Just one week after announcing that Party Poker added poker player and presenter Kara Scott to their roster of pros, the online poker room revealed yet another player who would be joining their team.  News broke Thursday that Antanas “Tony G” Guoga would be joining Team Party Poker effective immediately.  Not only will Tony G serve as a spokesman for the site, his online poker room TonyGPoker has also been acquired by Party Poker’s parent company, PartyGaming.
Tony G now joins Stewart Scott as the Australian contingent of Team Party Poker and will make his first poker tournament appearance sporting the brand at the Aussie Millions, which is currently running at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.  In his first post on the Party Poker blog, Guoga expressed enthusiasm over wearing Party gear while playing in the tournament series’ High Rollers event, which features a buy-in of AUD$100,000.  He also offered some insight into why he decided to sell TonyGPoker to Party and take a spot on the team of pros.  “This is something I have been trying to achieve for a very long time. I have been working with Party since day one as a big affiliate and it made sense to take this partnership further,” Tony G explained.
Those who have accounts with TonyGPoker will be transferred over to the Noble Poker room, which is also owned by PartyGaming.  The poker room will continue to run the Sunday Bike Ride, a bounty promotion named for Tony G’s catchphrase to players he knocks out of events: “On yer bike.”  Guoga still embraces the catchphrase and commented in the official press release from Party Poker that if one of the 43 online qualifiers from the site knocks him out of the Aussie Millions Main Event, he will gladly give them his bike to commemorate the occasion.
In the statement Tony G also commented on how excited he is to be a part of the team and the latest addition to the Party Poker Premier League IV line-up.  “I cannot wait to start playing for Team Party on the circuit.  I’ve always loved Party and what better way to kick off than at the Aussie Millions?” said Guoga.  “I am also really excited about the Premier League in February – it is the best event in poker in my eyes. After finishing runner-up and third in the last two years the title has to be mine! I just hope my rivals have the heart and commitment to the game to stop me!”
Tony G assured members of his poker room that it would be “business as usual,” despite the change in URLs.  There has been no word on how or if Poker News, which is also owned by Tony G, will be affected by the sponsorship deal.  The online news site is currently on site at the Crown covering all of the preliminary events of the Aussie Millions and has yet to report on Tony G’s addition to the Party Poker team.

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