|Online casino and betting exchange Betfair.com has announced that Canadian Internet poker player Sorel ‘Imper1um’ Mizzi has become the latest member of its Team Betfair.|
The London-based site stated that, with World Series of Poker Europe winner Annette Obrestad already a member of the Team, the signing of ‘Imper1um’ took it one step closer to ‘creating a team that we believe will be the dominant force in poker for the next decade’.
Although only 21, Mizzi has been called the best online poker player on the planet by PokerVerdict.com with PocketFives.com ranking him as its top contender. The Toronto native also finished third at the recent Irish Open in his first year of live tournament play to take home $600,000.
“Overall, 2007 was a great year for me and by joining Betfair Poker in 2008 I’m getting in with a team that not only has a great reputation but, more importantly, it’s going places,' said Mizzi.
“I am proud to add a player like Sorel Mizzi to our team,” said Bruce Stubbs, Head of Poker for Betfair.com.
“He is regarded as one of the best online tournament players in the world by many and has the results to prove it.”