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Zedd Cashes In $52,000 in Winnings at Celebrity Poker Event

We all know that Zedd is one of the top producers in the game. His music speaks for itself. One thing we may not know about the famous producer is his affinity for playing poker. As a matter of fact, Zedd recently took place in an international Poker tournament in Barcelona, Spain.

In an interview with pokerstars.com, Zedd was all too eager to discuss his appearance at the tournament.

"It'll be something new for me to attend a tournament as huge as PokerStars Championship Barcelona," Zedd said. "I'm looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and playing against some of the world's greatest poker players."

When it was all said and done, Zedd finished 3rd out of 226 qualifiers in a group that required a €2,150 buy in. His total earnings came out to €44,000 ($52,000). On top of his appearance in tournament, Zedd performed a 90 minute DJ set during the tournament’s “welcome party” to all of the attendees.

With one tournament in the books, is it possible that we see Zedd doing more poker tournaments down the road? It’s hard to say at this point but perhaps this could lead to a DJ themed poker tournament in the future. How about a tournament to decide who gets a Vegas residency? Considering the number of acts that have shows in Sin City every year, I’m sure that would be a compelling tournament to watch. Congrats to Zedd on his winnings and hopefully he gives us new music real soon!

H/T: DJ Mag // Cardplayer