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Celebrities Playing 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event

A Look At Those Participating From The World Of Film, Television and Sports


Ray RomanoEvery year, celebrities from the world of sports, television and film make their way to the Rio for a shot at poker immortality. The 2012 World Series of Poker main event is no different, drawing some of the biggest crowds on the rail towards their tables.

Actor Kevin Pollak, of The Usual Suspects fame, had a solid day 1, bagging up with 43,900 in chips and advancing to day 2. Card Player spoke to Pollak before he played to find out how he got into the game.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo also separated himself from the pack of poker part-timers, finishing up with 44,800.

Notables who have already hit the rail included Everybody Loves Raymond star Ray Romano and UFC champion Georges St. Pierre.

Here’s a look at all of the celebrities who were spotted in this year’s main event.

Name Profession Day
Roberto Luongo NHL Player Day 1A
Petter Northug Olympian Day 1A
Ray Romano Actor/Comedian Day 1A
Kevin Pollak Actor/Comedian Day 1A
Teddy Sheringham Soccer Player Day 1B
Georges St. Pierre UFC Fighter Day 1B
Robert Iler Actor Day 1B
Jason Alexander Actor/Comedian Day 1C
Mars Callahan Director Day 1C
Shane Warne Cricket Player Day 1C

For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.