Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo (born 1985) is a professional poker player and former Magic the Gathering contestant. Online, he is chiefly known by the alias ZeeJustin.

Data from 2018 shows that at that point, his accumulated winnings from live poker tournaments exceeded $42,9 million. Of that, over $13,8 million came from his 47 cashes at WSOP. He is a staple at high roller and super high roller tournaments around the world, including China.

In addition to his live tournament winnings, Bonomo has made significant profits from online poker.

Short facts about Justin Bonomo

Poker alias: ZeeJustin

Born: 30 September, 1985

Current residence: Paradise (Las Vegas metropolitan area), Nevada, USA

Just like many other professional poker players, Bonomo lives in the Panorama Towers in Paradise, Nevada.


As of June 2018, Bonomo has finished in the money in three EPT tournaments, including one final table. He has not won any EPT tournament.

The 2005 EPT Deauville

Justin Bonomo became known to a wider audience in February 2005 when he made it to the televised final table at the European Poker Tour French Open in Deauville. Being just 19 years old, he was one of the youngest poker players ever to get to a televised final table. He ended up finnishing 4th in the tournament.


As of 2018, Bonomo has won 3 WSOP bracelets and made it to 16 final tables.

Year Event Prize money
2014$1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed$449,980
2018$10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship$185,965
2018$1,000,000 No Limit Hold’em The Big One for One Drop$10,000,000

The $10 million win in 2018 caused Bonomo to overtake Daniel Negreanu as #1 on the all time money list for live poker tournament earnings.

Bonomo has never won a WSOP Main Event. His best placement in the Main Event is from 2005, when he made it to place 64.


As of 2018, Bonomo has finished in the money in eleven WPT tournaments, including three final tables. He has not won any WPT event.

Online poker

2006 ban

In 2006, Bonomo was banned from several poker sites after being caught entering online tournaments using multiple accounts. Tens of thousands of dollars were seized from his poker accounts.

Team Bodog

Bonomo used to be a sponsored member of Team Bodog. He left the team in 2010.

2011 account sharing accusations

In 2011, Prahlad Friedman accused Bonomo and Isaac Haxton of account sharing. (Account sharing is against the poker room rules.)


Bonomo has donated $13,250 (5% of this winnings from four poker tournaments) to Sens.org to support their life extension research.