Well we knew that he was a professional gambler the entire time he wowed us on Jeopardy, so it’s only natural he gets back to his root at the World Series of Poker!
Could Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer go on a poker winning streak as well? https://t.co/uZ4PT1xGR2
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From James- “I decided to enter because Mike Sexton contacted me and offered to sponsor my buy-ins. I don’t have any plans to enter another WSOP event beyond those two,” Holzhauer told the Review-Journal in an email. “I played online poker semi-professionally in the early 2000s, but I don’t intend to make a career of it now, as I’m sure I wouldn’t be good enough at it to justify forgoing other opportunities.”
James said he will donate 50%t of his winnings in Vegas to charity. Holzhauer has already donated $300,000 from the $2.46 million he won during his record setting winning streak on Jeopardy.