Story provided by: Beans
So on this Hallmark-induced holiday, it‚Äôs good to see poker unite man and woman
Party Poker is taking responsibility for the marriage of two of its fishies, Gary Suffir, a lawyer from New York, and Jackie Johnson, an artist from Las Vegas. The two met while playing Omaha on the site and will be going all-in on their commitment (ceremonially at least, let‚Äôs hope they‚Äôve sealed this biblically already) during a poker-themed ceremony in Las Vegas on March 7, 2006.
The online match
After the wedding, the pair is reportedly spending their honeymoon aboard the Party Poker Million V cruise. There will also be an online tournament for guests of the wedding.
This wedding may have larger repercussions than just the end of Gary‚Äôs bachelorhood, as Party Poker has realized that it can potentially tap in to a different market and demographic. According to Party Poker spokesperson Warren Lush, ‚ÄúSince hearing about Gary and Jackie, we’ve now done a deal with LavaLife for some private poker dating tables. Perhaps we should think about creating our own online dating site."
This of course would make for some wonderfully awkward ‚ÄúMeet the Parents‚Äù type introductions.
‚ÄúHi Mom and Dad. This is John. I met him at 3 a.m. on a $5-$10 NLH table a few months ago. His tag cracked me up. He calls himself, ‚ÄòPoopface Killa.‚Äô It was meant to be.‚Äù
Anyway, congratulations to Gary and Jackie and may you never take any relational bad beats. And Gary, you might be