Instagram star and professional poker player Dan Bilzerian has become an Armenian citizen, and registered for military service in that country as required by law.
Bilzerian, an American of Armenian descent, arrived in Yerevan, Armenia on Monday, and along with his brother took part in a naturalization ceremony.
After the ceremony, Blizerian received a copy of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia with ‘great enthusiasm’, according to a statement from Mnatsakan Bichakhchyan, head of the passport and visa department of the Armenian Police.
Bilzerian, who has gained some 24 million Instagram photos with his frequent posts of guns, scantily clad women, cars and marijuana, celebrated by ‘training’ with Armenian soldiers.
Video from his trip shows him firing various heavy machine guns and flying in what appears to be a military helicopter.
It is unclear whether Bilzerian, 37, will actually join the Armenian military. A post on Twitter said he was planning to fly to Thailand imminently.
All male citizens of Armenia are required to perform national service or face criminal prosecution.
However an exemption applies to those older than 27, allowing them to pay a fine of 3.6 million Armenian Dram if they have not completed service by that age. The fine is the equivalent of about $7,480.
Bilzerian courted controversy last year when he posted video of himself in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas concert shooting in October.