Bernard Lee Recevies Casino Sponsorship Deal
Foxwoods Casino has signed a "celebrity" poker pro to serve as their official poker ambassador. Who did they choose? Bernard Lee. What? Are you serious? Out of all the poker pros that are out there that could be signed to a sponsorship deal, they pick him? Don't get me wrong, Lee has done well for himself since finishing 13th in the 2005 WSOP, but in the last year or more he hasn't really done much of anything.
It seems to me that there are a lot of other players that deserve a shot a casino sponsorship over him. Kathy Liebert comes to mind as someone with a track record that pales Lee's record. However, one has to wonder how this deal came about. Did Lee approach them? Did they approach him? It is hard to say. Regardless, I wouldn't be surprised if more casinos jumped on this bandwagon. I would love to know the terms of the deal or if he is just a glorified prop player.
If Bellagio in Vegas had a sponsored pro, who would it be? Most of the big names that play there have online deals. Speaking of online deals, Carlos Mortensen is once again a Full Tilt red pro. That is another example of someone who hasn't done much in the last couple years. Of course, the last time he won an even, he won $3.97 Million, which is about $2.8 Million more than Lee has won in his entire career.