WPT adds Doyle Brunson to expanding lineup of ambassadors
June 22, 2022
The World Poker Tour has welcomed Poker Hall of Fame inductee and WPT Champions Club member Doyle Brunson to its expanding lineup of World Poker Tour (WPT) ambassadors. Doyle Brunson will attend WPT events and work alongside online partners in promotional efforts. Under his new ambassadorship, poker players and fans will have opportunities to meet with Doyle throughout the WPT live tournament schedule. “Doyle has been a part of the World Poker Tour from the very beginning,” said Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour CEO. “I was there for his WPT Legends of Poker victory in 2004 when he joined the WPT Champions Club, and to also be here to welcome him to the WPT family after all this time feels surreal.”
In his younger years, Doyle Brunson progressed quickly from a scouted basketball player to a poker enthusiast, then to a professional gambler. His poker career is considered to be one of the most decorated of all-time, and he is one of the only poker players to ever become a member of the WPT Champions Club, a WSOP Main Event Winner, and a Poker Hall of Fame inductee. In addition, he has written several formative poker strategy books and played in some of the highest stakes cash games in the world. “I’ve said this many times before, but it bears repeating: we don’t stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing,” said Doyle Brunson.