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Lee Named Foxwoods Spokesperson
Poker player and media personality Bernard Lee has been named the official spokesperson for the Foxwood's poker room.
Lee, who has $1.4 million in career tournament earnings, is a Massachusetts resident, a Harvard University and Babson College graduate and finished 13th in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event, representing the top finish for a New Englander in WSOP history.
Lee's history with Foxwoods goes back to when it opened in 1992. The southeastern Connecticut casino was the first place he played in a poker tournament, participated in a main event, and won a tournament.
"If there is such a thing as home-court advantage in poker, for me it's at Foxwoods," Lee said. "I'm proud and humbled that Foxwoods would choose me to be their official spokesperson among the millions of poker players in the world."
Since turning pro, Lee has hosted shows on television, radio and the Internet and worked as a columnist, commentator and author.
He is currently co-host of ESPN.com's weekly online poker show ESPN Inside Deal and is a poker columnist for the Boston Herald, ESPN.com and several other media outlets.
He has released two books, The Final Table, Volume I and Volume II, which are compilations of his columns. He is also an instructor for the WSOP Academy and a poker commentator for the WSOP and New England's Eastern Poker Tour.
Lee will wear the Foxwoods logo at live tournaments and his Boston-area radio show, The Bernard Lee Poker Show, is now officially presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino.
"We're thrilled to add Bernard Lee to the Foxwoods team," said Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises president Michael Speller. "Bernard is such a compelling figure on the poker landscape, and we're certain that his expertise and talent will bring even more excitement and energy to the poker experience at Foxwoods."
Foxwoods is a charter member of the World Poker Tour and home to a WPT-branded poker room with 98 tables open around the clock.