Former poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping away from poker after receiving probation for stealing from the dealer’s tip container (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
When you’re a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at a major land casino, probably making a proceed the dealer’s tip package isn’t your most readily useful decision ever. Apparently, not everybody grasps that reality, and now from the ‘what were you thinking’ files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker writer Jay Newnum has received probation for stealing almost $700 while covering a Foxwoods casino poker tourney on December 16 of last year.
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The Fishers, Indiana blogger evidently returned the stolen funds taken from the end box apparently 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 be involved 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 particular sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail along with up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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