Bruno Fitoussi Becomes Partypoker Ambassador

Bruno Fitoussi Becomes Partypoker Ambassador

It seems hardly a month passes by without partypoker having added another top talent to its roster of ambassadors. In July, for instance, Scotland’s Ludovic Geilich became the latest elite player to sign with the site, and just a few days into August he has now been joined by Bruno Fitoussi. The Frenchman is one of the most respected names in poker, with his addition once again affirming partypoker’s commitment to establishing itself as a leading brand in both the online and live arena.

“I am thrilled to join the partypoker LIVE team – partypoker has always held a special place in my heart, so to be working with them is a great privilege for me,” explained Fitoussi. “I have a vast wealth of industry experience that I am excited to share, and I look forward to getting involved with all aspects of the business.”

Live Tournament Success

Partypoker’s latest choice of ambassador has an involvement in the game dating back almost three decades, with the 59-year-old having amassed $2,988,797 in winnings since his first live cash back in 1991. Interestingly, around half of his life-time earnings have been derived from his many successes competing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas each summer.

This includes making a deep run at the 2003 WSOP Main Event and booking an impressive 15th place finish for $65,000, with Chris Moneymaker eventually going on to best the 839 player field to lift the title. In 2007, Fitoussi scored his biggest payday to date after finishing runner-up at the $50k World Championship H.O.R.S.E for $1,278,720, and at this year’s WSOP the player once again fell just short of a coveted bracelet after another runner-up finish, this time at the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better event for $150,990.

Despite enjoying a hugely successful career, Fitoussi has just one tournament victory to his name, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database, which took place in 2001 when he took down the $2,175 World Heads Up Poker Championship for $67,793.

Upcoming Schedule

Bruno Fitoussi is one of the hardest working pros on the circuit, and following his appointment will have plenty of opportunities to represent partypoker and show of their patch at various tournaments around the world. One of his first ports of call will be at the Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham where the partypoker MILLIONS UK tournament series will make a stop from September 29 to October 7. Also on his upcoming itinerary is the Caribbean Poker Party in The Bahamas from November 9-18, and the WPT Deepstacks Deauville in his native France from December 3-9.

Industry Experience

In addition to his playing career, Fitoussi has extensive experience working within the industry. For 20 years, he acted as a poker consultant at the Aviation Club de France (ACF) in his hometown of Paris, and in 1995 was responsible for introducing Texas Hold’em to the iconic gambling club. In addition, he has commented on hundreds of televised poker tournaments over the years, and also founded consulting firm VIP Gaming, where he currently holds the position of  President.

In 2004, Fitoussi also entered the European Poker Hall of Fame, where he joined other illustrious players such as David “Devilfish” Ulliott, Carlos Mortensen, and fellow partypoker sponsored pro Marcel Luske. Furthermore, Fitoussi has been nominated for the prestigious Poker Hall of Fame on four different occasions, including the most recent one which eventually welcomed John Hennigan and Mori Eskandani.

Aside from poker, Fitoussi is an architect by trade and still finds enough time to offers his services and undertake various projects. He also publishes and produces music, and follows and invests heavily in the stock market. Finally, Bruno’s wife, Isabelle, is a fashion designer, with the couple having two children, Jason-Bowie and Fleur-Ilana.