Poker Player Reunited With His Missing $7k Bankroll

Misplacing or losing one’s possessions is always an unsettling affair, with the level of discomfort magnified when it involves a bag full of cash. Unfortunately, that was the recent experience of a Florida poker player who is currently in Las Vegas to play the World Series of Poker, but almost saw his poker vacation come to a premature end after accidentally leaving his $7,000 bankroll in the back of an Uber minivan.
“I started freaking out, shouting ‘no way, no way,’” explained Jacob Brundage.
The incident occurred during his Uber cab journey from the Venetian to the Rio, with Brundage saying that the telephone conversation he had with a friend during the ride made him forget he had set his money down on the back seat. The 39-year-old player then stated that he only realized he’d forgotten his money after being dropped off at his destination, with his frustration subsequently mounting exponentially after unsucessfully attemting to contact the cab’s driver several times.
Luckily, Brundage spotted a group of Uber employees promoting their service at the Rio, who were then able to immediately track down the driver. A short while later, he returned to the Rio complete with the missing bag which was still resting on his back seat, and as the fortunate player explains:
“It felt like a miracle, and I was very relieved. This man’s honesty and integrity made me feel very blessed.”
Brundage then showed his appreciation by giving the driver a $200 reward,  as well as handing a further $100 bonus to the Uber team members who had helped him out.
Over the past 10 months, Uber has seen forgetful customers leave around 168 items in the back of their cabs, including bags, wallets and keys. Commenting on the most recent case, Uber spokeswoman Maui Cheska Orozco said:
“People lose things in their Uber all the time. But this has to be the most valuable thing that someone lost in one of our cars in Las Vegas.”

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