PN Podcast: Sports Betting Fraud, WSOP Preview & Guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express Fame

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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!

Time Stamps

00:30Welcome to the show
01:04Chad & Jesse are at the WSOP!
01:25Teasing guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express fame
02:34PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget from June 24-28
03:22Chad is the Kenan Thompson of PokerNews
04:08Todd Terry passes away at 48
05:30Cory Zeidman indicted for $25M Sports Betting Fraud Scheme
07:40Bill Perkins goes wild buying art for $15.3M
10:02Midnight Express
10:50Guest Billy Hayes joins the show
12:00Who is Billy Hayes?
15:50The book and the movie
17:15How yoga saved his life
18:04When and how did poker enter your life?
20:07How do you feel about the Midnight Express film?
24:34Returning to Turkey
28:26Interpol warrant
29:55Sponsored by cannabis company to play WSOP Main Event
33:01Planning to play Day 1d
34:36Which famous poker players wouldn’t you mind playing against?
36:50Check out Billy Hayes’ new book here
38:07First-Ever BetMGM Poker Championship Headlining ARIA Poker Classic w/ $1M GTD
39:45Darren Elias / Mark Davis wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
41:40Andrew Neeme becomes latest WPT Ambassador
42:48Recapping winners from the 2022 Lodge Championship Series
44:23Daniel Jones makes the final table
45:53Winners from Triton Madrid
47:27Sponsor: 888poker
47:49Sandro Hauser Wins 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event
49:05Scott Brandau Wins RGPS Main Event at Downstream Casino
50:00Gerald Cunniff Wins MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship
51:09WSOP Preview – What we learned at the press conference

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