Greg Raymer Back On PPA Board Of DirectorsJune 5, 2015 12:32 am
In 2013, Poker Players Alliance (PPA) board member Greg “Fossilman” Raymer was arrested by North Carolina police for soliciting a prostitute, and while the poker pro eventually completed his community service, he subsequently took a leave of absence from the PPA in order to serve the best interests of the internet poker action group. More than two years later, and the 50 year-old poker pro has now been welcomed back onto the PPA Board of Directors, with Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations, commenting:
“We at PPA are proud to welcome 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer back to the PPA Board of Directors. Greg has been a tremendous advocate for the game and for the right to play it in all its forms for over a decade.”
Greg Raymer has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry, and a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota, and whilst subsequently working as a patent attorney he also took time to pursue his passion for the game of poker. In 2004, Raymer then gained mainstream attention after taking down the $10,000 Main Event for $5 million, and together with his numerous other accolades, including winning an incredible four Heartland Poker Tour Main Events in 2012, has now amassed $7,536,005 in career winnings.
Furthermore, over the years Greg Raymer has extensively been involved in the poker industry, and as well as running a poker training school the former Team PokerStars Pro has actively lobbied to have poker reclassified as a game of skill. In 2008, Greg Raymer even considered running as Libertarian Party candidate for the 2008 US Vice-Presidency, although he eventually did not run in the race. Fossilman still continues to get his messages across via twitter where he boasts 21.7k followers, and following announcement of his return to the PPA, tweeted:
“Very proud and happy to be back on the Board of Directors for the @ppapoker. Once again can do even more for poker! http://theppa.org/newsletters/2015/05/21/update-54/”