Former WSOP Main Event Champ Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting

Greek myths mirror real life with tales of success and debauchery, pride and humiliation, and secrets that lead to results that are dastardly. We all remember poker pro Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow’s 2003 cocaine arrest that eventually led to a six-month stint in Clark County jail on charges of felony possession with intent to sell. In fact, the list of poker player scandals, maybe not surprisingly, is colorful indeed, and you can now add 2004 World group of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer to that list: he had been arrested in early March after responding up to a ad that is website prostitutes. Unfortuitously for him, the ad had been a sting arranged by North Carolina police, and he ended up being nabbed, one presumes, when he showed up to satisfy their hooker at a police-selected hotel. Raymer is married, and was allegedly looking for some action on the side. Although the story originally reported that it in fact was a prostitution that is male, that apparent mistake ended up being quickly amended. Whoops.

Tale Hook

Wake Forest, North Carolina police say that 48-yr-old Raymer ‘was one of six men whom reacted to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a web site usually employed by prostitutes.’

Wake Forest police chief Jeffrey Leonard included that ‘the locations prostitutes choose for this kind of criminal activity vary, and seldom remain similar for greater than a few days at time, helping to make enforcement difficult. In this example, we conducted the operation at a hotel that is local its full cooperation. We’re not aware of this type of unlawful task ever occurring at the resort [before]. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random.’

Perhaps Not Alone

Raymer was one of six men arrested, and even though certainly probably the most well-known (now notorious), he was not the only man with a image that is high-profile. Among one other six had been Kevin Scott Konarzewksi, president of Complete Inventory Services; Christopher Burrell Shella, managing director of Shella, Harris & Aus P.C and a previous attorney for Mangum; and Robert Hancock, vice-president of product sales and marketing at MobileSmith.

Bail for all these ‘gentlemen’ had been set at $1,000, and court appearances for 18th april. Police said the sting procedure was ‘a pre-emptive measure to fight the nationwide trend that is growing of.’

Ricky, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.

1,400 notices that are layoff Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Staff

1,434 of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino workers have actually been offered notices that are layoff warning them they may lose their jobs on May 10. The hotel ownership is expected to have transitioned from the current owners, to the new owners, the Meruelo Group by that point.

The notices are largely regarded as a formality nonetheless, and something legally required by the current owner if your new owner does not wish to retain some or each of the staff that is existing. The layoff notices are needed under New Jersey’s WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) system.

Curiously, neither Trump nor Meruelo has taken credit for the filing of the layoff notices, which happened this week with the New Jersey Department of Labor. Trump lawyer John Donnelly flatly denied that Trump had filed the layoffs, while Meruelo has stated they mightn’t have even the appropriate straight to do so, because they are not the owner that is current The sale of the hotel is likely to be finalized by might 31.

Nevertheless, despite the notices Meruelo Group has every intention of retaining as many current workers possible according to the business’s president and investment that is chief, Xavier Gutierrez.

‘Absolutely, a substantial number will be rehired, but we’re uncertain how that may transpire,’ Gutierrez stated early in the day this week in an interview.

The layoff notices and purchase come at a right time as soon as the Trump Plaza Casino has plummeted to your bottom of the Atlantic City casino rankings. The casino grossed simply $102.5 million from slots and table games in 2012, and its fortunes haven’t enhanced any in 2013. Profits for February were down 42% from the same period a 12 months ago to just $5.2 million, also dead last between the twelve Atlantic City gambling enterprises.

Industry sources anticipate Meruelo will pour their resources into turning the casino around and lifting it through the base of this rankings.

‘ We think this company will spend a substantial amount of money on the house to create it up to where it requires to be, much like Golden Nugget and Resorts did,’ casino union president Bob McDevitt stated of Meruelo’s purchase of the Trump Plaza.

McDevitt added they officially take over as owners of the hotel and casino that he does not expect Meruelo to make any job cuts once.

Baltimore Casino Construction Temporarily On Hold Following Lawsuit

A group of five area citizens have actually brought construction on Ceasars Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street in south Baltimore up to a grinding halt. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Tanner issued a temporary restraining purchase in light regarding the lawsuit, halting construction crews which had just begun work with the website this week.

The citizen group launched the lawsuit against the Baltimore casino, claiming the casino group never offered residents the opportunity to deal with their concerns about the environmental impact regarding the casino’s development on the building site, or the changes in its proposed action plan. That site on Russell Street once housed a complex that is industrial and pollutants were based in the soil seven years ago.

The casino project is backed by city and state officials, and the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) did execute a study on the web site and drew up an action plan regarding the possible contaminants discovered there. Nonetheless, the residents state they were never allowed to discuss the plan or raise some of their issues with town or state officials, and that the plan was later changed too.

‘The environment is being ignored, the middle river is being ignored, therefore the hope is those reviews would be taken notice of and that a more comprehensive remedy would be put in spot before the structures go up and get rid of the possibility to eliminate the hotspots of contaminated soil,’ ecological attorney Timothy Henderson said.

Lawyers for the town of Baltimore have responded by saying the lawsuit is frivolous, and that the seemingly heroic, underdog citizens behind it are actually nothing more than puppets being directed from the shadows by a mystery organization bent on delaying the casino’s development.

‘The inspiration with this litigation that is expensive hardly be to possess one more ‘informational meeting’ concerning the voluntary cleaning of this casino site,’ city solicitors Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco published in their reaction to the lawsuit. ‘More likely these interests are served by derailing this complex, time-sensitive construction effort.’

They also suggest that Caesars had been under no obligation to look for input from area residents regarding the action plan for the building site, which the MDE additionally disputes.

More hearings on the matter are scheduled.

Taylor ‘s Got It Made Out Of William Hill Jackpot

Whom says you have to gamble big to win big? Well definitely not Mr. that is 45-year-old Taylor the UK who had been checked out by Lady Luck recently when his struggle for sleep prior up to a night shift tempted him into the web gambling globe.

Taking his possibilities on the slots at William Hill, Taylor spun the wheel for just 20 pence and doubtless struggled further to catch some rest following a staggering win of £258,670.

‘It’s still not necessarily sunk in,’ stated Taylor, a darts that are self-confessed. ‘It’s in regards to the equivalent of 20 years’ wages as I won’t pay tax on my winnings.’

‘It’s not enough for me to retire, but will make life great deal easier,’ added the Burnley resident. ‘I won’t be fretting about the bills and I also’ll have the ability to get wherever i’d like on holiday.’

As in the event that story doesn’t appear exciting enough, it turns out that Taylor lost his web connection to the William Hill site within simple seconds of their triumph. He remained oblivious to his big victory until he logged back on to see a significantly increased balance in his online account.

Taylor hasn’t attained the name of winner that is biggest on the William Hill slots, as 23-year-old barman from Doncaster, Lien Bailey, hit an even larger win early a year ago when he struck it lucky in the ‘Millionaires Club’.

The ultimate slots prize goes to Ly Sam, a Vietnamese-American online gambling enthusiast who pocketed $55,542,296.73 despite the huge sums won by the Englishmen after spinning the tires for just ten cents in the Polazzo Club at the Sheraton resort in Ho Chi Minh City.

Initially, the casino declined to honor the jackpot because the record sum was really a technical glitch. However, Sam was awarded the amount of 1.5 million Vietnamese Dong after a ruling by the District 1 Peoples Court in Ho Chi Minh City settled and only the ball player.

So with her presence, it is worth keeping in mind that these stories are one-in-a-million tales of luck while you may never know when Lady Luck is going to grace you. But time that is next’re struggling to sleep, it could be worth the 20 pence spin just to see what happens.