Elisabeth Hille Signs On As Norwegian Poker Ambassador For Betfair?
Following a sensational run in the World Series of Poker Main Event in which she ultimately finished 11th out of 6,598 entrants, Elisabeth Hille is rumoured to be signing on with Betfair Poker as a new poker ambassador for her native Norway.
For those unfamiliar with Hille’s story going into the Main Event, she was a recreational player who entered the $10,000 buy-in tournament courtesy of having a 50% stake in her boyfriend Harald Olsen, who finished 22nd in event #59 for $20,700.
A waitress by trade, Hille then rocked the poker world on its heels by turning in a great Main Event performance that saw her comfortably navigate the bubble and make it into the money only to fall agonisingly short of making the final table and this year’s Octo-Nine.
However, despite the disappointment of not getting to become the first woman to make a Main Event final table since Barbara Enright in 1995, Hille still took home just shy of $600,000 for her troubles and her remarkable story and magnetic personality has allegedly prompted Betfair to act.
Should the move go through, Hille would join the site’s roster of pros and ambassadors in representing Betfair at future live events, meaning she’ll rub shoulders with the likes of John Tabatabai, Hans Martin Vogl, Peter Eastgate and Jon Driscoll ahead of their upcoming trip to Cork.