Poker player and businessman Antanas “Tony G” Guoga was elected to represent Lithuania in the European Parliament and will be part of 11 elected MEPs from his country.
This information made it into the gambling news and his Facebook post was reposted: “Today we made history in Lithuanian politics. For the first time Liberals have won two seats in the European Parliament. My sincere thanks go to all the voters, those who supported and helped me along the way!”
216 candidates were competing for the 11 seats, which Lithuania occupies in the European parliament. The first meeting of the elected MEPs will be in July 2014.
Tony G commented: “I have packed up the bike and I am going to EU parliament in Brussels to change Lithuania. I made second in the list as a candidate for the Liberal Party and am really happy. This result leaves me well positioned for next year.”
Moreover: “The Liberal Party has set a goal during the European parliamentary election to fight hard for two seats. Currently, the Liberal Movement in the European Parliament has one representative so there is a lot of hard work ahead of me.”
He has very long poker career of over 10 years, during which he refined his skills in various Lithuanian poker rooms and his overall earnings are over $3 million. Guoga’s largest single win was in 2005 when he pocketed around $450,000.