June 13, 2005

Poker champ from Connecticut details heist attempt at Vegas resort

I don't think getting dragged into a room with a ton of chips is a great feeling. Wild story!

Newsday.com: Poker champ from Connecticut details heist attempt at Vegas resort:With $150,000 in poker chips in hand, the reigning World Series of Poker champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer of Stonington, Conn., knew the two robbers who approached him in the hallway of the Bellagio resort weren't looking to chat. "I knew it was a bad idea to let two criminals shove you into the room," Raymer said during a hearing Friday in Las Vegas. "I'm in fear for my safety, my life, my money, everything." Kevin R. Joy, 35, and Deem Cassim, 31, have been charged with attempted robbery and conspiracy. After hearing Raymer testify, a justice of the peace sent the case to District Court for arraignment.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at June 13, 2005 1:35 AM
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