PokerStars Cada Enjoys Warm Welcome On 'The Late Show with David Letterman'November 19, 2009 1:38 pm
Joe Cada has been doing the rounds since winning this year’s WSOP Main Event and Monday night saw the poker champion make an appearance on the ever popular ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’
Cada is a PokerStars’ pro and the site was eager to make the most of their signing by pointing out in their website that Cada was the “first poker player to be on the show since 2004.”
Cada’s interview came in the second half of the show and Letterman did a good job relaxing his young interviewee and shedding some light on the world of Joe Cada and poker in general. Prompted by Letterman, Cada explained that “after the Moneymaker year” the WSOP moved from Binion’s to the Rio in 2005, that his mother was a black jack dealer at a Detroit casino and as a result wasn’t to happy at her sons career choice as “she relates everything the same as gambling.”
Cada also admitted to losing over $100,000 in a single day, but only after he was assured $1.2 million for making the WSOP final table and that previous to that his biggest loss on a day was $40,000 but never what he couldn’t afford.
The 4 minute interview moved along in a light hearted way and the duo did a good job of presenting poker in an interesting and modern light. Letterman said:
“All of a sudden poker is everywhere and in my mind, the winner of a big pot… they find dead in a rental car. That doesn’t happen anymore?”
Cada explained that times have changed and that poker is now viewed as “a fun thing to do, socially” but when quizzed about his 50% prize money split with poker financiers Eric Haber and Cliff Josephy, Cada coyly replied “Something along those lines,” to which Letterman quipped, “That’s where the rental car comes in.”
The crowd seem to enjoy having the 22 year old poker champion on the show too, and the banter he had with the veteran talk show presenter. The young Cada certainly conducted himself in the manner of a true champion and is to be congratulated for putting up a good performance and presenting poker in the best possible light.