Former poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping away from poker after receiving probation for stealing from the dealer’s tip jar (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
If you are a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at a major land casino, probably building a proceed the dealer’s tip package just isn’t your decision that is best ever. Apparently, not everybody grasps that reality, and today 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 writer apparently returned the stolen funds taken from the tip box apparently snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing during a Mega Stack Challenge $600 No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament held at the Mashantucket that is popular casino.
Newnum are going to be permitted to take part in something called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ a state court system which will wipe his record clean if he makes it through the probation period without using chopsticks on anything but chow mein and moo goo gai pan. 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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