Comedian Gerry Dee Sponsored By PokerStars

Comedian Gerry Dee Sponsored By PokerStarsCanadian comedian Gerry Dee has just become the latest celebrity sponsored by PokerStars to promote the online poker behemoth. The 43 year-old started his comedic career back in 2003 after leaving his teaching job and the award winning stand-Up comic currently stars in his own show called Mr. D.
In the show, Gerry Dee plays the part of  schoolteacher Gerry Duncan, inspired by Dee’s ten years spent as a high-school physical education teacher. Talking about his latest deal with PokerStars.net, Gerry Dee commented:
“I’m better at math and statistics than the teacher you see on TV, so I’m not a bad poker player. I’m no pro but I’ve always been a bit of a poker buff. I really admire the skill it takes to compete at the top level. I’m excited about this partnership and am looking forward to improving my game!”
Gerry Dee’s new PokerStars responsibilities will see him appearing in a series of TV commercials promoting free online poker tournaments awarding $20,000 packages to the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in January. Gerry Dee will also be present at the tournament series in the Bahamas and will be making a TV special about his experiences at the Atlantis Resort and Casino situated on the stunning Paradise Island.
Team PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu recently made a special guest appearance on the Mr. D show, which will now air in January 2013 and said he would also help give his fellow Canadian some top poker advice. As Negreanu explains:
“I’ve played poker with quite a few actors over the years and many are surprisingly good players. It will be interesting to see how Gerry does at the PCA. I’m happy to have him join the contingent of Canadian players representing PokerStars, but I think he’ll need a bit of beginner’s luck in the Bahamas!”
Negreanu himself has had some pretty impressive results in recent times at the PCA and in 2011 finished the $100k Super High Roller Event in 2nd for $1 million, and this year the same event in 5th for $250,900. In 2013, the PCA will run from January 6-15, and is expected to be as huge as ever.

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