Gianluigi Buffon, 32, won the World Cup back in 2006 with his Italy. And right now he and the rest of the Italian team are preparing for 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Gianluigi is according to many one of the world's best and most successful goalkeepers ever. Even though Gianluigi probably is super busy with his football career, he still seems to have some spare time for other interests as [...] Read more » Gianluigi signs with PokerStars
Joined: May '10
Age: 41 (M)
Gianluigi Buffon was really one of the best goalkeepers in the world and probably he still is one of the best. I don`t know about he`s poker skills but probably this deal with PS it`s just for publicity.
Yeah for sure but as he said, he likes to play the game and surely will play for fun rather than the money... BUT you never reject the chance to win BIG extra money if you'll be sponsored to play the 10k WSOP main event, don't you?
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
didnt they do this before... signing a footy star or was it an american footy star....? im not sure. Still i bet it gets a lot of news coverage and thus generate plenty of advitising for then... a good little gimic to boost the PS portfolio...hahaha But seriously if he can play decent poker then good luck to him. It doesnt say how much he'll be getting for it..... Next thing you know they'll be hiring Gordon Brown....hahahahaha im sure he can hold two cards in the same hand.
Joined: May '10
Age: 42 (M)
I didnt know PokerStars were also signing up celebrity amateurs. I mean, this is really looking good for the site and for the game as a whole, to have professional athletes sign up to play for a particular site means that either they are dedicating some serious time in the game, or that they have a big interest in it.