PN Podcast: Sports Betting Fraud, WSOP Preview and Guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express Fame


In the latest edition of Poker PodcastNews, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen come to you from PokerNews office at 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). They share highlights from the WSOP press conference, preview the PokerNews Golden Nugget Cup from June 24-28And remember Todd Terrydied aged 48.

They also discuss the winner of the bracelet Cory Zeidman being indicted for a $25 million sports betting fraud scheme, Bill Perkins buy art for $15.3 million, preview the very first BetMGM Poker Championship headlines ARIA Poker Classic with $1M GTDAndrew Neeme becoming the latest WPT ambassador, and Mark Davis deny Darren Elias to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. A slew of other tournaments were crowned winners and are highlighted in this episode, including 2022 Lodge Championship Series, Triton Madrid, 888poker LIVE Barcelona, ​​RGPS Downstream Casinoand MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship.

Finally, Chad sits down with this week’s guest, Billy Hayeswho is best known for his autobiographical book midnight express about his experiences and his escape from a Turkish prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish. He plans to play in the WSOP Main Event this year, which he talks about after sharing his amazing story with listeners. Additionally, it provides an overview of his new book Midnight Express Epilogue: The Train Keeps Rolling.

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Chad Holloway

United States Editor-in-Chief

American editor, co-host of the PokerNews podcast and winner of the 2013 WSOP bracelet.