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Poker Security Being Questioned with WSOP Answering

The WSOP has responded to many questions they faced about poker security. This comes after many famous professional players have stated that they are targeted by robbers as they win big heaps of cash. This comes especially as the money which they win is in paper-form. Let’s take a look at the story as a whole.


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Is there enough Poker Security in the Industry?


Usually, poker players carry a lot of cash, are often alone or just with one person, and are generally unarmed. Outside of the Rio during the World Series of Poker, there are no exceptions. Multiple players have already been reported as being robbed at gunpoint while carrying large sums of money.

Most recently, one player spoke out on Twitter about being robbed of a bag of cash that included his WSOP Main Event buy-in. His comment did become a hot-topic for debate with mixed reactions but furthermore, poker security was highlighted as being a problem which could be addressed more.

Many calls for reinforced security were taking place within the poker community, and especially targeted towards the WSOP. Some vocal messages came through social media from Joey Ingram and Ryan Laplante, who made their voices heard.

Ingram posted the following message:

“We need better security in the WSOP parking lot ASAP. I’m surprised this type of thing hasn’t happened more often w/ how big and open the parking lot is and how little security exists outside. This type of thing is awful to allow to happen. Please fix this ASAP @[email protected]

”Do you think that the WSOP will address this poker security dilemma which the industry faces? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Simon is a University student majoring in the field of Communication. Since a young age, his two passions are writing and sports. Originally from England, the Premier League is an important part of his life.

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