Online poker websites are loaded with players who dream of someday landing a pro sponsorship contract. That dream became a reality for poker pro Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen when she joined the pro roster at Ultimate Poker.
Perhaps online poker’s winningest female cash player of all-time, the 29-year-old Andersen started playing online poker in 2003. A $50 deposit turned into a career which led to signing a contract with UP yesterday and joining the likes of Jason Somerville, Jeremy Ausmus, and Antonio Esfandiari in representing Team U and regulated poker in the U.S.
“I’m very excited to begin a new chapter in my poker career as I sign on as the newest member of Team U,” Andersen said. “I’m looking forward to my return to the online poker tables and the first legal online poker site in the United States seems like the perfect place to do it!”
Andersen is known to many via her appearance in the documentary titled “Bet Raise Fold” that told the story of online poker. The life of “dmoongirl” as a professional player was chronicled in the broadcast, which allowed Andersen to gain a considerable amount of notoriety.
With female players making up only a small percentage of the poker community, successful pros such as Andersen are instrumental in attracting more ladies to the game. That fact has not been lost on the executives at UP, who consider “dmoongirl” to be an excellent addition to the pro roster.
“We’re excited to add Danielle to Team U,” said UP Chief Marketing & Operations Officer Joe Versaci. “We love the energy that she brings to the online arena with her competitive attitude.”
Anderson will be playing under the “dmoongirl” moniker at UP. Take a look at this video of Andersen signing her pro sponsorship contract, compliments of PokerTube.