888poker Signs Claire Renaut as New Ambassador for Team 888poker

Jun 21, 2010, 12:32 ET from 888.com

GIBRALTAR, June 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Before being in the professional poker world, Claire Renaut was an actress, a model and a movie script writer (her first long feature movie is to be released in July 2010 in France, "Je vous aime tres beaucoup" - http://www.jevousaimetresbeaucoup.com/). While taking part in the first edition of "Poker Academy Vegas", a show on NRJ12, she discovered a fascinating poker scene and decided to play poker professionally.

Shortly after she began her professional poker career, she started writing articles for one of the biggest French poker websites: http://www.madeinpoker.com and soon became one of the most popular journalists in France. In 2009, she also wrote and hosted "Las Vegas Poker Show", a TV show about the WSOP on RTL9.

Beginning in 2010, after two years of hard work and training side by side with the greatest poker players in the world, and while still writing for MadeInPoker and her blog Viedefish (one of the most read poker blogs in France - http://viedefish.wordpress.com/), she decided to start playing live poker tournaments.

In Claire's short time playing live poker tournaments, her results have proved her to be a success. Her live tournament wins include; 24e at the France Poker Tour, 1st place at the Ladies Irish Open, Runner-up at the Ladies EPT Monte Carlo and 5th place at the Women's World Open.

Claire's global popularity and success at the tables has not gone unnoticed! 888poker has grabbed the opportunity and is excited to announce a signed endorsement deal with the young star. Claire Renaut will be the newest ambassador of Team 888poker and will join the company of legendary cricketer, Shane Warne and "Last woman standing WSOP2009", Leo Margets.

As a new 888poker ambassador, Claire can be seen representing Team 888poker in tournaments around the world, including this year's World Series of Poker.

Signing Claire Renaut as an ambassador for Team 888poker signifies one of the many exciting changes that 888poker is bringing to the international poker scene. In addition to our new ambassador, 888poker will also be launching new software and several additional entertainment features and promotions throughout the rest of 2010.

For more information about 888poker and upcoming features and promotions, please go to http://www.888poker.com.

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    For more information, contact:
    Jennifer Huxley
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    Jennifer.huxley@888holdings.com

SOURCE 888.com