Tuesday February 2,2016 : POKER PRODIGY WOOED BY ADELSON POKER ROOM
Members of poker community cite “moral high ground.”
Norwegian poker prodigy Annette Obrestad, also known online as Annette_15, has become the Ambassador of the Venetian Poker Room in Las Vegas eliciting a strong, most likely unwarranted, reaction from the online poker community.
Why? Because the Venetian Poker Room is owned by vociferous anti-online poker campaigner Sheldon Adelson who has thrown millions at political lobbying and media campaigning to have online poker outlawed in the U.S.
Obrestad’s supporters say her appointment will have no effect on the status of online poker in the U.S. and one should make the most of money-making opportunities that come their way but detractors say she’s let the side down by aligning herself with the anti-online poker tycoon.
Obrestad (27), who burst onto the online poker scene a few years ago, is ranked at fourth on the women’s “All Time Money List” with earnings of $3,920,800.