Betfair Poker has signed a sponsorship deal with 2008 World Series of Poker champion Peter Eastgate. This will be the 26 year-old’s latest step into re-introducing himself to the game which made him a household name among poker fans. Eastgate’s relationship with the game has been a complicated one. Since winning poker’s most coveted crown in 2008, he has played rather sporadically. In fact, after spending a stretch as a member of Team PokerStars, Eastgate took nearly a one year leave of absence from poker. His reasoning, quite simply, was that he felt that he’d last his desire to compete. With financial independence achieved, he said, it was time to step away. During that time, he went so far as to auction off his Main Event winner’s bracelet, with the proceeds going to charity. The sale, held on eBay, eventually raised $147,500 for UNICEF. “I had a 10-month hiatus where I didn’t play poker,” he recently said, “then felt the lust to play again… I still enjoy the game and there’s still a lot of challenges to the game. I’m not by any means the best player in the world, so there’s a lot of challenges.” Eastgate, a native of Denmark, now joins a Betfair Pro team populated by names such as John Tabatabai and Hans Martin Vogl, according to iGaming Business.Annette Obrestad, known as Annette_15 online, was recently named a 먹튀검증 Lock Pro for the Lock Poker site on the Merge Network. Annette who started her poker career at a very young age is mostly known for winning the PokerStars Sunday Quarter Million, and then being the youngest player ever to win the W.S.O.P.E. Main Event at the age of 18. Annette is a former FTP red pro as well as a former pro at Betfair. This news comes as a shock to many as it was suspected Lock Poker might be having issues after the surprise cancellation of LOCKOPS. LOCKOPS was to be an exclusive set of tournaments set for only Lock Poker players. However it seems Merge did not approve of the exclusiveness of LOCKOPS and pulled the plug in what Lock called the ’24th hour’. After the Poker Nordica unexpected closed out of the nowhere many players have been apprehensive concerning the safety of funds on other Merge Network skins. My inside source at Lock Poker tells me it’s business as usual at Lock, as well as there being on cause for concern. He points out that Lock has a separate cashier from the rest of Merge that facilitates faster cash outs as well as Lock Poker continuing to sign reputable pros to it’s roster.