Day 3 of the Aria Super High Roller Series cash game was fairly bereft of poker pros but that didn’t stop multi-millionaire John Morgan from stealing the show with a highlight-reel hand and a few hilarious stories about his past.
Morgan is the CEO of the Winmark Corporation, best known for the Play It Again Sports retail stores, but he also loves to play poker.
In fact Morgan admitted he frequently plays the $100 tournaments at Aria. It was astounding to poker pro Jean-Robert Bellande that someone with Morgan’s wealth would even bother with such low-stakes events.
“So you have a set and someone sucks out on you and hits a full house and busts you from the tournament, are you upset?” asked an incredulous Bellande.
“No I just go buy into another $100 tournament,” laughed Morgan. “They run every hour!”
Morgan explained his love for poker in more detail.
“It’s more of a sociological experiment,” said Morgan. “You meet some of the most interesting people. Sometimes I play the $100 over at the Orleans too.”
Apparently Morgan has won a few of the events too.
The rest of the players at the table tried to organize a $5,000 last longer prop bet between Morgan and Bellande in the $100 Aria tournament but Bellande wasn’t super keen since Morgan has so much experience playing those particular tournaments.
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