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Daily 3-Bet: Poker Princess Jailed, Owing Negreanu, Brat Blow Up
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we find at Chinese poker princess getting hard time, poker pros owing Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth with a minor blowup in the first WSOP episodes.
1) Chinese Poker Princess Sentenced to Five Years
Remember that Chinese “Poker Princess” who reminded many people of Dan Bilzerian with her lavish lifestyle all over social media?
She’s going to jail for five years.
According to the BBC Guo Meimei will serve five years in jail for running an illegal casino. She was also fined 50,000 yuan, which seems like a pittance for a person who once posted a photo of a 10-figure bank account balance.
The 24-year-old Meimei ran gambling operations out of private flats she rented in the capital. Meimei started running her game after meeting a high-stakes poker pro in Macau.
Gambling is illegal in China with the exception of Macau. Meimei admitted to gambling illegally but denied running the casino.
2) Daniel Negreanu Still Owed by Lucky You Co-Stars
So Daniel Negreanu was watching classic poker flick (not really) Lucky You last and posted this innocuous Tweet:
Just watching the credits for the movie Lucky You and counted 7 people who still owe me money lol— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 14, 2015
We obviously don’t know the amounts owed to Negreanu but it’s a testament to the swingy nature of poker that a number of players in that movie have gone through very public financial difficulties.
Now it’s time to play detective. Here are the poker players listed in the Lucky You credits:
We’re not going to make any guesses (we’ll leave that to you!) but Matt Savage already chimed in with one other Lucky You actor who owed money.
Apparently Negreanu himself owed Savage $500 for a Golden Tee bet. Fortunately Negreanu said he’d pay up right away!
3) Phil Hellmuth Takes Center Stage in First WSOP Episodes
It’s just not a WSOP without at least one spectacular, memorable Phil Hellmuth moment.
This year’s ESPN coverage of the WSOP Main Event gets it out of the way right away with Hellmuth once again sparring with young online poker players.
This time around Hellmuth goes head-to-head with Mukul Pahuja and Jae Kim. All-in-all it’s pretty entertaining. The WSOP is looking pretty solid too.
You can check it out below: