David Beckham to play in World Series of Poker

In what is a surprise as much as a coup for organisers Harrah’s Entertainment, David Beckham is set to play in this year’s 2008 World Series of Poker Europe.

The event, which is scheduled to be held from September 19th to October 1st in London, England, will see Beckham missing at least one game for his Major League Soccer team, Los Angeles Galaxy.

Beckham has been granted a wild-card for the tournament with organisers hoping his inclusion in the event will draw in record viewing figures and take the game to a global level.

The true extent of Beckham’s poker skills are not known. However, an insider close to Beckham has revealed he has at least played the game before, when on duty with the England football team at the World Cup and the European Championships.

“David first played poker with Michael Owen and his close friend Teddy Sheringham (who himself is a handy poker player) at the World Cup in France in 98,” the insider revealed.

“Teddy taught him the basics and David has had an interest in the game ever since. He loves the mind games involved.”

Apparently, promotional representatives in London feel organisers ordered laws surreptitiously.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-04-01 12:02:07

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