It was recently announced that Shane Lynch of popular singing group Boyzone has joined with Ladbrokes Poker. Lynch is the latest player to sign with the online poker room and he is excited to become part of the organization.
Lynch will be part of Ladbrokes for one year as his contract is not up until March 2011. Lynch will be sponsored by Ladbrokes to compete in events around the world. Lynch has stated he is excited about trying the game of poker and he will be working as a role model for beginner players.
It was back in 2008 that Lynch competed in his first big tournament. Lynch substituted for Ronan Keating in the Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival and this gave him his first taste of the poker world. LynchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deal with Ladbrokes will see him competing in live tournaments as well as living the VIP poker life style. He will also be competing in the upcoming World Series of Poker while representing the online poker room.
Ladbrokes has stated that if Lynch does well and finishes in the top 100 then they will give a cash donation to the charity of ShaneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s choice. Lynch commented on his foray into the poker industry by stating: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d always been a bit intimidated by the poker scene; IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d seen it on TV and found the whole thing a bit baffling. But having spent time with the Ladbrokes players at a few events last year, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen that you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to be an expert to give it a go. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really looking forward to getting into this poker journey, learning more and having some great fun along the way.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Kate McLennan Head of Ladbrokes Poker said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shane is the perfect ambassador for Ladbrokespoker.com Ã¢â‚¬â€œ heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great guy and totally down to earth. We want to show that poker is for everyone. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not like other sites that spend huge amounts on poker professionals that their players will never be able to relate to.Ã‚Â Ladbrokespoker.com is the site thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s friendly, accessible, where all ages and abilities come together.Ã‚Â Poker takes a moment to learn and a lifetime to master. With Shane, we want to show that anyone can give it a go and have fun.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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