Former poker blogger Jay Newnum is stepping far from poker after receiving probation for stealing from a dealer’s tip jar (Image: betraisefoldmovie.com)
If you are a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at a major land casino, probably making a move on the dealer’s tip box just isn’t your best decision ever. Apparently, not everybody grasps that reality, and now from the ‘what were you thinking’ files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker blogger Jay Newnum has received probation for stealing almost $700 while covering a Foxwoods casino poker tourney on 16 of last year december.
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The Fishers, Indiana blogger evidently returned the stolen funds taken from the tip box apparently snatched up using chopsticks, a visual we find pretty amusing during a Mega Stack Challenge $600 No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament held at the popular Mashantucket, Connecticut casino.
Newnum will likely be permitted to take part in one thing called ‘accelerated rehabilitation,’ an official state court system which will wipe his record clean if he makes it through the probation duration without using chopsticks on anything but chow mein and moo goo gai pan. Newnum dodged a bullet with this particular sentencing, as a maximum could have been brought by this class B misdemeanor of six months in jail as well as up to $1,000 in punitive fines.
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