One of the lovely ladies of poker, Lacey Jones, has signed on to be a sponsored pro of Full Tilt Poker.  The world’s second largest online poker room announced the partnership with the 31-year old San Antonio native last Friday, the same day Jones could be seen donning her new Full Tilt patch at the World Series of Poker a the Rio in Las Vegas.
Jones was most recently a part of Team Absolute Poker, but parted ways with the CEREUS Network site in May.  By all accounts, the split appeared to be amicable, as Absolute Poker made it publically known that it wished her all the best.  It also seems that Jones may have already had a deal with Full Tilt Poker in the works, as she Tweeted on May 25th, “Today is a new chapter of my life and I’ve never been more excited! Get ready for some BIG things everyone!”
It is not as if a union between Lacey Jones and Full Tilt couldn’t have been predicted, either.  She was recently the hostess and floor announcer for the Full Tilt Poker Doubles Championship, an event which will be shown on Fox Sports Net in July.
Her split with Absolute Poker was actually the second time she and the site went through a friendly divorce.  When the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed in 2006, Absolute Poker purged itself of its sponsored players, included this year’s $50,000 Player’s Championship winner, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Jones’ original poker coach, Mark Seif.  Absolute Poker brought Jones back into the fold last year.
In her brief poker career, Lacey Jones has had some success on the live tournament circuit, albeit limited.  She just placed 41st in the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker, winning $4,097.  She also placed 75th in the same even back in 2006.  Her largest cash was for $9,230 for a 24th place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2007 Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Before getting involved in poker, Jones was focused on a career in modeling.  She actually got her first modeling job at age 10 and had offers to work in Japan and Hong Kong when she was 16, but she rejected those to focus on her studies.  After graduating from the University of Arizona, where earned money by tending bar and beating home poker games, Jones moved to Los Angeles to continue modeling.  She has had modeled for many high profile companies, such as Nike Golf, St. John, Chrysler, Panasonic, Coors, and Sony.  She has also had small roles in the television shows “Entourage” and “The O.C.”
On the poker side, in addition to her Full Tilt sponsorship, she also works with KSINO Clothing, which makes “premium gambling apparel,” and is the spokeswoman for the Canadian Poker Tour.

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