Previous poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping far from poker after receiving probation for stealing from the dealer’s tip container (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
When you’re a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized competition at a major land casino, probably building a proceed the dealer’s tip package isn’t your most useful decision ever. Apparently, not everyone grasps that reality, and 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 evidently returned the stolen funds taken from the end box reportedly 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 are allowed to participate in one thing called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a state court system which 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 with this particular sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail along with up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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