- Three years after signing with the online poker giant as a sponsored pro, Tony G steps down.
- Plans to direct all his energy on TonyBet.com, a sports betting site he founded in 2009.
- Will continue his affiliate-related business with Party.
The ever-loquacious and self-aggrandizing Antanas “Tony G” Guoga has announced his departure from PartyPoker in order to take his talents to … himself.
Three years after signing with the online poker giant as a sponsored pro, Tony G said he planned to direct all his energy on TonyBet.com, a sports betting site he founded in 2009.
“From now on 24 hours per day, 7days a week, 365 days per year my only focus will be TonyBet.com,” he wrote in his blog.
Though his attention is focused on TonyBet, he said he still planned to play in PartyPoker's Premier League VI.
“I am the only player who has played every single edition of the event and I am primed to win. I think it is my year and so does my faithful protector Nordas – we’re on to a winner,” he wrote in his blog. “Tony G is No.1!”
The Lithuanian businessman and poker pro also told PokerNews, which he owns, that he would remain “a loyal affiliate of PartyPoker.” He said he has worked with the site for more than a decade.
His rambling blog post continued with shots at his long-time foe Phil Hellmuth and even Dan “Jungleman” Cates.
“I am looking forward to smashing Hellmuth in the Premier League … I am drooling already,” he wrote. “I hope he doesn’t pull out when he knows I am waiting for him with a big knife and fork.”
Guoga also took issue with Cates for publicly asking Tom Dwan to finish a heads up match the two started. Dwan recently joined fellow Full Tilt pros in a mostly-for-PR battleship-style heads up challenge against PokerStars pros.
“Jungleman has turned into tarzan beating his chest!” Guoga wrote. “Didn’t we have a staking deal Jungle? What happened with all that – you vanished? Where’s Jane? I was going to put you into the WSOPE high-roller and you were in a hostel? What is going on? You used me and my good nature… global warming has clearly had an effect on the jungle.”