Australian poker pro Tony G wants to get his first World Series Of Poker bracelet the easy way—by buying it. He announced on his blog that he wants to be the winning bidder for Peter Eastgate’s WSOP Main Event bracelet, which Eastgate is auctioning off on eBay. And what does he want to do with the bracelet, you might ask? Well, turn it into a collar for his dog, of course!
Tony G wrote about his plans on his blog. He said, “What am I going to do with Peter’s bracelet? Well, the plan is to get it adapted into a special collar for my trusted German Shepherd Zasko. The ultimate dog bling—as my gladiator and protector he deserves to be kitted out in such style. You may not think I am serious, but I am deadly serious—my dog is going to be wearing the Great Dane Eastgate’s bracelet—mark my words.”
Unfortunately, Tony G’s initial bid of $17,500 was quickly surpassed, but Tony G isn’t giving up. He says, “Carry on bidding, this bracelet is going to go for six figures. I respect Zasko too much to not pay what it takes but I do have limits. For $2 million I could buy him his own private jet!”
For those of you wondering why Peter Eastgate is auctioning off his WSOP bracelet, he is doing it to raise money for UNICEF. Tony G says that he wants to win the bracelet to make his dog a UNICEF ambassador. But I think it may be a little slap in the face to the WSOP to turn one of their sought-after bracelets into a dog collar.