Things have been shaky for 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jamie Gold, who took home the biggest prize in WSOP history – $12,000,000 – and was promptly sued. A man named Crispin Leyser claimed that as part of a sponsorship deal, Gold had promised him half of his winnings.
However, when Gold struck it rich by winning first place after maintaining a significant chip lead from Day 4 onwards, he didn’t cough up a dime. After the courts withheld Gold’s money, Leyser and Gold released a joint statement stating they had settled the matter outside of court. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed, but was rumored to be in the $4 million range.
There’s no solid evidence that Gold has burned through his part of the win, but a decent indicator is the fact that he is to star in an episode of the reality TV show Ghost Adventures. Gold and other “celebrities” including Vince Neil and Frank Sinatra’s former pianist, Bruce Westcott, will hunt for ghosts at Vegas’ Riviera hotel and casino, which according to legend is haunted. The episode, which serves as the show’s series finale and is to air at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, April 27, 2012, on the Travel Channel.
The show’s synopsis reads: ”Built in 1955, it’s one of the oldest hotel and casinos still standing on the Vegas strip. Filled with history, the hotel has had a roster of celebrity clientele and was formerly connected to the Chicago Mafia — needless to say, the hotel has had its share of good times and bad. Perhaps its most well-known guest was Frank Sinatra, who had his own penthouse suite where he often threw lavish parties. As the ‘Ghost Adventures’ team heads into the hotel to begin their investigation, they enlist the help of a few special guest investigators including: Vince Neil, leader singer for the rock band Motley Crue; Bruce Westcott, Frank Sinatra’s former pianist; and Jamie Gold, 2006′s World Series of Poker champion. Together the group — along with Vince’s entourage — explores paranormal occurrences in Sinatra’s room and various guest rooms. Attempting to channel Sinatra, they recreate a party in his suite, which delivers some startling results. As Vince and his entourage experience unexplained first-hand encounters — including scratch marks on one woman’s back, cold sensations, voices and knocking — Zak, Nick and Aaron document the multiple EVPs and unexplained events. But it’s not until Vince and his girlfriend, Rain, head into room No. 908 that Vince encounters an overwhelming physical experience.”
We’re not sure what that overwhelming physical experience is – but if it’s Vince Neil and his girlfriend in a hotel room – we’re guessing it’s a wild one. Get all your online poker action with Sports Interaction today!