Celebrities Join The Sky Poker Tour

4th March, 2010

Sky Poker is preparing to welcome a host of celebrities to its sell out live tour.

Horse racing pundit, John McCririck; Kitty Lea, of Front Magazine; former Tottenham, Chelsea and Portsmouth midfielder, Micky Hazard and Johnny Nelson, former WBO Cruiserweight World Champion will all take part in the 150 seat tournament on Saturday 6th March 2010.

In addition to playing on Sky Poker and the odd celebrity tournament, John also plays poker whenever he is in Las Vegas. When asked about the differences between poker and horse racing, John said: “The big difference is that in poker you make the decisions, with other betting events you are betting on other people, that is why poker is so popular. It is your fault whether you win or not!”

Model, actress and DJ, Kitty Lea first got introduced to poker through an ex-boyfriend, whoplayed poker professionally. Kitty likes to play poker as often as her schedule allows, or when she is in the mood: “I don’t want to be playing when I’m tired and grumpy as I will just end up losing,” Kitty says.

Ex professional footballer, Mickey Hazard plays poker frequently at home, but also when he appears on Sky Poker. In fact his best result in a poker tournament was in the Sky Poker 500, in which he finished ninth. When comparing poker to football Mickey said: “The similarity is that you have to use your brain to think and outthink and outmaneuver the opposition.”

Johnny Nelson is Sheffield’s own WBO Cruiserweight World Champion. Johnny plays poker on a regular basis and has also appeared on Sky Poker. He says that “the meaning ‘poker face’ is something all boxers need to succeed.”

Tickets for the Luton leg of the Sky Poker Tour are sold out, however you can qualify for seats for the remaining legs of the Sky Poker Tour in Glasgow on 8th May, Swansea on 10th July and Nottingham on 11th and 12th of September just visit Sky Poker.

By Carol

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