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Daily 3-Bet: Ting Dinged, Liv Poses, JTilly on Modern Family
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Today in the 3-Bet we find Edwin Ting sentenced for running the "most high-profile illegal poker (game) in New York City," Liv Boeree steps back into her modeling shoes for FHM magazine and Jennifer Tilly reprises her role on sitcom Modern Family.
1) Ting Sentenced to Five Months, Forfeits $2m
Sentences continue to trickle in in the splashy New York "poker underworld" case from last year that saw 34 people, including high-stakes poker pro Justin "BoostedJ" Smith, charged with running an illegal gambling business.
Appearing in court yesterday was one of the games' coordinators, Edwin Ting, who was sentenced to five months in prison and forced to forfeit $2m. According to the New York Daily News:
"The 42-year-old 'ran what was likely the largest and most high-profile illegal poker (game) in New York City for years,' prosecutors said in a pre-sentence letter, asking for a six to 10-month sentence. 'These games attracted celebrities, Wall Street financiers and other wealthy individuals, as well as individuals associated with organized crime.'
"Ting regularly took a rake ... making millions of dollars in the process, prosecutors said. He agreed to forfeit $2 million as part of his plea deal."
Ting was also previously jailed in 2005 for operating another "illegal gambling business" the Daily News said.
Among the players said to have played in the high-stakes cash-games at fancy hotels include MLB star Alex Rodriguez, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
2) Liv Boeree Off to Shoot for FHM
Fresh from her second-place finish at the recent UKIPT Edinburgh the busy Liv Boeree titillated her Twitter followers when she shared plans for a new photo shoot with infamous Lad Mag FHM:
Off to play some poker and take some photos with the boys at @FHM !— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) January 23, 2014
The last time Liv took some shots with a mens' mag this happened, so expectations are high from her fans:
3) Jennifer Tilly Reprises Role on Modern Family
Modern Family and/or Jennifer Tilly fan?
You'll likely enjoy this week's episode of the popular sitcom called "Three Dinners" where Tilly reprises her role of Darlene, wife of Chazz Palminteri's Shorty.
Random online poker tie-in? In the show the couple is moving to Costa Rica. No mention of setting up a grind house though.