Poker Legend Phil Ivey Named World Poker Tour® Ambassador

Las Vegas, NV (November 8, 2022) – World-class professional poker player and WPT® Champion Phil Ivey joins the World Poker Tour® as a WPT Ambassador. As one of the most prominent and transformative players in poker history, Ivey expands his role in the global poker community and WPT continues to evolve during the 20th-anniversary season.…

WPT Staff
Nov 9, 2022

Las Vegas, NV (November 8, 2022) World-class professional poker player and WPT® Champion Phil Ivey joins the World Poker Tour® as a WPT Ambassador. As one of the most prominent and transformative players in poker history, Ivey expands his role in the global poker community and WPT continues to evolve during the 20th-anniversary season.

“WPT is one of the most respected brands in poker, and I’m honored to become a WPT Ambassador,” said Ivey. “My commitment and passion towards poker has never been higher and I look forward to working with the WPT to showcase poker around the world, adding to its continued expansion.”

Ivey has a rich history with the WPT, having competed in many major events throughout the past two decades. Ivey earned his place on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup when he won the WPT L.A. Poker Classic in 2008. Ivey has nine other final-table appearances in major WPT events.

Outside of WPT success, Ivey has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and has won 10 World Series of Poker gold bracelets, tied for the second most of all time. The 45-year-old has earned nearly $40 million in live tournament earnings alone, placing him in the top-ten on the “All Time Money List.”

“Phil Ivey is one of the greatest to ever have played the game of poker. His career achievements and success as a frequent WPT final tablists underscore his deserving legacy as a true poker icon,” said Adam Pliska, WPT CEO. “As WPT celebrates its 20th-anniversary season, we have aligned the brand with talent and events that symbolize the very best in personal achievement. I cannot think of anyone who better represents that more than Phil, and I know players will appreciate the chance to interact with him at upcoming events.”

During the WPT World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas in December, Ivey will be participating in several events. Apart from playing in the $10,400 WPT World Championship, Ivey will be involved in distinctive experiential fan engagement, including an exclusive off-the-felt experience on Dec. 10.

For more information regarding Ivey’s Ambassador relationship with WPT and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.

Ivey has limited media availability in the lead up to the WPT World Championship in December. Any poker media outlets wishing to speak with Ivey reach out to:

 

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