Lee Watkinson Moonlighting as Thug Jeweler

by , Jun 26, 2008 | 2:17 pm

Stumbled across this billboard the other day just a couple blocks away from the Rio.

Interesting to see a poker pro 1) with Mike Tyson-esque tats running up his face; and 2) with no reference to his pokering nor a Full Tilt logo anywhere in sight. Of course probably not a bad idea for anyone in the poker biz to diversify their life portfolio … but I can’t help but wonder if last year’s main-event final tableist doesn’t want anyone in the poker world to actually see his Sigfried and Roy side exposed. Actually, I guess it would be bizzaro Sigfried and Roy, or Roy’s evil brother … regardless … who knew Lee Watkinson wanted to sell you knives and skulls to wear at your next formal dinner?

The recent CardPlayer coverboy’s billboard is located just south of the Rio on Dean Martin Dr. (Industrial) facing to the northeast. That means anyone driving in from the south won’t see it, because it will be behind them; but nor will anyone heading to the WSOP from the north … because they would exit I-15 on Flamingo about a third-mile before Lee Watkinson’s topless torso graces their field of view. The only way a poker player might see this sign is if he were leaving the Rio to grab a quick bite at the In-n-Out Burger.

The website he’s pimping — www.leewatkinson.com — doesn’t seem to be fully converted yet for his fashion line … it’s actually about poker … but it does have some funny pictures of Lee taking on an orangutan as a poker protege.

6 Comments to “Lee Watkinson Moonlighting as Thug Jeweler”

  1. California Jen

    Scary. Just scary.

    Good for him for diversifying, but does he have to do it like this?

  2. Kevin Mathers

    I’m sure the jewelry line is his wife/girlfriend/signifcant other’s idea.

  3. olivert

    There is another billboard on the Paradise Avenue/Airport Connector that is visible if you proceed southound on Paradise toward the tunnel under the airport runway.

    That billboard has Lee sitting on his “throne” flanked by two ladies.

  4. DanM

    ***I’m sure the jewelry ***

    Kevmath, that’s very unlike you to speak in such hyperbole. Are you sure you’re sure?

  5. Scott Chaffin

    Yeah, ladies love skull knives and rings. I’ve often sat by my lonely self and pondered the power of the bling. I think I’ll order a pallet-load.

  6. Ed

    “Yeah, ladies love skull knives and rings.”

    I bet she would. You do remember this lovely red head…right? 🙂