Scotty Nguyen snagged by Expekt

Scotty Nguyen
Expect big things, baby!

While many other poker pros have given in to the lure of sponsorship deals, Scotty Nguyen has held out… until now.

Expekt Poker announced this week Nguyen has signed on as an exclusive poker ambassador for the site.

"I like Expekt.com and its plans," Nguyen said. "It will be fun to be part of Expekt.com's future and help them to make their successful poker even more popular."

Nguyen, whose contract with the poker site starts May 15, has more than $10 million in tournament winnings. His success includes winning the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event as well as the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2008 WSOP and three more bracelet wins.

"We are really looking forward to working with Scotty," said Dan Vikman, Expekt pr manager. "He is the prince of poker and our poker customers have an exciting 2009 to look forward to with Scotty onboard."

Nguyen will be be bringing his unique combination of skill and experience to Expekt where he plans to do an exclusive video blog twice a month and write a strategy column once a month.

Nguyen's future in poker and how much he can help Expekt could be up for debate if he follows through on the promise he made in a PokerListings TV video to quit poker if he doesn't make $4 million at the 2009 WSOP.

The poker site could get a lot of exposure from Nguyen, though, as the world tracks his progress in the WSOP this year.

Nguyen seems to be optimistic of his chances, and already has plans to represent Expekt at live tournaments after the series.

"Overall, I will be the face of Expekt.com Poker and play WSOP and more live tournaments in the late summer and autumn," Nguyen said. "It will be great fun, baby."

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