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Sports Betting Fraud, WSOP Preview & Guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express Fame

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In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen come to you from the PokerNews office at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). They share highlights from the WSOP Press Conference, preview the PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget from June 24-28, and remember Todd Terry, who passed away at age 48. They also discuss bracelet winner Cory Zeidman being indicted for $25M sports betting fraud scheme, Bill Perkins buying art for $15.3 million, preview the first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship headlining ARIA Poker Classic w/ $1M GTD, Andrew Neeme becoming the latest WPT Ambassador, and Mark Davis denying Darren Elias to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. A slew of other tournaments crowned winners and are highlighted in this episode including the 2022 Lodge Championship Series, Triton Madrid, 888poker LIVE Barcelona, RGPS Downstream Casino, and MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship. Finally, Chad sits down with this week's guest, Billy Hayes, who is best known for his autobiographical book Midnight Express about his experiences in and escape from a Turkish prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish. He's planning to play the WSOP Main Event this year, which he talks about after sharing his incredible story with listeners. Plus he gives a glimpse into his new book Midnight Express Epilogue: Train Keeps Rolling. Listen to those stories and more on the latest PokerNews Podcast! Time Stamps *Time|Topic* 00:30 | Welcome to the show 01:04 | Chad & Jesse are at the WSOP! 01:25 | Teasing guest Billy Hayes of Midnight Express fame 02:34 | PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget from June 24-28 03:22 | Chad is the Kenan Thompson of PokerNews 04:08 | Todd Terry passes away at 48 05:30 | Cory Zeidman indicted for $25M Sports Betting Fraud Scheme 07:40 | Bill Perkins goes wild buying art for $15.3M 10:02 | Midnight Express 10:50 | Guest Billy Hayes joins the show 12:00 | Who is Billy Hayes? 15:50 | The book and the movie 17:15 | How yoga saved his life 18:04 | When and how did poker enter your life? 20:07 | How do you feel about the Midnight Express film? 24:34 | Returning to Turkey 28:26 | Interpol warrant 29:55 | Sponsored by cannabis company to play WSOP Main Event 33:01 | Planning to play Day 1d 34:36 | Which famous poker players wouldn’t you mind playing against? 36:50 | Check out Billy Hayes’ new book here 38:07 | First-Ever BetMGM Poker Championship Headlining ARIA Poker Classic w/ $1M GTD 39:45 | Darren Elias / Mark Davis wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown 41:40 | Andrew Neeme becomes latest WPT Ambassador 42:48 | Recapping winners from the 2022 Lodge Championship Series 44:23 | Daniel Jones makes the final table 45:53 | Winners from Triton Madrid 47:27 | Sponsor: 888poker 47:49 | Sandro Hauser Wins 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event 49:05 | Scott Brandau Wins RGPS Main Event at Downstream Casino 50:00 | Gerald Cunniff Wins MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship 51:09 | WSOP Preview – What we learned at the press conference
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