Jeff Gross Now a Member of Team PokerStars ProJuly 13, 2017 8:35 am
PokerStars has just announced the addition of Jeff Gross to its team of sponsored pros, with the 30-year-old Michigan player already taking up his duties at the WSOP currently underway in Las Vegas as both a commentator, and a participant in the Main Event.
As well as being a top pro with $2,902,671 in live tournament earnings and another $1 million online, Gross is also a regular poster on social media where he enjoys a huge following of 29,000 people on Twitter. He has also attracted a further 1.69 million views on his YouTube channel found at JeffGrossPoker, where fans can tune in a watch him share the thrills and excitement of his life as a professional poker player. Commenting upon their latest recruit, PokerStars Director of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser, stated:
“We are delighted that Jeff has signed up to the team, joining Igor Kurganov as another top quality poker pro entering the ranks of Team PokerStars Pro this year. Jeff’s passion, enthusiasm, and poker credibility makes this is a great partnership.”
Gross’s attitude fits nicely with PokerStars’ emphasis on highlighting the fun aspect of the game, and over the year’s he has forged a strong relationship with billionaire Bill Perkins, with whom he streamed a live broadcast while sailing in his yacht through the US Virgin Islands. Gross also was a roommate of 28 times Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps for seven years , with his friends amongst the poker community including Jaime Staples and Antonio Esfandiari.
Jeff Gross can now look forward to promoting the site working alongside an impressive lineup of other players at Team PokerStars Pro, which includes the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Barry Greenstein, Jason Somerville, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, Randy Lew, and Victor Ramdin. Expressing his love for the game, and what it mans to now be sponsored by the world’s biggest online poker room, Jeff Gross explained:
“You’ve got to remember fundamentally what it’s all about. People want to have a good time. People want to play a game that has skill with an element of luck and enjoy themselves. I’m passionate about poker, I’m passionate about growing the game, and that’s what’s important.”