American poker heavyweight Jason Mercier is to dedicate to waifs, baby purees, and diapers. For those wondering, the son of the American professional poker player Jason Mercier and his wife Natasha Mercier is greeted worldwide with great enthusiasm. Mere hours ago, the baby boy’s arrival was announced on Twitter and the recently-married couple received a ton of best wishes and congrats. Marco Henry Mercier is the first addition to the Mercier’s poker team and only time will tell if he will follow his parent’s steps.
Today, 6th October, the poker community is commemorating the birth of Natasha and Jason Mercier’s first baby. The player announced the good news via the social network Twitter. His publication reads that the newborn’s weight is 3.26 kg. The couple looks more than happy. A few months ago, the player tweeted that his pregnant wife is due to give birth to their first child in October. When Mrs. Mercier was in the beginning of her second trimester, she shared that she will stop playing only for a few months, but after that she will return to the poker field.
Unlike most pregnant women, who prefer to stay at home in peace and drink tea, Natasha was confidently playing poker and even registering winnings. Her last appearance on the poker tables was in July this year, when she entered the annual summer WSOP festival. Pregnancy has a different effect on every woman – some change their mood often, others eat sweets and Natasha experienced a negative effect on her game. Her husband, on the other hand, told the interviewers that he considers to play as much games as possible before the baby is born. Merciers’ fans were worried if they will see their favorite couple again on the poker tables, but Jason announced that it depends on the baby and how it will work out with taking their newborn son with them.
Jason did not hide his wish for his first child to be a boy. He commented that he does not mind if all of his other kids are girls, but he wants at least one son. Of course, one of the most logical questions was if Mercier family will initiate their son into the world of poker. Jason Mercier shared that they do not consider to keep Mercier Junior away from gambling and poker as this is part of their life.
Poker Team Mercier
Jason Mercier is recognized as one of the best poker pros in the world. The player has a collection of trophies, which includes 5 WSOP gold bracelets. Apart from that, he has won one European Poker Tour title. In 2016, he was named the WSOP Player of the Year. He was also inducted a member of the Team PokerStars Pro. The independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI) ranked Jason Mercier in 1st place based on his performance and achievements. According to his Hendonmob profile, Jason has accumulated $18,559,070 in prize money.
Jason’s wife Natasha is born in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2003, she came to the United States and started to play poker in order to pay for her education. At present, she ranks in 25th place on the list of most successful female tournament poker players of all time. Her tournament winnings exceed $1 million. Marco Henry Mercier is most likely the new heir to Merciers’ throne. Congrats, young family! Casino Reports’ team wishes you all the best!