I told my mom I'd build a house out of Popsicle sticks, and move to California." He attended Pineway public middle school in North York, where the principal complained to his mother about Daniel's "poor manners or behavior" and threatened to expel him for "ignoring the school rules." While nursing dreams of a career as a professional snooker player, the then 15-year-old learned how to play poker.
At the age of 16, he was spending time in pool halls, hustling, sports betting, and playing cards.
Daniel became a vegetarian in 2000 and has been vegan since 2006. In addition to frequent appearances in charity events such as "Ante Up for Africa", which raises money for the crisis-torn region of Darfur, Negreanu is the founder of the annual "Big Swing" charity golf event.
The first annual Big Swing event was held on June 25, 2009 at the Harrah's Rio Secco Golf Club.
In June 2005 he announced his decision to terminate that relationship due to software issues that were problematic enough to cause a shutdown of the site.
In 2006, he used Full Contact Poker to launch a competition to select a protégé, whom Daniel would attempt to mold into a world-class live tournament poker player.
Professional poker players paired with celebrities who donated ,000 to the Lili Claire Foundation, a Las Vegas charity that serves children born with special needs and their families.
Negreanu is an accomplished tournament and cash game player.
He also played in two seasons of Poker Stars Big Game.
When he was several credits short of graduation, he dropped out of high school and began his life as a rounder playing at local charity casinos, usually at Casino Country and Fundtime Games, and looking for illegal games around the city.