Talk about bolstering one’s celebrity through non-conventional means. Actress Jennifer Tilly, sibling to the once better known Meg Tilly, tried her hand at Texas Hold ‘Em, and walked away with $158,625 at the Ladies World Series of Poker. She beat out 600 other women.
This may be good news for Jennifer, but it also bodes well for the game to have a bona fide movie star, albeit a B-lister, in its rank & file. Not that poker needs much help. Shares of Partygaming PLC rose 11 percent on their first day of trading on the London Stock Exchange, putting the online gambling company’s value at a cool $8.5 billion.