YANG CO-HOSTS

Jerry Yang is co-hosting the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Night along with other poker stars. Nancy Cartwright announced the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Nights. Co-hosting the Poker Tournament are poker pros Jerry Yang (WSOP Main Event Winner) and Mary Jones (WSOP Ladies Event Winner). Participants will get a rare opportunity to play with WSOP Bracelet Winners.

YANG CONFESSES

Jerry Yang won the 2007 WSOP Main Event, and while his commitment to religion and charity work may have been a large part of the equation, he now enjoys playing online more than in tournaments. Online poker players are now offered UK casino games such as online blackjack and fruit machines to enjoy between hands of poker.

In fact, outside of a few major tournaments and some charity events, Yang spends most of his time these days running his new sushi restaurant in Merced, California.

All the major marketing plans, television commercials and lucrative sponsorship deals seemed to simply pass him by.

And Jerry Yang says he’s not the only one.

“I’d like to know why Asian players don’t get the big sponsorship deals?” Yang asked. “I really would like to know. Being a World Champion, I get that question all the time. Do you know why, because we would like to know and I don’t know the answer?

“I believe, in this country, that everything people do is fair and I hate to bring the race issue into this. I don’t think its racism, but at the same time, we need to figure out what it is. We have to find a way to work together and figure out what this is all about.”