Gus Finally Cracks $20m in Losses
Gus Hansen has officially cracked the $20 million mark in lifetime losses on Full Tilt Poker. Also, the casino made famous by Rounders will close in November.
Gus Hansen Cracks $20 Million in Lifetime Online Losses
After flirting with $20 million in lifetime online losses on Full Tilt for a couple of weeks, Gus Hansen finally eclipsed the mark on Sunday.
The Great Dane was online poker's biggest loser on Sunday, dropping $459,159 and breaking through the $20 million mark in losses.
As of Sunday, Hansen has lost $20,109,870 lifetime on Full Tilt Poker. He hasn't been in the black on the site since June 2009.
Hansen is down $5.23 million this year alone and $16.9 million since the Full Tilt relaunch.
Fortunately, those loses don't carry over to the live arena. Hansen is known as one of the toughest live cash game players in the world.
In addition he has over $11.25 million in live tournament earnings with a WSOP bracelet victory. He is a three-time World Poker Tour champion and winner of the 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event.
Trump Taj Mahal Bankrupt, Will Close in November
The casino made famous by the cult classic Rounders will close in November following its latest bankruptcy filing.
Rumors swirled last week that the Atlantic City staple may be headed to bankruptcy and CBS Philly confirmed those rumors on Friday.
The Trump Taj Mahal was prominently featured in Rounders during Mike McDermott's trip to Atlantic City and his classic heads-up match against Johnny Chan.
The casino was also the home to the United States Poker Championships. ESPN carried coverage of the Main Event of the series for several years following the Poker Boom in 2003.
The Taj announcement comes just a couple weeks prior to the closure of Trump Plaza. That casino is scheduled to close on September 16.
This will be the fifth AC casino to close in 2014, reducing the number of AC casinos from 12 to just 7.