While Ryan Riess’ reign as poker world champion will be over in a few months he definitely still has some celebrity status.
The Michigan native took part in Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson’s celebrity basketball tournament over the weekend.
Riess was on a team with Hutcherson, Terrell Owens, Christopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse and Jarod Einsohn among others. The squad won 77-55 and there’s a good chance Riess’ large frame was instrumental in the victory.
Ever wondered what the PokerStars headquarters in the Isle of Man looks like?
Well now you know thanks to a new five-minute video by PokerStars.
It’s unclear as to whether the video has something to do with the Amaya takeover but it provides a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run the biggest poker site in the world. That server farm alone looks like something out of a Sci Fi movie.
Online poker has certainly come a long way since playing over IRC back in the day.
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