Poker Pro Scott Montgomery Robbed Of $2k At The BellagioOctober 11, 2010 9:06 am
It seems that Canadian poker pro Scott Montgomery is making as many headlines off the felts as on them these days after being robbed of $2,000 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, recently.
The bracelet winner at this year’s WSOP $1k No-Limit Hold’em Event ($481,760) and 5th place finisher at the 2008 WSOP Main Event ($3,088,012) made the news last month after being romantically linked to the 2007 WSOPE Champion Annette Obrestad.
However, the latest news was a lot less pleasant for Montgomery who found himself the victim of a robbery in the restroom at the Bellagio during a tournament break. Explaining all on his Twitter account, Montgomery wrote:
“Got mugged today at Bellagio. Black guy pulled a knife on me in the restroom. I gave him the $2k in my wallet and he left.”
“I called security, but they took like 15 mins so they didn’t catch him. They are useless twits. Didn’t even ask me to look at camera footage.”
“Security pretty much just said oh well, life sucks, have a nice day. I’m pretty annoyed.”
Although further details are a little sketchy right now one Two Plus Two forum member claims Montgomery refused to hand over the money when first threatened but soon changed his mind after the robber started unwrapping something in his hand believed to be a knife or a gun.
Luckily Scott Montgomery was left uninjured during the mugging and he now joins an army of poker players who have been the target of attacks over the years including the poker legend Doyle Brunson himself.
The Bellagio in Las Vegas was also the scene of a scary experience for the 2004 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Raymer who found himself accosted by robbers on the sidelines of the 2004 Five Diamond Poker Classic.
The robbers tried to force Raymer into his hotel room but having seen their faces and fearing for his life he decided to fight the men off who then ran away.
In that instance the would-be robbers were apprehended and convicted six months later but justice may be much further away in this latest incident judging from Montgomery’s description of the slack approach taken by Bellagio security staff.