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Poker Pro Frank Kassela To Run For Congress

Kassela To Seek A Seat In U.S. House Via Nevada


Two-time World Series of Poker winner Frank Kassela is running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives from the state of Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Kassela filed the paperwork last week.

The Tennessee native has cashed for $2,406,818 lifetime in poker tournaments.

Kassela reportedly will run as a Democrat and be seeking to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District (southern Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City).

In the primary election, which is in June, Kassela will take on Erin Bilbray. Both are hoping to oust incumbent Joe Heck, who was elected in 2011.

Since the news, Kassela has already received some support on social media.

In addition to his poker play, Kassela is a small business owner. He has several in Tennessee, Texas and Nevada. One reportedly is Scrubtastic, a medical supply company.

Kassela isn’t the only poker player running for political office right now.

Poker player Antanas Guoga, a.k.a. Tony G, recently announced that he will be running for a seat in the European Parliament next year via the country of Lithuania.

Tony G is also a business owner and is hoping to use that experience to work for the state.