Crime doesn’t pay, as Lakasha Johnson found out when she was found guilty of stealing a poker player’s winnings from his hotel room while he slept. The unnamed poker player hid $9,000 in winnings behind his television, which was gone in the morning, as was Johnson. Though she didn’t appear at her trial, she was sentenced to 18 months probation, 90 hours of community service, and repayment of the $9,000 she stole. Jay Leno and Congressman Barney Frank
When Jay Leno invites someone like Congressman Barney Frank to be a guest on his show, he knows there will be some political speak. And Frank didn’t hesitate to discuss some of the biggest issues his Financial Services Committee has on the table, including one of his revenue-generating bills that is H.R. 2267. He debated the online gaming regulation legislation with Leno by discussing personal freedoms and the $42 billion that could be earned in the next decade should the bill pass.
It’s a big week for sports stars in the world of poker. While UK football legend Teddy Sheringham finished in fifth place at the EPT Vilamoura Main Event final table in Portugal, Aussie cricket star Shane Warne, the team captain of his 888.com group, made a final table of his own. It was at the Victoria Championship poker series in Melbourne that he went to the final table of the High Stakes Hold’em tournament as the chip leader and finished in third place for AU$40,000.
ALL IN, a company that produces energy drinks, along with parent company Kobe Nutrition, recently formed ALL IN Asia. The new subsidiary will be headed up by Desmond Liew to market the brand of energy drinks to the Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Korea markets, as well as the eventual expansion to the rest of Asia. The newly designed products will be sold in casinos and betting houses as well as supermarkets.