PokerStars Adds Glamorous Japanese Model Yuiko Matsukawa to his Team

After the wins of WSOP champion, Naoya Kihara, and grinder, Kosei Ichinose, PokerStars brings a touch of glamour to their Japanese team of representatives. Yuiko Matsukawa, a model, who is enjoying increasing popularity in the archipelago .

At 24 years of age, the young woman has become notorious for her magazine covers and appearances at the tables of the Macau Poker Cup final. A professional model, she is described by Pokerstars as a “rising star” in the land of the rising sun. The 24 year-old model is a familiar face in Asia where photos of her regularly feature in fashion magazines, and recently Yuiko has even been riding high at the box office, too, where she stars in the movie ‘Terrace House Closing Door’.


Yuiko Matsukawa Is PokerStars’ New Brand Ambassador (Photo Kenneth Lim)

In the coming weeks, Yuiko should multiply appearances on the circuit, especially in promotions designed specifically for the Asian public. PokerStars is also said to be “committed to supporting the growth of poker in Japan by expanding its team of Japanese officials.” Remember, a long but inevitable casino legalization process is underway on the archipelago actress will be joining PokerStars Team Pro roster.

More about Japan on Somuchpoker :

– Poker keeps growing in Japan

– Japan set to lift ban on casino in 2015



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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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