UltimateBet goes Hollywood, adds Dave Stann

Dave Stann

The UltimateBet Star Players Team seems to be getting bigger by the day. Its newest addition is none other than "Hollywood" Dave Stann.

Stann will be bringing his background as a successful blackjack player and TV personality to the popular poker site, and in doing so, becomes the sixth member of the Star Players team.

"We're thrilled to have the Bad Boy of Blackjack on our Star Players Team," stated UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant Annie Duke. "His [poker] skills are quickly becoming on par with his blackjack skills and it's only a matter of time before Hollywood Dave Stann becomes a household name in the poker world."

Stann graduated from Kent State University with an honors B.F.A. in theater, and spent several years on the stage before moving to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a career in film and television.

Stann, who has been a member of MENSA since he was a teenager, soon found himself drawn to casinos as he possessed the innate ability to count cards and beat the house at blackjack.

Known as a brash loudmouth at the card table, Stann overcame a giant field to place second in the inaugural World Series of Blackjack in 2004. He quickly became one of the most well-known players on the blackjack circuit and even published Hollywood Blackjack in 2007.

Eventually Stann moved to the game of poker and, after receiving tutoring from none other than Annie Duke, started to find success in that game as well. Stann has had deep finishes in the WSOP and the Caesars Palace Classic and in numerous side events at the Bicycle Casino. In 2007 Stann was recognized as one of the top under-$1,000 buy-in players in the world.

As his nickname implies, Stann has appeared in over 70 episodes of gambling television, and recently took over hosting duties for season two of Best Damn Poker Show on Fox.

Stann joins an impressive group of players on the UB Star Players Team that includes Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy, James "P0KERPR033" Campbell, Tiffany Michelle, Tracy Scala and Adam Levy. Both Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth act as consultants for UltimateBet's online cardroom.

To play with Stann just download the UB software here and add the name HollywoodDave to your buddylist to see where he is playing. To learn more about Ultimate Bet check out our exclusive reviews section.

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