Thursday, May 28, 2009

Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter is one of those professional casino poker player. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Baxter started his gambling career like many others of his age by gambling in the pool halls. When he was 14 he discovered he had a talent for hustling pool games. At the age of 16 he had socked away several thousand dollars from playing pool, and it wasn't always just because he was better than his opponent. When he turned 18 he was old enough to head to the taverns, where he discovered his next big love - poker.

In 1970’s, Billy begun playing in Las Vegas, and, by 1975, he entered the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He won that year’s $5000 deuce-to-seven tournament, and, in 1978, again won that event.

Baxter is a very successful 63-year-old professional poker player. And now, a sports-betting expert and well-known high-stakes poker player who has seven World Series of Poker bracelets to his credit, trailing only Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Phil Hellmuth in that category. Many recognized him as the guy who staked Stu Ungar when he captured his third world championship in 1997.


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