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 six-month stint in Clark County jail on charges of felony possession with intent to sell. In fact, the list of poker player scandals, not surprisingly, is colorful indeed, and you can now add 2004 World number of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer to that particular list: he ended up being arrested in very early March after responding to a website ad for prostitutes. Unfortunately for him, the ad had been a sting put up by North Carolina police, in which he ended up being nabbed, one presumes, as he showed up to generally meet their hooker at a police-selected hotel. Raymer is married, and was allegedly seeking some action on the side. Even though the story originally reported that it was a prostitution that is male, that apparent mistake had been quickly amended. Whoops.

Story Hook

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

Wake Forest police chief Jeffrey Leonard included that ‘the locations prostitutes opt for this sort of criminal activity vary, and seldom remain equivalent for greater than a day or two at time, which makes enforcement difficult. In this example, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation. We’re not conscious of this kind of criminal task ever occurring at the hotel [before]. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random.’

Maybe Not Alone

Raymer was one of six men arrested, and even though certainly the absolute most well-known (now notorious), he wasn’t the only guy by having a image that is high-profile. Among the other six were Kevin Scott Konarzewksi, president of Complete Inventory Services; Christopher Burrell Shella, managing director of Shella, Harris & Aus P.C and an attorney that is former Mangum; and Robert Hancock, vice-president of product sales and marketing at MobileSmith.

Bail for several these ‘gentlemen’ was set at $1,000, and court appearances for 18th april. Police said the sting operation was ‘a pre-emptive measure to combat the nationwide growing trend of prostitution.’

Ricky, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.

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 served layoff notices, 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 viewed as a formality however, and another legitimately required by the current owner in case the new owner will not wish to retain some or most 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 with the New Jersey Department of Labor week. Trump lawyer John Donnelly flatly denied that Trump had filed the layoffs, while Meruelo has stated they’dn’t have the legal directly to do this, as they are perhaps not the current owner. The sale of the hotel is expected to be finalized by might 31.

Nevertheless, regardless of the notices Meruelo Group has every intention of keeping as many current workers possible according to the company’s president and main investment officer, Xavier Gutierrez.

‘Absolutely, a number that is substantial be rehired, but we’re not sure how that may transpire,’ Gutierrez said earlier in the day this week within an interview.

The layoff notices and sale come at a right time whenever Trump Plaza Casino has plummeted to the bottom associated with Atlantic City casino rankings. The casino grossed simply $102.5 million from slots and dining table games in 2012, and its fortunes haven’t improved any in 2013. Earnings for February had been down 42% from the period that is same year ago to simply $5.2 million, also dead last between the twelve Atlantic City casinos.

Industry sources anticipate Meruelo will pour their resources into turning the casino around and lifting it from the bottom of the rankings.

‘ We think this company will spend quite a bit of cash on the property to bring it up to where it needs 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

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

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

The casino task 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 contaminants that are possible there. But, the residents say they had been 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 on changed aswell.

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

Lawyers for the City of Baltimore have actually responded by saying the lawsuit is frivolous, and that the seemingly heroic, underdog citizens behind it are now actually simply puppets being directed through the shadows by a mystery organization bent on delaying the casino’s development.

‘The inspiration because of this litigation that is expensive hardly be to possess one more ‘informational meeting’ in regards to the voluntary cleaning associated with the casino web site,’ city attorneys Matthew W. Nayden and Daniel J. Sparaco had written within their response to the lawsuit. ‘More likely these interests are served by derailing this complex, time-sensitive construction effort.’

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

More hearings on the matter are planned.

Taylor ‘s Got It Created Using William Hill Jackpot

Whom says you have to gamble big to win big? Well definitely not Mr. that is 45-year-old Taylor great britain who had been visited by Lady Luck recently when his struggle for sleep prior to a night shift tempted him into the internet 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 sleep after a staggering win of £258,670.

‘It’s nevertheless not necessarily sunk in,’ stated Taylor, a darts that are self-confessed. ‘It’s concerning the equivalent of two decades’ 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,’ included the Burnley resident. ‘I won’t be worrying about the bills and I’ll manage to go wherever I want on holiday.’

As if the story does not seem exciting enough, it turns out that Taylor lost his connection that is internet to William Hill site within simple seconds of their victory. He remained oblivious to their win that is big until logged back on to see a substantially increased balance in their online account.

Taylor hasn’t attained the title of biggest winner on 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 in the ‘Millionaires Club’.

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

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

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 might probably be well worth the 20 pence spin just to see what are the results.