Finally, Darvin Moon Signs Sponsorship Deal With Heartland Poker TourMarch 11, 2011 8:35 am
Finally, it seems Maryland logger turned poker millionaire Darvin Moon is ready to shrug off his immovable as an oak persona and sign with a poker company.
The 47 year-old was propelled into the poker limelight after qualifying for the 2009 WSOP Main Event via a $140 land based satellite before then
finishing second to Joe Cada for a total pay-out of $5.18 million.
During that time Moon became equally well-known for his adamant stance against signing any sponsorship deals with online poker companies or wearing their logos. Despite offers of over half a million dollars for wearing a company’s patch, Moon stuck to his guns and commented:
“I’m self employed and I don’t want a boss. I don’t want anybody telling me you need to do this or you need to do that. If I would sign with them guys we’d be in a lawsuit within a month because they’d want me to do something and I wouldn’t do it.”
However, all that’s about to change after it was announced that Darvin Moon is the new tour ambassador for the Heartland Poker Tour.
The Heartland Poker Tour is an organisation which runs poker events all over the United States and specialises in arranging tournaments with affordable buy-ins, as well as running satellites to many bigger events.
It is perhaps the Heartland Poker Tour’s down-to-earth approach to tournaments which helped him change his mind, and commenting on the new sponsorship deal Darvin Moon said:
“I’m very comfortable with the HPT folks. They’re like family.”
Moon’s sentiment was equally reciprocated by his new sponsors, with HPT President Todd Anderson adding: “Darvin is our kind of guy. He’s worked hard his entire life and now lives the dream that attracts so many to the game.”
Darvin Moon will now be expected to wear HPT gear at all his future tournaments, including the WSOP.