Found July 06, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
We've known for along time that Roberto Luongo loves his poker.
Now we've found out today via The Vancouver Sun
that his 2012 World Series Of Poker Tourney fee which is played in Las Vegas will be picked up by the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Nice job. He's essentially getting a free ride into a $10,000 poker tournament. Not bad for a millionaire NHL hockey player who could buy his own way in no doubt.
PER THE SUN
“Businesses commonly partner with celebrities or sports figures to help strengthen their brand image,” Kim Steinhart, BCLC's senior public affairs officer, said in a statement early Thursday night. “Roberto Luongo is an well-known celebrity in our marketplace, and a natural fit for this type of a marketing approach.
US Lucky Canadian get to play Poker and casino games and bet on sports on the internet. EAT THAT AMERICA!
No doubt people are in an uproar about this.
Give the guy a break!
He’s long been known to play poker as a hobby, participating in the Canucks for Kids Fund Dice and Ice charity tournament, as well as NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams Fund.
Check out his commercial
Last but not least most hockey fans know we're not sure where Roberto Luongo will be playing his hockey in 2012. A trade is expected soon with most likely the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Florida Panthers.
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s going to be another gorgeous day in the lower mainland, so before I heard off for the day I thought I put something together while I had my morning coffee.
So here were are, another day goes by and we patiently wait for a Roberto Luongo trade.
I know it’s early in the summer and that there’s a long way to go before there’s any real cause for concern,...
It’s been the summer of trade rumours for Roberto Luongo, the first since he arrived in Vancouver six years ago. After the signing of Cory Schneider, the writing is on the wall and he knows it. Recently he confirmed what everyone knew all along:
At the end of the day, it’s time to move on and I’m okay with that
And there it is. If there was any doubt left in anyone’s mind...
It's time to move on...
And there it is. Confirmation. Robert Luongo's time is done in Vancouver.
(Not that we didn't already know it)
Here's the interview.
99.3 - The Fox Rocks - The Jeff O'Neil Show
I was told ther are actually 3 teams in on Luongo and that 1 of them is getting a deal together as we speak.. On Florida.. Source," They continue to not be very close to the Gillis asking price and at times have been on again and off again..(which is not that atypical in such a negotiation) The Panthers have two plans 1 with and 1 without Luongo. However, the longer this goes...
Star goalie Roberto Luongo said Friday night in a radio interview that he expects to leave the Vancouver Canucks, and could even end up with the rival Chicago Blackhawks.
Luongo was originally scheduled to be on Vancouver's 99.3 the Fox to talk about the World Series of Poker. However, the discussion shifted to hockey and where he might play next season following the Canucks...
Roberto Luongo has admitted that his days with the Vancouver Canucks appear to be coming to a timely end, and he also stated on the record that he would certainly consider playing for the Chicago Blackhawks as soon as he is traded.
“I would never say never, you never know, but I think we all know what’s going on,” Luongo said about leaving Vancouver. “We’ve...
Roberto Luongo has left Vancouver. OK, it's only for a brief trip to Las Vegas, where he will be participating in the World Series of Poker this week. But if there were any doubts that the trade rumors swirling around the Canucks netminder were going to come to fruition, Luongo did a pretty good job erasing them on Friday. Luongo spoke for the first time since the end of the...
Where will Roberto Luongo play in 2012-13? Is his time with Vancouver finally coming to an end? Will the reign of Cory Schneider in net finally begin? Will the day come where Luongo finally admits to his secret life as the movie star Sacha Baron Cohen? All of these questions have been swirling around Vancouver since the Canucks were ousted from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Kings...
In his first one-on-one interview after the season, Roberto Luongo told Jeff O'Neil of Vancouver's CFOX Morning Show on Friday that "it's time to move on" when asked about his playing days with the Canucks."At the end of the day I think it's time to move on and I'm OK with that. I had a great six years in Vancouver, I think it's a wonderful...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, The B.C. Lottery Corp. is paying Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo’s $10,000 entry fee into next week’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas….
As part of that contract, the lottery corporation confirmed Thursday that Luongo represents its Playnow.com poker and casino games website at a number of gaming events, including...
After a couple months of constant chatter, it is getting to the point where no one knows for certain if the Maple Leafs are interested in obtaining Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks or if the veteran goaltender is interested in coming to another pressure packed Canadian market.
Rumors of the 33-year-old goaltender be unwilling to waive his no trade clause to go to Toronto...
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A few days ago, a source coined the term "He Who Will Not Be Named" in reference to Vancouver G Roberto Luongoâand the possibility that he could be a trade target of the Blackhawks.
As the Hawks have been almost ominously quiet the last few days, I'll weigh in on the plausibility of Plan C (Plan A being Marty Brodeur, and Plan B being...
Playing GMMG For A Day
While Vancouver Canucks fans patiently wait out a trade for goalie Roberto Luongo, I thought it would be fun to play the I’m Mike Gillis game again.
This time instead of eating as many lobster stuffed tacos as I can and drinking enough red wine to fill a bath tub, I’m going to focus on a trade. The focus of that trade is Bobby Ryan.
I’ll be honest, I’m...