Poker pro and TV personality Bernard Lee has been named the official spokesperson for Foxwood's poker room.
Lee, who has earned $1.4 million in total poker career tournament earnings, is a resident of Massachusetts, a graduate of Harvard University and Babson College and finished in 13th place in the 2005 world series of poker Main Event.
Lee's performance represents a top finish for a New England native in the history of the World Series of Poker.
Lee's connection with Foxwoods goes back to when it opened in 1992. The southeastern Connecticut casino facility was the first place he played in a poker event, participated in a main event and won a poker tournament.
Lee said that if there is such a thing as a home-court advantage in the game of poker, for him it is at Foxwoods. He said that he is very proud that Foxwoods choose him as their official spokesperson among the millions of poker pros in the world.
Since turning pro, Lee has hosted poker shows on television, radio and the Internet and worked as a poker columnist, author and commentator. Lee is currently the host of ESPN.com's weekly online poker show ESPN Inside Deal and is a poker columnist for the Boston Herald, ESPN.com and several other media organizations.
Lee has released two poker books, The Final Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2, which are compilations of all of his poker columns. He is also an instructor of the World Series of Poker Academy and a poker commentator for the World Series of Poker and the Eastern Poker Tour in New England.
Lee will wear the Foxwoods logo at live poker tournaments and his Boston-area poker radio show, The Bernard Lee Poker Show, is now officially presented by the Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises president Michael Speller said on February 9th, 2010 that they are very happy to add Bernard Lee to the Foxwoods Team. Speller said that Lee is such an important figure on the poker circuit and that they are certain that Lee's expertise will bring even more thrill to the poker experience at Foxwoods Casino.