Tony G: The Man, The Mouth and The Poker Genius
His celebrity helped him to appearance on televised events, such as The Big Game and Poker After Dark, both of which were high-stakes cash games, an area in which Tony excelled. As a top notch player, and successful businessman, Tony always had the bankroll behind him to fund these big tournament entries, and even though he continued to win more big tournaments, exceeding total tournament earnings of $4 million by 2011, Tony continued to flourish in the business world. In 2011 he established the Lithuanian Poker Federation and, much more recently, the TonyBet poker and sports book website.
Tony is favorite with players and fans all over. Those who know him have learned to treat him as harmless and to acknowledge his banter as nothing more than amusing and curious, but those who sit at a table with him for the first time tend to feel intimidated, and they have every right to do so. Tony understands the game of poker better than most and the fact that he is able to play and win most variants also shows that he is just as flexible as he is consistent.
Tony has since announced his retirement from professional poker, which will please a lot of player and displease a lot of fans, but he continues to be an advocate for the game. TonyBet is his new baby, and if you’re lucky then you might bump into him at one of the OFC tables and be on the receiving end of some of his world famous trash talk.