PN Podcast: Guest Billy Baxter Talks Hall of Fame, Doyle Brunson & Battling the IRS
On the latest PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come to you from different parts of the world. Chad is back home in Wisconsin, while Connor and Matt are over at the EPT Barcelona. They discuss Daniel Weinman's signing with Poker Royalty, Zach Gruneberg's cat missing for 43 days, and the largest WPT Prime to date. They also talk about both Allen Kessler and Daniel Lowery capturing WSOP Circuit gold rings, as well as the PokerStars Summer Series kicking off in Philadelphia.
As for a guest, this week Chad managed to get Poker Hall of Famer and sports betting legend Billy Baxter on the show. He talks about his recent induction into the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame, what it was like to make a deep run in the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Seniors Event (he finished as runner-up), and remembers how Doyle Brunson fared as a sports bettor. Baxter is a master storyteller, so you don't want to miss this chance to hear from the living legend.
Listen to those stories and more on the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast!
|00:27||Welcome to the show|
|00:35||Matt & Connor coming to you from Spain!|
|01:30||Teasing guest Billy Baxter|
|02:30||EPT Barcelona underway|
|05:30||Sponsor: Global Poker|
|07:00||WSOP champ Daniel Weinman signs w/ Poker Royalty|
|08:38||Competition in the market|
|09:39||What is a junket?|
|11:54||Zach Gruneberg’s cat “Nook” goes missing for 43 days|
|15:40||Billy Baxter is a legend!|
|17:34||Guest Billy Baxter joins the show|
|17:43||Getting inducted into the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame|
|18:45||Popularizing halftime betting|
|20:37||Doyle Brunson the sports bettor|
|21:30||Making a run in at an 8th bracelet in WSOP Seniors|
|23:00||What do you think about what the WSOP has become?|
|24:28||Tournaments too long for older players to succeed|
|26:24||Early days of WSOP in regards to playing time|
|27:37||Going head-to-head against the IRS|
|32:00||Where do you keep your WSOP gold bracelets?|
|32:22||Loaned bracelets to Doyle and never got them back|
|33:50||Biggest WPT Prime to date|
|35:35||Allen Kessler wins 4th “real” WSOP Circuit gold ring|
|37:14||Daniel Lowery captures 14th gold ring|
|41:35||PokerStars Summer Series in Philadelphia|
|45:10||Big things coming for PokerStars US!|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.