Antonio Esfandiari Becomes StakeKings AmbassadorSeptember 21, 2016 11:02 am
Antonio Esfandiari has just been named as the latest ambassador of StakeKings.com, and in addition to promoting the brand, he will also make his own action available on the innovative platform which enables fans to buy a piece of their favorite poker player.
Since launching earlier this year, StakeKings pros have collected almost $4 million in tournament winnings, with around half million dollars of that amount subsequently paid to their StakeKings backers. As well as adding to the enjoyment of following their pro of choice’s action at the tables, StakeKings also dispenses with the need to arrange personal riskier deals with players, and the nervous waits associated with getting paid when and if they do succeed.
Organizing such an arrangement has seen StakeKings surge in popularity over the past few months, which is likely to grow further after securing the services of Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari. After all, the 37 year-old pro is a 3-times WSOP bracelet winner with $27,051,663 in tournament winnings, placing him at number 3 on poker’s all-time money list behind only Daniel Negreanu ($32,619,169), and Erik Seidel ($29,547,514).
Being at the top of a profession for so long requires the need to constantly set new challenges and create new incentives in order to reach ever loftier goals. That’s why Esfandiari says he is excited to now become a StakeKings ambassador, and as he explains:
“I really like and trust the team at StakeKings, but for me, this all about the fans. If I’m playing in a big poker event and I know that fans are backing me, it’s extra incentive for me to grind my way to a win for them.”
Likewise, the site has expressed great enthusiasm for having Esfandiari on board, with StakeKings CEO Eric Edwards predicting the pro’s tournament packages to be a big draw. Elaborating further, Edwards commented:
“With multiple bracelets and World Poker Tour titles, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Antonio to our community. Antonio is fun, engaging, and most of all, successful. He’ll make a good sweat, and his staking packages are sure to be in high demand.”