Player Will Miss WSOP after Alleged Card Counting

Player Will Miss WSOP after Alleged Card Counting

Monday, 30 March 2015

A professional poker player will miss out on competing for a WSOP bracelet this year after he was allegedly banned from all Caesars owned properties for card counting.

Joe Stiers, a live and online grinder from Baltimore, was reportedly asked to leave his local casino after security staff for, what he believes to be, card counting at the blackjack table.

Although he hasn't been given a confirmed reason why he was asked to leave, Stiers told the Baltimore Sun that he'd been trying to gain an edge in the games as his local Horseshoe Casino and sources have told him that's why he was banned from the property.

After being asked to leave by security staff during the middle of a poker tournament he'd paid to enter, Stiers was then informed he wouldn't be able to enter any Caesars owned properties in the US. This blanket ban now means the pro won't be able to ante-up at the World Series of Poker this summer.

According to the Hendon Mob's database, Stiers has won just over $500,000 since 2012 and cashed four times at the WSOP. Unfortunately, unless he can find a way round his current ban, then that total won't be increasing any time soon.

Tags: WSOP, card counting, blackjack, Joe Stiers