Former poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping far from poker after receiving probation for stealing from a dealer’s tip container (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
If you are a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized competition at a major land casino, probably creating a proceed the dealer’s tip field just isn’t your decision that is best 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 blogger 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 blogger evidently returned the stolen funds taken from the end box reportedly snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing throughout a Mega Stack Challenge $600 No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament held at the popular Mashantucket, Connecticut casino.
Newnum is permitted to participate in one thing called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a state court system that 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 specific sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail as well as up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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