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Usain Bolt to Focus on poker in Retirement

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Usain Bolt to Focus on poker in Retirement

Dominant sprinter, Usain Bolt, has officially retired from sprinting and the world of international track and field, leaving him more time for Poker.

Usain Bolt partnered with online mega-player, PokerStars at the beginning of June, his first order of business was to call out comedy actor, Kevin Hart, who is himself a poker enthusiast.

The Jamaican sprinter and American actor are part of a promotion called #GameOn, with Bolt and Hart working to make poker “fun” again.

They launched the campaign with a movie trailer, the beginning of carefully planned social media battle which w9ill have the two square off by thinking of a way to outwit their opponent and then posting it on their social media channels. Even former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz appears in the trailer.

Social media followers of the pair will cast their votes for the feat they felt which most impressed them.

It all leads back to the poker table, in a face-to-face poker match between Hart and Bolt, hosted by the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas.

Bolt and Hart have just under 100 million social media followers between them, and it’s believed this social media stunt will engage more people with PokerStars and poker as a lot of fun.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.