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Teenager Wins Almost One Hundred Grand at SkyCity Casino

A teenage university student with almost no experience playing cards, won $96,000 in a SkyCity casino poker tournament Saturday.

A university student who has less than five months of poker experience, walked into the SkyCity casino to play in a tournament he qualified for, and when he left, he was the champion of the Adelaide Hold em Championship Series.

Daniel Booth was just a nineteen year old university student who worked at a supermarket on Friday, but Saturday his life changed. He won $96,000 in a poker tournament that he did not even pay a fee to enter.

The tournament held a $3,000 buy in, but Booth was one of four people who won entry into the tournament through National Poker League tournaments that were held in Adelaide hotels.

Although he did not have much experience before the tournament, there was no question he was the best player in the tournament. According to Brock Gledhill, National Poker League organizer, "he just dominated. There were players there with phenomenal experience."

Even though he won the tournament and the money, he returned to work and plans to keep his job, although he does say that he will buy a new car and invest with the money that he won.

Published on November 18, 2007 by PrestonLewis

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Recent Comments

Posted by: JamieWhen: 11/18/2007 03:53:13 PM EST
Yeah, he's going to start investing in more high stakes poker tournaments!
Posted by: RonWhen: 11/19/2007 02:32:04 PM EST
That's what you call a serious hustler.