Former poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping away from poker after receiving probation for stealing from a dealer’s tip container (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
When you are a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at a major land casino, probably creating a proceed the dealer’s tip field is not your decision that is best ever. Apparently, not every person grasps that reality, and today from the ‘what were you thinking’ files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker blogger Jay Newnum has received probation for stealing almost $700 while covering a Foxwoods casino poker tourney on 16 of last year december.
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The Fishers, Indiana writer apparently returned the stolen funds taken from the end box apparently snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing within a Mega Stack Challenge $600 No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament held at the popular Mashantucket, Connecticut casino.
Newnum is going to be permitted to be involved in something called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a us state court system that will wipe his record clean through the probation period without using chopsticks on anything but chow mein and moo goo gai pan if he makes it. Newnum dodged a bullet using this sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail as well as up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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