Russ Hamilton is a former professional poker player who has won the 1994 main event at the World Series of Poker.
Russ Hamilton retired in 1984 due to the allegedly better weather from Detroit to Las Vegas. In Detroit, he worked as a bookmaker. In Las Vegas he first ran a business alarm systems. Besides, he was a successful gambler when betting on basketball results. Later he devoted himself to the game of poker.
His success at the Main Event of the World Series of Poker in 1994 brought him primarily a million U.S. dollars. Since it was the 25th edition of the WSOP, he could not let his weight silver and got a bonus of $ 26,000.
Russ Hamilton is a respectable amateur golfers. He played mostly for large sums of money against other wealthy amateurs.
In all, he has earned throughout his career $ 1.5 million in prize money.
Since winning his World Series bracelet, Hamilton is considered gaming industry expert, ( lucky ) play expert '. Among other things, he served the poker site UltimateBet as a consultant, advisor ', where he participated in the recruitment of prominent poker players such as Phil Hellmuth for promotional purposes, was involved. He won several World Championships, World Championships ' in different casino games, and called 2005 the Ultimate Blackjack Tour to life.
On September 29, 2008 The Kahnawake Gaming Commission announced Gambling Commission ' known, they have clear and convincing evidence found to suggest that Russ Hamilton approximately between May 2004 and January 2008, both main responsibility as well as final beneficiaries of various serious cheating incidents, fraud ' at UltimateBet was.
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- Poker player (United States)
- Winner of the WSOP Main Event
- Bracelet winner
- Born in the 20th century