Jesper Hougaard Signs With Bet24

Jesper Hougaard Signs With Bet24It has just been announced that Danish poker player Jesper Hougaard has become the latest sponsored pro at  European online poker room
Originally a member of the Danish Table Tennis team, Hougaard then developed an interest in poker leading to him becoming a full time pro in 2007.
That year Jesper Hougaard went on to cash in at three live tournaments for $57,610 before hitting a glorious run in 2008 in which he won an impressive $938,252. The same year, Hougaard also picked up 2 WSOP bracelets, becoming the first player in history to win bracelets in both Las Vegas and Europe, and has since gone on to accumulate $1,140,524 in live tournament earnings.
In addition to his live play, the 27 year-old from Copenhagen also is a prolific online player and has the distinction of being one of only a few player to have won the PokerStars Sunday Million on two occasions. The first time was in April 2008, when he collected $272,132, followed by victory in May 2009 for $225,000.
Jesper Hougaard will assume his duties as sponsored pro at starting January 1st, 2012. He will then play under the screen name ‘pieforyou’ and also keep an active blog accessible at the Bet365 Poker website.
Commenting on his new deal with Bet24, Hougaard stated:
“I’m very excited to be signed by and I’m sure that with me as team captain Bet24 I can be a great ambassador to the leading betting company and the natural choice for poker players in Denmark after the legislation. It feels very good to be on the winning team.”
Commenting on their latest signing, Bet24 chief executive Thomas Petersen added:
“Hougaard has always been on the top of the list when having a team captain and a great ambassador so with the upcoming legislation in Denmark we felt no other choice then to start this collaboration.”

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