A few online poker stars are set to enjoy a different type of glamour shortly, when they appear in an upcoming episode of hit HBO series Entourage.
Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari and Alex "Traheho" Torelli, both members of the Victory Poker team, will appear in an episode as poker pros.
Esfandiari played the poker pro for the scene, in which Torelli also appeared. Both players appear sporting their team Victory patches, a great promotional opportunity for them considering the large viewership of the popular television series.
As a series that highlights the extravagant lifestyle of the Hollywood celebrity community, it was only a matter of time before poker professionals made an appearance.
And with the explosion of poker-specific television programs and the appearance of poker in television series such as this one, perhaps we can expect one of the main characters - Vince, played by Adrian Grenier. "E," played by Kevin Connolly, Turtle, played by Jerry Ferrara, or Drama, played by Kevin Dillon - to take up the sport on Entourage in the future..