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Aspiring rapper wins WSOP dealer tourney
His nickname might be QuietLike, but Eric Narciso made some noise at the World Series of Poker Casino Employees World Championship.
Eric Narciso, a 24-year-old Las Vegas poker dealer from Orleans Casino, pocketed $104,701 after winning his way to the event via a $90 satellite.
The aspiring rapper - who has one album to his credit, Cuz Actionz Speak Louder Than Wordz, and performs under the name QuietLike - beat out 1,038 other casino employees for the win.
With a buy-in priced at $500, total prize money came to $467,500. The event kicked off the WSOP festivities this year, and wrapped on Saturday with Narciso claiming his six-figure check and a coveted gold bracelet.
It was the second-largest Casino Employees World Championship, falling only slightly behind last year's number.
Because of the crowd, play stretched on in Day 2, with finalists playing for almost 14 hours before the tournament concluded at 6 a.m.
Results are as follows:
- Eric Narciso - Chicago, Ill. - $104,701
- Charles Fisher - Dallas, Texas - $66,392
- Eugene Lang - Chicago, Ill. - $42,547
- Chris Chau - China - $28,053
- Kevin Kalthoff - Bozeman - $19,637
- David Dietrfch - Las Vegas, Nev. - $14,962
- Meaghan Larivee - Brantford, Ont. - $11,221
- John Konich - Las Vegas, Nev. - $8,182
- Eric Schutzberg - Las Vegas, Nev. - $5,844
- Michael Anderson - Gilbert, Ariz. - $4,301