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Later this summer, the World Series of Poker will hold their first-ever online bracelet event on Players in Nevada can play to the final table of a bracelet event completely online and then travel to the Rio to battle for the bracelet.

Phil Hellmuth

The 14-time bracelet winner seems the most obvious choice for sponsorship. Phil has been the benchmark for success at the WSOP since the late 1980’s and will continue to be so for the next decade or more. He can dodge virtual bullets, baby.

Allen Kessler

Despite never having won a WSOP bracelet (three runner-up finishes), Allen Kessler has enjoyed success at the World Series of Poker. With 40 career cashes and counting, it seems a matter of time before he finally wins a bracelet.

Known as a structure guru, “Chainsaw” would be the perfect person to bring on board to make sure that events give the maximum value possible to players. With Kessler, can be a “cut above the rest.”

Jennifer Tilly

Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly is no slouch in the poker world and would be a great addition to the lineup. Her fun and flirty demeanor will keep players coming back. You also get the added benefit of Phil Laak who could be an add-on sponsor.

Gavin Smith

While we could go on about Gavin Smith’s accomplishments at the table, most of us just want to play with him because he likes to drink and party. Give him a sponsorship and a Twitch channel, add booze and watch the railbirds join. “Drink your way to a bracelet” could be the tagline.

Barbara Enright

It is important to recognized and celebrate the game’s past and the addition of Barbara Enright would be a great way to do so. The first (and only) woman to make a WSOP Main Event final table in Vegas, Barbara is also one of only three women to hold three WSOP bracelets.

Enright is still a fierce player who regularly performs well on the West Coast circuit, so she would be more than just a figurehead. Couple her game with her knowledge and stories of years past and she could be a favorite among players.


If you don’t think Kevin Mathers, aka Kevmath, isn’t valuable to the poker community then you haven’t been following his Twitter account this summer. He is already the unpaid, unofficial voice of the WSOP and answers every mundane question that has normally been handled or ignored in the past by WSOP officials.

Steal him away from Bluff and Kevmath could become the official voice of Chat and play with him daily from his underground lair and see if you can “Stack the Kevmath.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The trial blazing, eyebrow raising, jabroni beating, pie eating, wallets stacked fat with cash, gonna put his boot in your ass, people’s champion The Rock would be an awesome addition to

When not filming his latest blockbuster film, The Rock can whip the candy asses of all the players at while laying the verbal smack down. Do you smell what the Rock is cooking’?


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*Dear Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, due to answer constraints, you couldn’t be added to the poll, but you know you’d win it hands down. And that’s a bet many of us would take!

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James Guill

James Guill began his poker career in 2006, spending two years traveling the US tournament circuit. Since 2008, he has covered the game extensively for some of the biggest names in the industry. When not writing about the latest poker news, he can be found hunting for antique treasures in Central Virginia.