From athlete to card shark: why sports pros play poker
By Samantha Rea
When Cristiano Ronaldo signed up to promote PokerStars.com earlier this year, it was safe to assume that he had sampled the online gaming site's offerings.
The football star had previously posted photos of himself playing poker, and spoken at length about his passion for the game.
Nor is he unusual: tennis champion Rafael Nadal and former international cricketer Shane Warne are among many other sporting superstars, current and former, who have turned their hand to poker – whether in high-stakes casino competitions or ritualised games with teammates.
So what is the allure of... read more
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