Ex-footballer Makes Comeback ...As a Poker Player

29 November 2005

SCOTLAND, UK -- As reported by the Evening Times: "Former Celtic player Tony Cascarino is hoping to scoop a fortune at his new career - playing professional poker.

"And the big striker, a record signing for the Hoops back in the 1990s, is backing plans to build a super casino at Ibrox.

"Cascarino jetted off to the sun-kissed island of St Kitts with Scotland's only sponsored poker professional, Greenock's Tony Chessa.

"...he became a professional poker player three years ago and was the outright winner of a mini-series at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas earlier this year, netting a five-figure prize.

"The pair (Cascarino and Chessa) have now been given £6500 each to take on some of the world's best players for a pot of $2million in the Caribbean Poker Classic..."


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