Utah Man Wins World Series of Poker Seniors' Event

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 68-year-old Utah retiree is taking home more nearly $635,000 after winning the seniors' championship at the World Series of Poker.

Layton resident Ken Lind emerged the victor Monday after a 14-hour third day of competition at the Rio casino in Las Vegas.

Lind is a great-grandfather who says he taught himself to play poker and got into the tournament with some prodding from a friend. He says playing in the World Series of Poker topped his bucket list.

The 50-and-older tournament set a record after drawing more than 4,400 players this year. The prize pool was nearly $4 million, and more than 440 finishers took home some cash.

The $1,000 buy-in event was first organized in 2001.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212053181