The World Series of Poker has just ended with Johnny Duhamel winning it all for about $9 million. He beat out a very tough field and also had his lucky moments in the tournament spiking a straight on the river at one point in the final table. His victory makes him the first Canadian to win the big title and this is going to mean more poker players in Canada over the next year.
The tournament probably lasts too long with the main event starting in the summer with the final table starting back up again in November in order to maximize exposure for the event. This strategy might backfire as other tournaments will use this opportunity to gain more spotlight on their events.
Overall gambling online in Canada is surely to spike as the Canadian has made front pages of most Canadian newspapers. In Montreal his news has the city buzzing about this former factory worker turned professional poker player.
At least the player is saying to kids not to follow his path but he is at least proof that if you focus on something you can achieve the results. His poker player has certainly worked for everything he has earned and it takes serious work and dedication to make money as a professional poker player.