Melbourne, July 12 : Shane Warne, who is a full-time Tweeter, has a problem that he wants nearly 900,000 of his followers to help him solve.
The 42-year-old former Australian cricketer called for help on Wednesday morning when he lost 30,000 chips while playing in a World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament in Las Vegas.
"Chip count - 95,000 lost 30,000 this level ... Need a change of luck ... HELP followers ...," News. com. au quoted him as tweeting.
Warne's Twitter account is plastered with links to 888 - an online poker specialist for which Warne is an ambassador.
Even his Twitter handle - @warne888 - is geared entirely towards his new hobby.
Anti-gambling spokesman Mark Zirnsak said it's disappointing someone of Warne's stature would constantly endorse poker.
Zirnsak, the chair of the Victorian Inter-church Gambling Taskforce, says Warne is sending the wrong message, particularly to younger fans.
"He shouldn't use his good name and celebrity status to promote gambling," he said.
"To try and draw people in is a questionably ethical thing to do," Zirnsak added. (ANI)
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