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Poker Icon Jamie Gold Will Captain The Commerce Casino & Hotel’s Professional Poker Team

James Murphy
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  • The Commerce Casino & Hotel has announced that poker icon Jamie Gold will captain the property’s professional poker team.
  • Gold won the main event of the World Series of Poker in 2006 taking down $12 million USD for his victory.
  • Prior to becoming a full time poker pro, Gold was a talent agent in Hollywood.

The Commerce Casino & Hotel is excited to announce that Jamie Gold will serve as the Team Captain and Coach for their professional poker team as they prepare for the WSOP 2023/2024 circuit in Los Angeles and the $100 million WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this July. Jamie Gold, a legendary figure in the poker world, will bring his strategic brilliance and extensive experience to guide the team to success.

Jamie Gold, who etched his name into poker history by winning the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, is well known in the poker community. With 8,773 entrants and an $87,000,000 prize pool, Gold’s first-place prize of $12,000,000 was the largest in WSOP history until 2023. Known for his strategic prowess, relentless aggression, and engaging table talk, Gold captivated audiences and left a lasting impact on the poker world. His habit of consuming blueberries at the final table became part of his distinctive persona.

Before his illustrious poker career, Gold ran an entertainment company representing talents like Jimmy Fallon, James Gandolfini, Donnie Wahlberg, Brandy and Ray J, Felicity Huffman, and Jeffrey Wright. As an ambassador, Gold has hosted and emceed over 360 major celebrity charity events, raising and donating over $600 million for causes worldwide, with a special commitment to ALS in memory of his father, Dr. Robert Gold.

This partnership between The Commerce Casino & Hotel and the WSOP is set to revolutionize the poker landscape, creating new benchmarks of excellence and innovation. Gold, who began his poker journey at The Commerce Casino & Hotel, expressed his excitement about this collaboration: “Thirty years ago, my journey into the world of poker commenced at The Commerce Casino & Hotel. It holds a special place in my heart as the first casino where I ever played, and where I clinched my inaugural tournament victory, long before records were kept. My legend was born at The Commerce and my public legend was born at The World Series of Poker. Now, as The World Series of Poker joins hands with The Commerce Casino & Hotel, it feels like the merging of two pivotal chapters of my life. A real dream come true!”

Gold is honored to lead The Commerce Casino’s professional poker team: “Stepping into the role of team captain for The Commerce Casino’s professional poker team fills me with a profound sense of honor and excitement. It’s not merely a duty, but a privilege to guide and mentor such a talented group of players. Together, we’ll fuse our strategic prowess, refined skills, and unwavering passion for the game to make an impact at the tables.”

Jonathan Ing, The Commerce Casino & Hotel poker executive, emphasized the value Gold brings: “As Commerce Casino & Hotel’s Team Captain for the WSOP 2023/2024 circuit, Jamie Gold brings a wealth of experience, strategic insight, and relentless determination to help lead our team to victory. We are honored to have him at the helm and eagerly anticipate the success that awaits under his leadership.”

The WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas offers poker fans the chance to witness The Commerce Poker Pro Team in action. Additionally, Gold will co-host a “Beat the Legends” event on May 21st alongside 17-Time WSOP Bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. This event, featuring Gold and Hellmuth against the newly-minted 20-member Commerce Poker Pro Team, will be available to stream on GG Poker.

The partnership between The Commerce Casino & Hotel and WSOP, with Jamie Gold at the helm, is set to elevate the professional poker scene, creating memorable experiences and showcasing top-tier talent in upcoming events.

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