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Tony Parker qualifies for the World Series of Poker

The international star will play Texas Hold ‘Em in Las Vegas.

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If you have read Tony Parker’s book, you know the man does not sit idle for very long. His most recent excursion — being the first player to qualify for this year’s World Series of Poker’s Main Event in Las Vegas.

Earlier this year, the Frenchman won in Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker event. The win earned Parker an invitation to the bigger series, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em event.

According to Gregory Chochon, director of the World Series of Poker for Caesars Entertainment,

“He is very excited to play the Main Event for the first time. Because of his career, he never had the time to participate but he is ready for the challenge. We always promote poker as a sport, so Tony’s qualification is great news!”

The former Sand Antonio Spurs guard will be appearing as the tournament returns to an in-person format at the Rio Hotel and Casino in November.

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