The 5 Most Famous Canadian Gamers

When thinking about Canada you don’t particularly think about it having a big gambling or gaming scene. In recent years poker has been exploding in popularity. In comparison with the United States, Canada applies a less strict regulation on online gambling. Combine this with the growth of online casinos and gambling and you end up with a gaming scene that’s best for Canadians. The result: Some really talented Canadian gamers in what used to be a United States solo affair. So, to get to know these players a little better we’ve put together a list of the top 5 players and gamblers based in Canada.

Guy Laliberté

Born in Quebec in 1959, Professional Poker Player

Guy is a late bloomer in the poker world because he ironically spent the majority of his life forming Cirque du Soleil. In April 2007, he won $696,220 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. What makes his poker career legendary is that he also gives his price money to charity. Guy Laliberté founded Cirque du Soleil in 1984 with a small group of other partners. It was so successful that the Canadian government wanted it to tour other provinces. This made Laliberté a significant amount of money. Laliberté began to get offers to play on GSN’s Season 4 of their High Stakes Poker series. Additionally, he participated in Poker After Dark for Season 4.

Evelyn NG

Born in Quebec in 1959, Professional Poker Player

She has played professional poker both live and online. Her total live poker winnings exceed $375,000, according to a calculation. She rose to prominence in 2003 after defeating several American poker players, including the well-known Kathy Liebert, Jennifer Harman, and Annie Duke. She was once in a relationship with the famous poker player, Daniel Negreanu. She is regarded as one of the best players in Canada. She is well-known for her overly violent playing style.

Daniel Negreanu

Born in Toronto 1974, Professional Poker Player

With six WSOP bracelets and two WPT victories, he is the most experienced Canadian poker player. He was named Card Player Magazine’s player of the year in 2004. Daniel Negreanu is regarded as one of the most colorful poker players. On large pots, he enjoys staring down and talking out his rivals, a tactic that has proven effective with cumulative live earnings of more than $32 million in his career. Aside from his incredible performance on the live felt, he has also performed exceptionally well online, earning him a spot as Team Poker Stars’ most recognizable leader.

John Lefebvre

Born in Calgary 1951, Online Gambler

John Lefebvre is more interested in online gambling. He is another player who deserves a sort of administrative role because he founded other businesses before playing poker. John is the founder of Neteller. The most important money transfer network for online gambling. Furthermore, he is the only name on this list who has been arrested by police.

David Baazov

Born in Israel in 1980, raised in Montreal, Online Gambler

Baazov is the at the CEO of Amaya Gaming Group, the world’s largest online gambling company. When he bought Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, the two largest online poker rooms, he transformed Canada into an industry powerhouse. Forbes magazine dubbed Baazov the “new king of online gaming” in a 2014 post.

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