Partypoker announces a new ambassador deal with professional poker player Johnny Lodden who has been playing since he was 18 years old. The now 31-year old is a poker legend, and his first live cash dates back to the St Maartens Open in 2004. He is well known for his many final tables on the European Poker Tour, including two in Monte Carlo. In total, Johnny Lodden has $2,618,521 in live tournament winnings.
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Johnny Lodden’s 22 cashes in EPT Main Events is more than any other player, and now he will take on a new venture in the partypoker LIVE tour.
The newest partypoker ambassador Johnny Lodden said “partypoker has always been one of the world’s largest poker sites and it is an honour for me to be part of their team. It was important for me to sign with a company that believes in their poker product and their mission. The fact that John Duthie has been appointed President of partypoker LIVE ensures their commitment to the game, and that is something I am excited to be part of.”
Joining him at partypoker is Thomas Udness who will head partypoker in the Nordic markets. Thomas Udness has been instrumental in the legalization process for poker in Norway, and was responsible for the first two legal Norwegian Championships of Poker held in Norway.
“I am humble and proud to be given the opportunity to head partypoker in the Nordics, it is also amazing to once again be working with Johnny Lodden. He is a poker legend both in and outside of the Nordics and is a player that is highly respected around the world. Together we are already looking at how we can to give players great poker experiences both live and online”, said Thomas Udness.
Managing Director of partypoker, Tom Waters said “We are looking to establish ourselves in the Nordic market and Thomas and Johnny are the perfect people to help us achieve our goals. Johnny will fit perfectly into the team as he shares our beliefs and aspirations. Thomas is highly experienced and will bring extensive local knowledge to the team and will work with Johnny to build awareness of partypoker events, both live and online, in the Nordic markets”.
partypoker MILLIONS will be Johnny Lodden’s first tournament as partypoker Ambassador. The tournament is played at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham April 16th – 23rd, and has a fantastic £6,000,000 guarantee with £1 million for the winner.