Daniel Negreanu is a famous poker and casino star whose fame raised overnight.
His entrance in the poker and in the casino world was unexpected but he got really beneficial in this industry.
That’s why he even got the nickname ‘Poker Kid’, and he got unstoppable ever since.
So, because of this, here are some facts that you have probably never heard of him.
1. He Is a Canadian
Many people think that the poker kid is American, but he actually comes from Canada.
He was born in Toronto in 1974, in a family that had just emigrated from Romania.
The Negreanu family were hoping to move to the States, but they ended up a little bit northern than expected.
2. He Is a Devoted Vegan
It’s really surprising, I know.
Even though his mom packed lunches for him loaded with meat and burgers from the fast-food chains, he considered changing his diet in the 2000s and go completely vegan and gluten-free.
In the 90s, he was constantly eating meat and steak, alcohol and potatoes and he wasn’t feeling very good.
Now, he consumes plant-based products along with fresh fruits and veggies.
3. He Constantly Plays Soccer
As I already said, he really enjoys and promotes the healthy side of life, and he is really into sports.
Especially soccer, where he plays with his friends and even admits that he really enjoys it.
He plays a left-wing and he always finds ways to improve his skills in soccer.
4. He Always Wanted to Be an Actor
Even since he was a teenager, at just 12 years of age, he was always auditioning for some kind of role and he never wanted to give up on his Hollywood dream.
Even though later in life, he never actually became a professional actor, he appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a guy in a funky yellow shirt who plays live casino games.
So you cant say that his dream wasn’t completely in the air.
5. He Has an American Citizenship as Well
Even though Daniel Negreanu is a proud citizen of Canada, he also took the Oath of Allegiance and actually became a citizen of the United States of America as well.
On March 12th, 2016 he officially became a US citizen and ever since he is allowed to vote and do the things every citizen is allowed as well.
‘I felt it was important to get it done in time to cast my vote!’
This was the statement of Daniel Negreanu after his official ceremony of becoming a US citizen.
The Poker Kid, Daniel Negreanu is really popular all around the world when it comes to the live casino industry.
He is one of the biggest icons in the gambling world and that’s how he will always be remembered.