Brunson Also Announces That He is New WPT Ambassador

Published on June 22nd, 2022 1:01 pm EST

Doyle Brunson aka Texas Dolly - Profile drawing.It has been a busy week of news on the Doyle Brunson front.

Brunson, who currently has 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, announced earlier this week via his Twitter account that he is "probably" going to be playing the World Series of Poker main event, which gets underway in early July.

Brunson, who will turn 89 years of age later this summer, was previously unsure if he would be playing any WSOP events this year at all, as he was worried about contracting COVID-19 and bringing it home to his wife.


In addition, the World Poker Tour also revealed that Doyle Brunson has been signed as an Ambassador.

Doyle, who took down a World Poker Tour event almost two decades ago, will join the likes of Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme as Ambassadors for the Tour.

This signing is a bit ironic, as Brunson was investigated by the SEC in 2005 after reportedly made an unsolicited offer to buy the World Poker Tour (publicly traded at the time) for $700 million.

The SEC would press Brunson and his lawyers for documents related to the reported bid, though Brunson's side was uncooperative.

The SEC would eventually drop their investigation in 2007.


This year's World Series of Poker main event will likely include the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey, which is good news for fans of poker.


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