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Poker Pros’ Vegetarian Gamble

Written by PETA | March 11, 2010

Phil Ivey

I love to play blackjack, but when it comes to poker, I can’t remember if a flush beats a full house or vice versa, so I usually breeze right by those tables.

But you can bet I’ll be watching to see how a high-stakes vegetarian prop wager made between poker pros Phil Ivey and Tom “durrrr” Dwan on High Stakes Poker plays out. Dwan challenged Ivey to go vegetarian for a year, and Ivey accepted the million-dollar bet, noting that he’d been thinking about going meatless anyway.

Considering all the health and environmental benefits that a vegetarian diet offers—plus the endless possibilities for mouthwatering animal-free cuisine—that million-dollar prize will be a cinch for Ivey to win.

Up for a little side bet of your own? Take our 30-day vegan challenge—I bet you’ll feel healthier than ever before.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Matt says:

    Only losers eat meat

  • Annette says:

    No fair I’ve been veggie for nearly three years now. Where’s my million dollars? P Hehe!

  • Pam Ernest says:

    Daniel Negreanu one of the best poker players out there is vegan. Hopefully this is the start of a trend.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    There can be no limit the worth of the animals saved. I think Phil might even ‘like’ be vegetarian.

  • Manic Monkey says:

    “Considering all the health and environmental benefits that a vegetarian diet offersplus the endless possibilities for mouthwatering animalfree cuisinethat milliondollar prize will be a cinch for Ivey to win.” Good for him. Going vegetarian has no effect on poker. P