Watch Brazil Play FIFA World Cup with 50+ Brazilians in Las Vegas

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Published on 07 July 2014 by Pokerlistings 2088

If you're in Las Vegas during a FIFA World Cup Brazil match you want to watch it at Andre Akkari's house. So that's exactly what we did. As one of the only Brazilian World Series of Poker bracelet winners, Andre Akkari is the godfather of poker in Brazil and he's leading the charge of Brazilian poker players competing at the WSOP. Akkari invited PokerListings.com to watch the quarter-final match against Colombia and extended some serious southern (hemisphere) hospitality. We talk to Akkari, poker pro Nicolau Villa-Lobos, two-time Brazilian Olympic medal winner Fernando Scherer and poker reporter turned pro Ivan Martins to find out how hard it is for Brazilians to leave their home country during World Cup, how much foottball means to them and how big poker is getting in their home country. Get an inside look at how the Brazilian poker community comes together in Las Vegas to support each other as their national team goes for the most important title in Brazilian sport.