|Having met online at Partypoker.com and fallen in love, Jackie Johnson and Gary Suffir have now announced that they are planning to start a family and that all bets are for a baby called “Chip”.|
The couple met online in September 2004 in a $30 Omaha game in the site's virtual chat rooms after Jackie defended Gary in a row over a bad beat. They remained in contact and after a few months Jackie moved to New York City from Las Vegas to live with Gary in March 2005.
Now a year later, they are getting hitched at the Paris Hotel in Vegas on March 7th, with famous poker ambassador Mike Sexton as a witness, and it seems the sound of baby feet could soon be heard.
‘We thought that if the baby is a boy we could call it Mike after Mike Sexton but in honor of the way we met we'll call him Chip,’ said a smiling Gary. ‘If our baby is a girl we may call her Linda after Linda Johnson, the first lady of poker, but Queenie is a possibility.’
Jackie, a 27 year-old artist, said, ‘We're just so happy to have found each other and we can't wait to start a family.’
PartyPoker.com spokesman Warren Lush said, ‘It is with great delight that we are hosting what we believe is the world's first online poker wedding. We hope that they'll have and to hold'em forever and ever.’