Bryan Hollis, a 33 year-old professional poker player and casino dealer has won the first gold bracelet of his career.
It was the first gold bracelet of 2017 World Series of poker as well. The event was $565 buy-in Casino Employee No Limit Hold’em, which took place at Rio Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday evening.
The tournament attracted 651 players (only Casino employees) and generated a good amount of money as total prize pool, but it was Hollis, who ultimately did the job and collected the first prize of amount $68,817 as winning total.
Hollis was very happy after winning his first career gold bracelet here in this tournament. He said that “it’s incredible’, this is my first tournament since last year, when I participated in this tournament”.
‘This is my first tournament after many months and this is my first cash as well after so many months of playing casino/poker. I have played Millionaire maker once and this is the third year in a row when I played in casino employee event.
Hollis got busted in just seven hands in his last year’s tournament, but here at this very first event of 2017 world series of poker, he created history. He made himself proud against so many top and professional poker players.
Hollis started playing poker in his early 15. He said “it was seven-card-stud game”, which made him a poker bug. He said when I was 18, I started playing poker at Pool Hall and in just in six months, I started running $5/$10 stud game in back of my Pool hall”.
Top 9 Positions of the Match:-
1st: Bryan Hollis – $68,817
2nd: Chris Solomon – $42,508
3rd: Josh Clanton – $29,372
4th: Jermel Stephens – $20,629
5th: Alex Cordova – $14,731
6th: Adem Arbuckle – $10,698
7th: Chris Gallagher – $7,903
8th: Vincent Russell – $5,941
9th: Victor Kim – $4,547