Very few of the poker players of the world win gold bracelets at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) every year - let alone 'the' gold bracelet, the one that comes as the world's greatest poker trophy in the Main Event. Even fewer poker players ever have a poker room named after them. The famous poker players that come to mind that have a room honoring their accomplishments are Bobby Baldwin who won the 1978 WSOP - Bobby's Room at Bellagio; Phil Ivey, eight-time WSOP bracelet winner - The Ivey Room at Aria…that's it!
Just two players with rooms named after them.
Until now that is. The newly renovated Tropicana poker room has become the Jamie Gold Poker Room. Jamie Gold, 2006 WSOP Main Event champion will be the Tropicana's poker ambassador and spokesperson. Look for Gold to make daily appearances until the poker room officially launches in mid-January and then on a monthly schedule after that.
“This deal with Tropicana covers everything I could have ever wanted in a relationship with a major Las Vegas Strip resort and it will serve as my anchor and the conduit to all of my future poker and philanthropic endeavors,” Gold said. “I really couldn’t be more excited!”
Gold's poker career kicked off publicly when he won the 2006 WSOP and took home $12 million for his victory. Gold has been quite active in raising money for organizations like the Global Creative Forum and the United Nations, this after his career was marred by a controversy. Gold signed with Poker Players International (PPI) in 2011 and entered a number of business ventures including www.jamiegold.com and www.freegoldpoker.com.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jamie to the Tropicana family,” stated Melissa Steinberg, vice president of entertainment and casino operations at Tropicana Las Vegas. “This new poker room is sure to not only create unique and memorable gaming experiences for our guests, but will also give them the opportunity of a lifetime to play with one of the most iconic poker players of our time.”