If an article in Pokernewsdaily is to be believed, then American Pie actress and poker pro Shannon Elizabeth will be competing at this year’s World Team Poker event, but not as a Team America player. Instead, because of her father’s Lebanese origins she is eligible to partake in the event as part of Team Lebanon and so will be taking her place with fellow team members at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas on 19th May.
Elizabeth will be hoping to use her poker skills to forward the chances of Team Lebanon, which also includes fellow Lebanese pros Dany Georges, Freddy Deeb, Joe Awada and Mark Betor. Collectively the team has accumulated around $7.5 million in career tournament earnings.
I’ve checked the official World Team Poker website, and it seems that the story is true; Shannon is on Team Lebanon. And honestly, who wouldn’t want her on their team?