Canada has produced many great names in the sporting world, but they are also a nation known as being a prolific producer of gambling and gaming experts. Indeed, a famous name in the Canadian gaming scene stems from Daniel Negreanu. The gambler, who goes by the name of ‘Kid Poker’, was voted by the Global Poker Index as the best poker player of the decade in 2014.
He’s won a whopping six World Series of Poker bracelets, and also a pair of World Poker Tour titles. He’s a top quality poker player, and has become known for his fearless approach to the game and the challenges that might pop up for him at any of the tables that he plays at.
He was the former WSOP Player of the Year, winning the award twice – the only player to do so in history. He’s also won the Player of the Year in the WPT events, wining in 2005. In fact, he is the first player in history to have made the final table for the three major WSOP events in Las Vegas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.
He’s also the first to win a bracelet in all three, making him one of the true legends of the modern poker game. He was anointed into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2014, and has become a modern icon for players who want to take their game to the next level.
With over $40m in winnings over his career, he’s also someone who has put a lot of time into good causes. He’s a big philanthropist, and has invested and taken part in charity events like Ante Up for Africa in the past, often giving his time and alerting his massive audience to humanitarian causes and events that are worth backing.