Luca Pagano

Poker is not a crime

In my last blog, I wrote about my involvement in the business and media side of the Italian poker industry. This time, I want to talk about my broader role as an ambassador for the game. Even though the "boom" was several years ago now, there are still a lot of misconceptions about poker and people ...more

by Luca Pagano on January 3, 2013 6:51 AM

The business of poker, beyond the felt

Ciao from Italy. I'm writing after another successful tournament series in San Remo. This was the sixth time the EPT has come to San Remo, and almost 800 players participated in the main event won by Ludovic Lacay. One reason why I'm always keen to see things go well in San Remo is because it ...more

by Luca Pagano on November 2, 2012 6:44 AM

Luca Pagano takes IPT San Remo

He's one of the nicest guys in poker, one of its greatest businessmen, and now the winner of the San Remo stop of his native Italian Poker Tour. Today, Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano took down the event in San Remo for €210,000. Though Pagano has been a professional poker player since taking third...more

by IPT Staff on August 1, 2011 12:43 PM

Team PokerStars Pro Profile: Luca Pagano

Luca Pagano is a man of trademarks. He has a trademark Italia jacket, a trademark wink, and a trademark smile. Emotional yet composed, friendly yet fierce, and confident yet humble--Pagano defines them all. In an age when many parents have been forced to come to grips with having poker players as...more

by Brad Willis on April 14, 2008 10:19 AM