The World Poker Tour hit headlines early this year in January for naming the superstar DJ and artist Steve Aoki as its ambassador. In April, the popular content creator Brad Owen was added to WPT’s roster of ambassadors. May saw poker vlogger Andrew Neeme joining the elite club of the WPT ambassadors. Adding value to the club is now the 88-year-old Brunson. Another big name already in this list of ambassadors is none other than the 16-time WSOP bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth.
As per the announcement on Brunson, “As WPT’s newest representative, Brunson will attend WPT events and work alongside online partners in promotional efforts. Under his new ambassadorship, poker players and fans will have opportunities to meet with Doyle throughout the WPT live tournament schedule.”
“Doyle has been a part of the World Poker Tour from the very beginning,” said Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour CEO. “I was there for his WPT Legends of Poker victory in 2004 when he joined the WPT Champions Club, and to also be here to welcome him to the WPT family after all this time feels surreal.”
Brunson does not play many tournaments these days but he is still a fixture in cash games. However, he plans to play the WSOP 2022 Main Event. “I’ve said this many times before, but it bears repeating: we don’t stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing,” Brunson said in a statement.