LITHUANIA POKER

Former MEP wins major poker tournament

Lithuanian Antanas Guoga (better known as Tony G in the poker world) was the best in the High Roller Tournament in Rozvadov and earned 240,000 euros. The popular Triton Poker High Roller Tournament Series has moved from London to Rozvadov.

The tournament had 21 buy-ins, and Tony received almost 240,000 euros for the victory. The owner of the Kings Casino in Rozvadov Leon Tsukernik took the third place and received 104,000 euros.

It is worth mentioning, that Antanas Guoga was a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats group in the European Parliament until October 4, 2016. He became a member of the European People’s Party which is the biggest party in the Parliament. He worked on a range of digital policies in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO). Guoga was actively involved in a number of Digital Single Market topics. Being an entrepreneur himself, Guoga worked for better conditions for European businesses, especially in the technology sector. These conditions include smarter regulations, less red tape, and policies that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.  he will work hard on his game to show good results in the future.

Guoga is currently a major sponsor of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation. When the country’s national team failed to directly qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey and had to apply for a wild-card entry, he paid a large share of the application fee of €500,000. The team was chosen for the tournament, and won the bronze medal with TONYBET printed on their jerseys. He was the national basketball team’s manager from 2010 until 2012 and served as the vice-president of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation. He was also the main sponsor of BC Prienai, a professional basketball club.

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