Inks Jamie Gold to Sponsorship Deal

Published on February 6th, 2009 9:30 pm EST

poker player jamie gold - signs with aced.comJamie Gold, 2006 World Series of Poker champion, has apparently signed a sponsorship deal with is a relatively new room that is a part of the Merge Gaming Network. According to, Merge Gaming is the 19th largest online poker network in the world.

Jamie Gold will apparently be the "face" of going forward.

Jamie Gold rose to prominence when he completely dominated the 2006 World Series of Poker, and ended up taking down the first place prize of $12 million dollars. Since then, Gold hasn't had too much success - his biggest cash was a 35th place finish at the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe main event for $54,673.

Jamie has had a number of setbacks since winning the World Series of Poker, including:

-being forced to give up half of his WSOP winnings to Crispin Leyser

-being dropped from his sponsorship deal with Bodog

-losing untold amounts of money on High Stakes Poker

Gold has basically dropped off the face of the earth lately, and is regularly seen playing mid-stakes cash games in various casinos around the United States.

Many people have speculated that Jamie Gold has blown his bankroll in recent years. They cite the fact that Gold has been largely absent from the tournament circuit over the past year.

Gold certainly seems to be an odd choice to sign to a sponsorship deal.

However, given the fact that practically every well-known poker player in the world is already inked to a sponsorship deal, Jamie Gold was probably one of the few "big" names left to sign.

Would you play on a site because Jamie Gold was playing there?