Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga is a world famous poker player and a well-respected businessman who runs a number of successful international companies. Tony G is also one of the world’s premier professional poker players, regularly playing in some of the biggest high stakes poker games in the world. Tony was born and raised in Kaunas, Lithuania.
At the age of 11 he and his family moved to Melbourne in Australia, where he graduated from high school and obtained Australian citizenship. Tony then left Australia to travel the world playing poker and working various jobs from dealing in international casinos to exchanging stocks.
The rise of Tony G
At the end of 2003 Tony launched Pokernews.com which quickly became the world’s leading live poker tournament reporting and news website. In the next few years Tony established offices in 30 countries as the company continued to grow.
The year 2004 was crucial for Tony as he made the final in the WPT's €10,000 Grand Prix de Paris and finished second for €340,000. The televised event allowed Tony's entertaining antics during the game to be picked up by people in the industry, as well as poker fans all over the world. News of Tony's ability and style began to spread fast in the live poker world and throughout online forums.
This took the name Tony G to the new level and Tony continued to gain notoriety by playing in many more televised events. To this day his reputation as a brilliant poker player, strategist and entertaining personality continues to grow.
Now Tony brings his passion for sports, knowledge of financial markets and strong business ideas to the world of sports betting through TonyBet. His long history of building safe online experiences and at the same time creating a friendly and fun atmosphere for the customers is evident at TonyBet, with this philosophy filtering down through the entire organization.
Tony G understands the importance of community and the needs of those less fortunate. He has developed a reputation as a generous philanthropist. Tony also plays in many charity poker events and has contributed large portions of his winnings to various charity trusts and organizations.
In 2011 Tony received the World Lithuanian award due to the generous contributions to his home country.