PN Podcast: Guest Billy Baxter Talks Hall of Fame, Doyle Brunson & Battling the IRS

Chad Holloway @ChadAHollowayConnor Richards @CRichards1995Matt Hansen @MattyBet
Billy Baxter

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!

Poker Legend Being Inducted in Inaugural Class of Sports Gambling Hall of Fame

Time Stamps

00:27Welcome to the show
00:35Matt & Connor coming to you from Spain!
01:30Teasing guest Billy Baxter
02:30EPT Barcelona underway
05:30Sponsor: Global Poker
07:00WSOP champ Daniel Weinman signs w/ Poker Royalty
08:38Competition in the market
09:39What is a junket?
11:54Zach Gruneberg’s cat “Nook” goes missing for 43 days
15:40Billy Baxter is a legend!
17:34Guest Billy Baxter joins the show
17:43Getting inducted into the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame
18:45Popularizing halftime betting
19:42Still betting
20:37Doyle Brunson the sports bettor
21:30Making a run in at an 8th bracelet in WSOP Seniors
23:00What do you think about what the WSOP has become?
24:28Tournaments too long for older players to succeed
26:24Early days of WSOP in regards to playing time
27:37Going head-to-head against the IRS
32:00Where do you keep your WSOP gold bracelets?
32:22Loaned bracelets to Doyle and never got them back
33:50Biggest WPT Prime to date
35:35Allen Kessler wins 4th “real” WSOP Circuit gold ring
37:14Daniel Lowery captures 14th gold ring
41:35PokerStars Summer Series in Philadelphia
45:10Big things coming for PokerStars US!

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  • Poker Hall of Famer Billy Baxter is this week's guest on the PokerNews Podcast.

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