Pants-Dropping Poker Player Indicted On Terrorism Charges
The poker player that went viral after several videos were posted showing him dropping his pants during the 2019 World Series of Poker main event has been indicted on terrorism charges. Ken Strauss, who is best known for the bizarre antics he put on during this year’s main event, was arrested following a series of ridiculous tweets in which he talked about mass shootings, mental health and the President of the United States.
The Pittsburgh sports super fan had already been disqualified during day 1C of the $10,000 buy-in main event after he went all-in blind, mooned his opponents and then threw his shoes on the table at the 2019 WSOP event. Now he is behind bars facing a $150,000 bond for making threats of an act of terrorism. Still reeling from one of the deadliest shootings in the history of the United States, the Las Vegas Police Department was not about to take any chances dealing with an individual that clearly has some issues that need to be resolved.
Brandstrom Wins Largest European Poker Tour Main Event Of All-Time
Swedish poker player Simon Brandstrom took home more than $1.4 million USD after winning the largest ever European Poker Tour main event. Brandstrom outlasted a record field of 1,988 players, which was by far the largest in the 16-year history of the European Tour. In addition to winning the 2019 European Poker Tour Barcelona no-limit hold’em main event, the 37-year-old was awarded a ridiculous 2,160 Card Player Player of the Year points for finishing first.
This was Brandstrom’s second title win of the year after he won a World Poker Tour event in Barcelona back in March for a payday that was just upwards of $300,000. Following the two victories, Brandstrom now ranks 25th in the 2019 Player of the Year race standings.
Poker superstar Phil Ivey Forced To Pay Back World Series Of Poker Earnings
Poker superstar Phil Ivey has been forced to pay back $124,000 in prize money following accusations of cheating. The 42-year-old was accused by a casino in Great Britain of something called edge sorting, which is noting imperfections in the edges of cards in order to gain an advantage. In addition to paying back his winnings to the British casino, officials at the Borgata in New Jersey filed a subsequent lawsuit that dated back to Ivey winning more than $10 million playing at that casino back in 2012. The Marina District Development Co. LLC was able to secure permission to garner any poker winnings that Ivey has claimed from any tournaments run under Caesar’s name.
This could be just the beginning of assets seized as more casinos get wind of the lawsuits that have already been filed in multiple jurisdictions. All things considered, there is a very good chance that Ivey will not be allowed to gamble at casinos in either the United States or Britain unless he pays his debts.