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 has just launched a range of new online poker tournaments and is celebrating by offering a limited-time 50% re-load deposit bonus worth up to $100.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering online poker players the chance to take part in the main event at the upcoming St Maarten stop of the TK Poker Tour for as little as $1.10.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to kick off from February 16 and one lucky online poker player will be taking part after winning a prize package worth $4,000 into the Austrian extravaganza’s main event at Intertops Poker on Sunday.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to run from February 16 to February 26 and online poker players are being offered the chance to win a prize package into the Austrian tournament series’ main event for as little as $3.30.
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