PN Podcast: Sports Betting Fraud, WSOP Preview & Guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express Fame
In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen come to you from the PokerNews office at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). They share highlights from the WSOP Press Conference, preview the PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget from June 24-28, and remember Todd Terry, who passed away at age 48.
They also discuss bracelet winner Cory Zeidman being indicted for $25M sports betting fraud scheme, Bill Perkins buying art for $15.3 million, preview the first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship headlining ARIA Poker Classic w/ $1M GTD, Andrew Neeme becoming the latest WPT Ambassador, and Mark Davis denying Darren Elias to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. A slew of other tournaments crowned winners and are highlighted in this episode including from the 2022 Lodge Championship Series, Triton Madrid, 888poker LIVE Barcelona, RGPS Downstream Casino, and MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship.
Finally, Chad sits down with this week's guest, Billy Hayes, who is best known for his autobiographical book Midnight Express about his experiences in and escape from a Turkish prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish. He's planning to play the WSOP Main Event this year, which he talks about after sharing his incredible story with listeners. Plus he gives a glimpse into his new book Midnight Express Epilogue: Train Keeps Rolling.
Listen to those stories and more on the latest PokerNews Podcast!
|00:30||Welcome to the show|
|01:04||Chad & Jesse are at the WSOP!|
|01:25||Teasing guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express fame|
|02:34||PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget from June 24-28|
|03:22||Chad is the Kenan Thompson of PokerNews|
|04:08||Todd Terry passes away at 48|
|05:30||Cory Zeidman indicted for $25M Sports Betting Fraud Scheme|
|07:40||Bill Perkins goes wild buying art for $15.3M|
|10:50||Guest Billy Hayes joins the show|
|12:00||Who is Billy Hayes?|
|15:50||The book and the movie|
|17:15||How yoga saved his life|
|18:04||When and how did poker enter your life?|
|20:07||How do you feel about the Midnight Express film?|
|24:34||Returning to Turkey|
|29:55||Sponsored by cannabis company to play WSOP Main Event|
|33:01||Planning to play Day 1d|
|34:36||Which famous poker players wouldn’t you mind playing against?|
|36:50||Check out Billy Hayes’ new book here|
|38:07||First-Ever BetMGM Poker Championship Headlining ARIA Poker Classic w/ $1M GTD|
|39:45||Darren Elias / Mark Davis wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown|
|41:40||Andrew Neeme becomes latest WPT Ambassador|
|42:48||Recapping winners from the 2022 Lodge Championship Series|
|44:23||Daniel Jones makes the final table|
|45:53||Winners from Triton Madrid|
|47:49||Sandro Hauser Wins 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event|
|49:05||Scott Brandau Wins RGPS Main Event at Downstream Casino|
|50:00||Gerald Cunniff Wins MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship|
|51:09||WSOP Preview – What we learned at the press conference|
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Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.