Cemal Egilmez, a poker player from Florida, was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly slapped a fellow player at Gulfstream Park casino, Hallandale. A leading website reported that Egilmez was reportedly taunting the player he ended up slapping, telling to the person that he had ‘baby nuts.’
A police reported said that Cemal was taunting his opposition player when the person being heckled got out of his chair and showed Cemal and a lady sitting next to Cemal a US$ 500000 balance in his bank account from his cellphone. Reports suggest that this sent Cemal over the edge. Then he allegedly assaulted the man.
Meanwhile, it was a great week for NJ poker players both on the live and virtual poker. To begin things off, the World Series of Poker Main Event 2015 final table saw 2 pros from Garden State with Josh Beckley battling his place to 2nd spot for a US$ 4470896 payday, and Thomas Cannuli banking US$ 1426283 for his 6th spot finish.
Joseph McKeehen, the eventual champ, also made his home across the border in the state of Pennsylvania, and visits the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City frequently. Joseph shipped the event for US$ 7683346 with the most sought after item, the gold bracelet and the prestige of winning the world’s top profile poker event of the year. He was undoubtedly the poker star of the week.