Poker Pro Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio Casino Car Park

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Poker Pro Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio Casino Car Park
02 Jul

Poker pro Joe Salvaggio took to Twitter to reveal the terrifying gunpoint robbery that he endured in the Rio car park during the WSOP yesterday…

The Cleveland pro was left shaken after the incident – one of several that have apparently occurred during this summer’s Series, with former Main Event champ Greg Merson unhappy about the security situation.

Marcel Luske and Joe Hachem also chimed in with concerns after Salvaggio revealed that police were less than helpful – or hopeful – of finding the culprit…

Salvaggio explained:

“The cop literally said 'this isn’t CSI' yet they said they have evidence of a person leaving Rio and getting into the car that he got out of." He added: “The gun clip fell out when he was shoving it in my face. I can’t see any possible way on earth they can’t get him."

The WSOP have responded by tweeting out advice on their security arrangements for those who don’t fancy wandering off the premises with bundles of cash…

The number of responses to Salvaggio’s robbery tale, however, suggest that the WSOP may have to do a bit more than this to ensure player safety at the world’s biggest poker event.

Vanessa Rousso was only one of many who shared their own tales of gunpoint thefts

…and most in the poker community will remember last year’s horrendous shooting of Tom ‘3betpanda Steinbach, lucky to survive after a robbery gone wrong outside the Texas Card House.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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