Peter Eastgate Joins Team BetfairFebruary 22, 2012 12:15 pm
In June, 2010, Peter Eastgate retired from playing poker professionally having notched up a huge $10,840,87 throughout his short career, including winning the 2008 WSOP Main Event for $9,152,416.
Subsequently, the Danish pro left his sponsored site PokerStars, before then auctioning off his WSOP bracelet with the $147,500 proceeds going to UNICEF.
However, Eastgate subsequently returned to the live circuit 10 months later, sponsored by PokerStars to compete in the EPT Copenhagen and the NBC Heads Up Championship.
Since then, the 26 year-old has cashed in just one live event, the €5,000 EPT Berlin, where he finished 95th for a €10,000 ($14,232) payday.
However, despite his absence of results from any high profile competitions, Peter Eastgate has now been recruited by Betfair to join their team of pros, which also include John Tabatabai and Hans Martin Vogl.
Eastgate will take on his endorsement duties starting at the 2012 WSOP Main Event in July, where he will sporting the site’s official logo. Talking with Betfair about his love for the game and his aspirations for the future, Eastgate commented:
“I had a 10 month hiatus where I didn’t play poker and then I felt the lust to play poker again because I still enjoy the game and there’s still a lot of challenges to the game. I’m not by any means the best player in the world so there’s still a lot of challenges.”
Also joining Betfair is fellow Danish pro Stefan Raffay (pictured right), with the two players then helping to promote PokerStars in Denmark. Commenting on their latest signings, Betfair Danish country manager Peter Weinreich said:
“We are delighted to sign two of the the most successful and professional poker players in Denmark. We hope their expertise and popularity in the poker community will be a positive relationship for both parties.”