1998 when he won the WSOP Main Event. He is currently the only player in the world who has won both the WSOP Main Event and the $50,000 WSOP H.O.R.S.E event. He won the massive H.O.R.S.E title last year in 2008, a title viewed by many to prove whom is the best all round player on the planet with the huge buy-in and challenging structure.

"We are really looking forward to working with Scotty," says Dan Vikman, PR manager at "He is the prince of poker and our poker customers have an exciting 2009 to look forward to with Scotty onboard."

Scotty Nguyen fact file
Age: 46
Date of Birth: 10/28/1962
Birthplace: Nha Trang,Vietnam
Nickname: The Prince of Poker

Career Highlights

  • 2009: LA Poker Classic H.O.R.S.E, 1st $339,743
  • 2008: WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E, 1st $1,989,120
  • 2008: European Poker Championship _20,000 High Roller Event, $251,776
  • 2007: WSOP Main Event Championship, 11th $476,926
  • 2006: WPT Legends of Poker, 6th $133,095
  • 2006: WPT Gold Strike Open, 1st $969,421
  • 2005: WPT Jack Binion World Poker Open, 4th $336,282
  • 2004: Festa Al Lago III $2000 Final, 1st 185,653
  • 2004: WPT Mirage Poker Showdown, 5th $121,509
  • 2004: WPT Part Poker Million, 6th $129.342
  • 2001: Foxwoods World Poker Final 1st $ 159,600
  • 2001: WSOP $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better 1st $ 207,580
  • 2001: WSOP $2,500 Omaha (pot limit) 1st $ 178,480
  • 1998: WSOP Main Event $10,000 No Limit Holdem, 1st $1,000,000

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