Gold learned poker from Johnny Chan, whom he met during a television program. Since 2005, Jamie Gold plays regularly at the World Series of Poker. In the World Series of Poker 2006, Jamie Gold won out over 8773 poker players. Among other things, he suggested at the final table Allen Cunningham and secured alongside the World Champion title a record prize money of 12 million dollars.
Gold played against Paul Wasicka in the heads-up and eventually won the tournament, as he ♥ 10 ♠ by Wasicka with a board of Q ♣ 8 ♥ 5 ♥ A ♦ 4 ♣ Q ♠ 9 ♣ defeated with the pair 10.
Before the World Series of Poker 2006 Jamie Gold entered into a partnership with the online casino Bodog.com. He should find celebrities who play during the Main Event with Bodog clothing. The compensation was paid his buy-in. Crispin Leyser helped him find celebrities and Jamie Gold is said to have agreed with him to share a possible profit in half.
After winning gold denied this agreement and the $ 12 million were frozen by quasi-judicial decision. Jamie Gold successfully fought but to cash out half the profits. In spring 2007, it was announced that Jamie Gold and Crispin Leyser agreed out of court. It remained unknown, the relation of the remaining 6 million will be paid. Furthermore ended Bodog.com partnership with Jamie Gold.
Jamie Gold is seen in the third and fourth season of High Stakes Poker.