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Shane Warne's son has fulfilled a promise he made to his dad long before his tragic passing.
The cricket legend had planned to take some time away from work to travel to Las Vegas with his son and compete in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker.
Warne's sudden death as a result of a heart attack meant that he sadly wasn't able to live out that dream – but that didn't mean his son couldn't.
This week, Jackson Warne touched down in Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker, marking an emotional moment for the family in what has been a tumultuous year.
You love to see it – Warnie would be so, so proud.
Aussie royalty Warnie was known for his love of poker and often travelled overseas to compete in various tournaments.
But like any proud father, his one dream was to do it alongside his son.
Now Warne's daughter Brooke has revealed the father-son duo did have plans in place to jet out to Vegas and play together, although it ended up being Jackson who went alone.
“This has been a dream of his since he first started to play the game,” Brooke said in an Instagram story.
“Dad and Jacko were supposed to be there this year playing side by side.
“I couldn’t be prouder of Jackson to be playing today. You are going to do Dad and all of us so proud. I know Dad will be with you in spirit all the way.”
Former SAS: Australia contestant Jackson opened up on the pact they made earlier this week.
“This [coming] trip was meant to be the first time playing at the WSOP main event with my best friend and dad,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Missing you so much and wish you were here playing with me. I’ll make you proud.”
It's understood there was a $10,000 entry fee for the WSOP, but it seems the 23-year-old got off to a brilliant start.
“On a 20 minute break. Feeling comfortable. Won every hand I’ve played. Sitting on $82,900 c'mon,” Jackson posted on Instagram.
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