Poker Pro Seduced By Femme Fatale Who Then Steals His $9,000 Winnings

One of the key disciplines necessary to being a professional poker player is the ability to read your opponent, as well as protect your bankroll.
However, a poker pro staying at the Quality Inn in Hammond, Indiana was unable to do either after having his $9,000 gambling winnings stolen from his hotel room by a woman he had just had sex with.
On Feb. 17, 2009, the victim was plying his trade at the Horseshoe Casino’s poker tables, when 27 year old Lakasha C. Johnson pulled up a chair and caught the gamblers eye.
After two hours playing poker together, the newly aquainted couple then ate breakfast before retiring to his hotel room for some more fun and games.
Stopping off briefly on the way to buy gum and condoms, the couple soon enjoyed a steamy night of passion before exhausted, the poker pro nodded off.
Unfortunately for him, by the time he awoke at 11:30 a.m the next day, his $9,000 poker winnings, which had been hidden behind the TV set, were gone and all he had to show for his night’s action was Lakasha C. Johnson’s knickers on the floor.
After he got over his initial shock, the poker pro contacted local authorities who then placed a warrant out for for Lakasha’s arrest.
Despite facing a possible three year sentence for theft, the femme fatale eventually received 90 hours community service and was ordered to repay the stolen $9,000 by a Lake Superior Court jury on Aug. 9th.
The unamed professional gambler, on the other hand, got a poker tale he wouldn’t soon forget.

Other news: reportedly expanding player pool to Michigan

Poker News
08 May 2018
Best selling author Maria Konnikova, famous for such books as How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (2013) and The Confidence Game (2016), decided to turn her psychology and writing skills towards the subject of poker in early 2017. At the time, though, the Harvard University educated Ph.D. in psychology admitted to not even knowing how
01 May 2018
Last Tuesday, US-facing poker site Americas Cardroom (ACR) was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which crippled the site’s traffic, ultimately leading to a cancellation of the tournaments it was running at the time. After working to resolve the issue, another cyber attack was then launched against ACR on Sunday, meaning that
10 Apr 2018
Here is a round-up of some of the latest poker news to make the headlines over the past few days, including a poker pro scamming travelers out of money, a controversial late half-price offer being made for the HPT Main Event at the Westgate Las Vegas, and Doug Polk finally being blocked from accessing Daniel
29 Mar 2018
Last week, Francisco Vallejo Pons, a Spanish chess Grandmaster, pulled out of the European Individual Championship in Batumi, Georgia having made it through to the competition’s fifth round. Vallejo had previously won the event in 2013, and was this year’s fourth placed seed, with the tournament acting as an important qualifier for the 2019 Chess