Tony G Makes Triumphant Return to Poker

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Tony G back at the poker table.
The always entertaining Tony G takes a break from his political career to teach some poker pros a lesson. (Image: flipchip/

Tony G might have swapped poker showdowns for political dust-ups in recent months, but when a chance to play for big money on TV came calling he just couldn’t say no.

Over the last 12 months Tony G has become one of the leading lights in European politics thanks to his willingness to tackle sensitive issues with a clear and direct attitude.

In fact, since being elected to the European Parliament as Lithuania’s Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe representative in 2014, G has become something of a star in the political world.

A Political Rock Star

Back in May he was listed in’s 40 MEPs who actually matter thanks to his “charisma” and similarity to Donald Trump.

Following that moment in the spotlight, G was up to his old tricks again in June with a big money proposition for UK MEP, Nigel Farage.

As Brits were about to vote on whether they wanted to stay within the European Union (EU), G offered noted EU hater Farage a £1 million bet.

Confident that Britain would vote to stay in the EU, G stalked Farage via social media but wasn’t able to pin him down which is just as well as it would have cost him a lot of money.

There’s Always Time for Poker

With his political career going from strength-to-strength, G has little time to play poker like he used to, but on August 15 he decided to take part in King’s Casino’s high stakes cash game.

Part of a televised series featuring the top players in the world, the cash game was the perfect opportunity for G to ante-up in one of his favorite casinos.

Sitting alongside the likes of Dan Cates, Fedor Holz and Igor Kurganov, G has been imposing his will in typically bullish fashion.

In fact, after a heads-up game against WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, G tweeted a picture of the pair alongside King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik with his trademark caption:

“I sent Ty Stewart on his bike after heads up battle – up up + away time to go.”

While G might not be planning a full return to poker, there’s no doubt he’s still got a passion for the game.

Who knows, if he can win enough money in his latest outing then we might get to see his antics a bit more in the coming months.

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