Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Of all the programmes on TV at the moment perhaps the least likely one you'd expect to find a poker related link was The Great British Bake Off.
It transpires that the winner of the amateur baking contest, Jo Wheatley, is married to a professional poker player who has been jailed for his part in a £60m money laundering scam. Richard 'The Bear' Wheatley, was given a seven year sentence in April last year after admitting conspiracy with others to conceal, convert and transfer proceeds of crime, allegedly in connection with money related to drug trafficking.Wheatley was a regular on the tournament circuit with some impressive performances listed on his Hendon Mob database entry, most notably a $60,000 score in the 2008 888.com UK Open and a win in the £500 GUKPT Grand Final, also in 2008, for £26,250.The contest winner, Jo Wheatley, was up front with show producers about her husband's current status, saying that she “didn't want to use it as some X Factor–style sob story.” And having seen the pleading from some of this year's X Factor performers we should all be grateful for that.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will hold their special May Day online poker tournament with a guaranteed $2,000 in the prize pool on May 1 and players are being offered the chance to qualify from Monday to April 30 via a series of satellites.
The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are about to kick off three-stage online satellite tournament series that are promising to award winners with prize packages to compete in the upcoming European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria.
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