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Tony Bloom to Back Brighton Football Club

UK Poker Player to Take Over at Brighton Football Club


Poker player, professional gambler, and football betting expert, Tony Bloom will take over from Dick Knight as chairman of Brighton Football Club.

Tony “The Lizard” Bloom has more than $1.3 million in lifetime poker winnings including his recent second place finish in the $100,000 no-limit hold’em challenge at the Aussie Millions 2009, which earned him a nice sum of $403,890.

Bloom will use the profits from poker and gambling to bankroll Brighton. “I’ve been a football fan and a gambler since the age of about seven or eight. My interest in both developed at the same time,” said the 39-year-old Englishman.

His first move will be to make the £60 million switchover to a new 25,000-seater stadium in Falmer.

Bloom has successfully cashed 28 times in his poker career.