Poker Champ Arrested in Prostitution Sting


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Poker player Greg Raymer may have used all of his luck up at the tables. The 48-year-old was caught this week during a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Raleigh news outlet WRAL is reporting that Raymer was one of five men picked up for soliciting prostitution at a hotel sting set up by police on Wednesday, March 13. Raymer and the other men allegedly responded to a fake online ad posted by police.

Raymer has been charged with prostitution and attempted crimes against nature. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 18.

Raymer won money in the 2001 World Series of Poker, where he left with $1,500 from the Omaha hi-lo split 8 or better event. In 2004, Raymer rocketed to fame when he won the no limit Texas hold 'em event at that year's World Series of Poker, claiming a $5 million prize. Since that time, Raymer has gone on to win money at a variety of poker tournaments and now operates a poker training school called Fossilman Poker Training, which offers online classes or in-person seminars at casinos across the U.S.