Las Vegas, NV (August 10, 2016) -- Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker® TV network, today announced that Brian Rast, Maria Ho and Tom Marchese have become Ambassadors for the network. The famed professional poker players will help launch innovative and creative new events and programming for the network.
As Poker Central Ambassadors, Rast, Ho and Marchese will guide Poker Central in creating exciting new tournaments, live and promotional events, and contribute editorial content. With Rast, Ho and Marchese on board, this doubles the lineup of professional poker players working with Poker Central, as Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari joined in 2015.
About Brian Rast
Turning a $25,000 buy-in at a satellite game into a seat at Poker Central’s very first Super High Roller Bowl® last year, Brian Rast used that seat to win it all — walking away with first prize of $7.5 million. This would be a great rags-to-riches story, except that Brian was already a millionaire powerhouse player with 2 WSOP bracelets and $9 million in winnings, before his Super High Roller Bowl win. Brilliant, relaxed, yet outspoken, Brian has more than $16 million in winnings today.
About Maria Ho
Maria Ho is a professional poker player and TV personality, born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in the U.S. She's amassed over $2.6 million dollars in earnings and is ranked one of the top female players in the world. Maria’s live results include 41 WSOP cashes, 3 WSOP final tables, 5 WPT cashes, 2 World Poker Tour final tables and 11 other final tables on the tour. Ho is the only player to be the WSOP Main Event Last Woman Standing three times over (2007, 2011/Europe and 2014) and, in 2013, became the first woman in history hired to a poker television show as the strategic commentator. She competed on the Emmy-winning 15th season of The Amazing Race and can currently be seen as a co-host on The Final Table.
About Tom Marchese
Young, feared and tough, Tom is a relatively new player who exploded onto the circuit only a few years ago. With $13 million in winnings, Tom, at the ripe old age of 28, has 10 career titles, 76 cashes, and a whopping four $1 million+ wins to his name, including his 6th place win at Poker Central’s inaugural 2015 Super High Roller Bowl. After years of online poker, Tom was finally old enough to play in casinos in 2010. This amazing rookie not only put $2 million in earnings in his pocket his first year, he also won 2010 Card Player of the Year, and by such a huge margin that his point total would have also won him this award in four of the prior five years.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the world’s only 24/7 Poker® TV network. Poker Central’s non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Poker Central offers unique access every day to celebrity players, tips and strategies from the pros, player profiles and exclusive poker tournaments from stunning destinations around the globe. Poker Central is committed to delighting poker enthusiasts and advancing the game of poker worldwide. For more information visit www.pokercentral.com, www.facebook.com/pokercentral and www.twitter.com/pokercentral.
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