Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter

United States
United States
GPI Rank 31,541
WSOP Bracelets 7
Total Live Earnings $3,217,586
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Billy Baxter is an American poker player and seven-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. Five of Baxter's seven bracelets have come in 2-7 Draw.

He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006 and has amassed over $2.7 million in career earnings.

Baxter famously won a 1986 court case that argued that poker was a game of skill.

In 2010, Baxter narrowly missed out on a World Poker Tour title, finishing fifth for $246,921. This remains the largest cash of Baxter's career.

More than a decade later, Baxter came within inches of winning his first Hold'em bracelet in the $1,000 Seniors Championship at the 2023 WSOP, finishing runner-up to Lonnie Hallett for $473,212.

Billy Baxter WSOP Bracelets

YearTournamentPrize (US$)
1975$1,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$35,000
1978$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$90,000
1982$10,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$95,000
1982$2,500 Ace to Five Draw$48,750
1987$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$153,000
1993$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw$130,500
2002$1,500 Razz$64,860

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship
2nd $473,212
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
733rd $17,500
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
764th $1,603
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
18th $7,163
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz
24th $5,752
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw
7th $15,054
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 5 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/ Re-buys
59th $8,971
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
136th $58,570

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