Roberto Luongo Confirmed to Play $10,000 WSOP Main Event

Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo will return for his second WSOP Main Event.

Last year Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event and he recently told PokerListings.com he can't wait to give it another shot this July.

Luongo finished 634th out of 6,598 players in 2012, earning $19,227 and his first official live tournament cash.

His brother Fabio did him one better and made it all the way to 418th before busting for $28,530.

PokerListings.com has discovered that Roberto plans to return to Las Vegas for the 2013 WSOP Main Event starting July 6.

“I’m very excited to be participating again in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on behalf of PlayNow.com,” Luongo told PokerListings.com.

“I’m competitive so I'm always hoping to improve on last year’s performance and win.”

50 Qualifiers to Join Luongo from PlayNow

Luongo started endorsing British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s online poker room PlayNow.com in September of 2011 and has since become the main face of the government-run Internet card room.

PlayNow.com, with their Network Partners in Manitoba and Quebec, plan to send close to 50 online qualifiers to the WSOP Main Event, and they'll all have a chance to meet and interact with Luongo.

PlayNow.com is the only gambling website approved to qualify players for the World Series of Poker and World Series of Poker Circuit in Canada.

Check out the video we shot with Roberto and Fabio Luongo at last year's WSOP Main Event and keep scrolling down for more photos.


Roberto Luongo WSOP Photo Gallery


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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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