Previous 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 move on the dealer’s tip package is not your decision that is best ever. Apparently, not everyone grasps that reality, now from the ‘what were you thinking’ files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker writer 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 tip box apparently snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing during 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 one thing called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a state court program that will wipe his record clean if he makes it through the probation duration without using chopsticks on anything but chow mein and moo goo gai pan. Newnum dodged a bullet with this sentencing, as this Class B misdemeanor may have brought a optimum of six months in jail along with up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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