Former WSOP Main Event Champ Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting

Greek myths mirror real life with stories of success and debauchery, pride and humiliation, and secrets that lead to dastardly results. We all keep in mind poker pro Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow’s 2003 cocaine arrest that ultimately led to a stint that is six-month Clark County jail on charges of felony possession with intent to sell. In reality, the list of poker player scandals, maybe not surprisingly, is colorful indeed, and now you can add 2004 World variety of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer to that particular list: he was arrested in early March after responding up to a website advertising for prostitutes. Unfortuitously for him, the ad was a sting arranged by North Carolina police, in which he ended up being nabbed, one presumes, when he showed up to meet his hooker at a police-selected hotel. Raymer is married, and was presumably looking for some action on the part. Even though the story originally stated that it was a male prostitution ring, that apparent mistake ended up being quickly amended. Whoops.

Story Hook

Wake Forest, new york police say that 48-yr-old Raymer ‘was one of six men whom responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website frequently utilized by prostitutes.’

Wake Forest police chief Jeffrey Leonard included that ‘the locations prostitutes opt for this kind of criminal activity differ, and seldom stay the same for more than a couple of days at time, helping to make enforcement difficult. In this instance, we conducted the operation at a hotel that is local its full cooperation. We are not conscious of this sort of unlawful task ever occurring at the resort [before]. Our officers selected the resort for the undercover operation at random.’

Maybe Not Alone

Raymer was one of six men arrested, even though certainly probably the most well-known (now notorious), he was not the only guy by having a high-profile image. 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 sales and marketing at MobileSmith.

Bail for all these ‘gentlemen’ ended up being set at $1,000, and court appearances for April eighteenth. Police said the sting procedure was ‘a pre-emptive measure to combat the nationwide trend that is growing of.’

Ricky, you got some ‘splainin’ to accomplish.

1,400 Layoff Notices for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Staff

1,434 of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino workers have 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 mainly regarded as a formality but, and one legitimately required by the current owner in the event the brand new owner will not wish to retain some or most of the existing staff. The layoff notices are expected 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 with the New Jersey Department of Labor week. Trump attorney John Donnelly flatly denied that Trump had filed the layoffs, while Meruelo has stated they’dn’t have even the appropriate right to do so, while they are perhaps not the owner that is current. The sale of the hotel is expected to be finalized by might 31.

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

‘Absolutely, a number that is substantial be rehired, but we’re uncertain how which will transpire,’ Gutierrez stated previously this week in an interview.

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

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

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

McDevitt added which he does not expect Meruelo to make any job cuts once they officially simply take over as owners associated with hotel and casino.

Baltimore Casino Construction Temporarily On Hold Following Lawsuit

Friends of five area citizens have brought construction on Ceasars Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street in south Baltimore up to a halt that is grinding. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Tanner issued a restraining that is temporary in light associated with the lawsuit, halting construction crews which had just started work on your website this week.

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

The casino task is backed by city and state officials, and the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) did perform a research on the web site and drew up an action plan regarding the contaminants that are possible there. Nonetheless, the residents state they were never ever allowed to go over the plan or raise some of city or state officials to their concerns, and that the master plan was later changed aswell.

‘The environment is being ignored, the center river is being ignored, so the hope is those remarks will be paid attention to and that the more comprehensive remedy would be placed in destination before the structures go up and eradicate the possibility to get rid of the hotspots of contaminated soil,’ environmental attorney Timothy Henderson said.

Lawyers for the town of Baltimore have actually responded by saying the lawsuit is frivolous, and that the seemingly heroic, underdog residents 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 because of this expensive litigation can hardly be to have one more ‘informational meeting’ in regards to the voluntary cleaning of this casino site,’ city lawyers Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco published within their response to the lawsuit. ‘More likely these interests are served by derailing this complex, time-sensitive construction effort.’

They also suggest that Caesars ended up being under no obligation to seek input from area residents regarding the action plan for the building site, which the MDE also disputes.

More hearings in 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 most certainly not 45-year-old Mr. Taylor from the UK who ended up being checked out by Lady Luck recently when his struggle for sleep prior to a night shift tempted him into the internet gambling world.

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

‘It’s still not really sunk in,’ stated Taylor, a self-confessed darts fanatic. ‘It’s about the equivalent of twenty years’ wages as I won’t pay tax on my winnings.’

‘It’s not enough for me personally to retire, but will make life great deal easier,’ included the Burnley resident. ‘I won’t be worrying about the bills and I’ll manage to go anywhere I want on holiday.’

As in the event that story doesn’t appear exciting enough, it turns out that Taylor destroyed his net connection to the William Hill site within mere seconds of his victory. 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 biggest winner regarding the William Hill slots, as 23-year-old barman from Doncaster, Lien Bailey, hit an even bigger win early last year when he struck it lucky into the ‘Millionaires Club’.

The ultimate slots prize would go 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 simply ten cents in the Polazzo Club at the Sheraton Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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