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Poker champ busted for gambling in Tennessee

World Series of Poker (Senior Division) winner Paul McKinney charged with gambling in Tennessee.

Poker champ busted for gambling in Tennessee Paul McKinney, 82-year-old former Senior Division World Series of Poker winner, was arrested last Friday, along with 15 other poker players, after a bust by the Kingsport, Tennessee police. McKinney, resident of Virginia, and Donnie Godsey were charged with aggravated gambling promotion, as the police believes that they organized the illegal poker event. Over $20,000 in cash, poker chips and sports betting slips were confiscated by the authorities, who have acted on anonymous tip.

 Paul McKinney won the 2005 World Series of Poker (Senior Division), at the time the oldest poker tournament winner, taking home over $200,000 in prize money. He was released on $3,250 the same day. Court date for the poker champ has not been set yet.

 Published on 11/07/2007

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